Unveiling of Star Tribune globe
11 a.m. May 25
A 6-foot, 300-pound, hand-painted masterpiece commissioned in 1951 graced the former Star Tribune Building. Feared lost during a building renovation decades ago, the globe was recently rediscovered and restored. It will be on permanent display in the lobby of the new Star Tribune Building. Join us at the dedication with Editor Rene Sanchez, Minnesota Newspaper Association President Lisa Hills and Minneapolis City Council President Barbara Johnson, who will proclaim May 25 “Star Tribune Day” in Minneapolis.
Display of rare first edition
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 25
Also on display in the lobby of the Star Tribune Building: a recently restored first edition of the Minneapolis Daily Tribune from May 25, 1867. Only two copies are known to exist. On May 25, the Star Tribune will be wrapped with a reproduction of the first front page.
Light the skyline
Local landmarks will be lighted in Star Tribune’s signature green from dusk to dawn: Target Field, U.S. Bank Stadium, Target headquarters, Capella Tower, the I-35W bridge and the Lowry Avenue Bridge.
Public celebration at Fulton Taproom
Fulton Taproom opens in the evening for a taste of commemorative EXTRA! EXTRA! American Pale Ale. The beer will be available from retailers on May 26.
Every page from its 150-year history is now available in a single, searchable archive at startribune.com/vault.
Special anniversary sections
Four special sections will spotlight 150 years of news coverage and will feature reflections from Star Tribune journalists. Watch for them at startribune.com/150 and each month in print: Innovation: May 21, Arts and Culture: June 18, The Seasons: July 16, Sports: Aug. 20.
Tours of printing facilities
Schedule a free tour of the Star Tribune’s Heritage Center in Minneapolis’ North Loop at shop.startribune.com.
Live journalism statewide tour
Star Tribune editors and reporters will hold conversations on the news with citizens in five cities. The first will be May 16 at Mankato at Minnesota State University, in partnership with Mankato Free Press and with guests welcomed by Star Tribune owner Glen Taylor. Other events will be in St. Cloud (June 27), Marshall (July 19), Duluth (Aug. 22) and Rochester (Sept. 12).
The Star Tribune’s newly designed Anniversary Truck will visit 20 festivals, concerts and parades around the state.
Star Tribune journalists will be in conversation with Minnesota newsmakers every day at its renovated building on the fairgrounds. Get merchandise, great subscription deals and the always popular Star Tribune State Fair lip balm.
A note from Mike Klingensmith, publisher and CEO of the Star Tribune:
“Very few institutions survive and thrive for 150 years. Fewer still have the lasting impact on civic life that the Star Tribune has had. As proud as we are about a century and a half of great journalism and the opportunity to serve our community and state, these celebrations are really about our readers. Year after year, it’s been our privilege to be there all day, every day with the very best news and information we can possibly deliver. We’re also grateful to our advertisers for the support they give us every step of the way and without whom we wouldn’t be here today. We celebrate this great milestone with tremendous gratitude and tremendous optimism for the future, as well.”