Updated:
Original:

City Pages, popular Twin Cities alternative magazine, bought by Star Tribune

Author:

Some big changes on the Minneapolis print scene, where the city's leading newspaper has bought a smaller, but popular alternative weekly periodical.

The Star Tribune reports that its parent company, Star Tribune Media Co., is buying City Pages from Voice Media Co. in a deal whose terms are not yet known.

Tribune's own entertainment weekly Vita.mn, a City Pages competitor, will be shut down as a result.

“The acquisition will give us a larger footprint in our home market and allow us to grow our audience and our advertising revenue,” a Star Tribune marketing official said.

City Pages will continue to run independently and with its current editors place – and company officials said they will "keep their hands off" the weekly's reporting, which the paper admits has often been critical of the Star Tribune.

The article indicates the staff will also remain on board, but writer Ben Johnson tweeted that he has already lost his job as part of the acquisition:

The news is fresh but social media is already hopping with reactions from local readers and media observers, with comments ranging from surprise to skepticism:

Next Up

Screen Shot 2021-10-21 at 5.14.36 PM

Mayor Carter announces COVID vaccine mandate for St. Paul city workers

It comes after Minneapolis announced the requirement for vaccines or regular testing for city workers in September.

two twelve medical center chaska GSV

Ridgeview cutting hours at 2 Minnesota urgent care locations

Hours of operation at a third location are also being shifted earlier.

Flickr - QFamily - Ben Jerrys

Latest to wade into Mpls. Question 2 debate is ... Ben & Jerry's?

The ice cream business said it supports the creation of a Department of Public Safety.

mickey moore driver's license shared

Mpls. candidate tries to 'set the record straight' about where he lives

Questions about Ward 9 candidate Mickey Moore's residency are quickly piling up.

Screen Shot 2021-10-21 at 1.49.16 PM

COVID-19 case rate drops in 51 of 87 Minnesota counties

Four of the 10 lowest case rates are metro-area counties.

unsplash - visitor patient doctor hospital emergency - crop

Allina mental health workers vote to unionize

Concerns over safety led the workers to unionize.

teacher, coronavirus, covid-19, school, classroom

Minnesota reports COVID deaths of teen student, 2 school staffers

Cases in schools rose again in the past week, though there are signs cases may have peaked.

Proctor football

Investigation of alleged misconduct on Proctor football team nears conclusion

The football team canceled its season and the coach subsequently resigned.

minnesota house of representatives

Minnesota House will continue hybrid operations, require masks in 2022

The Speaker of the House announced the plans in a memo to members and staff on Thursday.

Related

Screen Shot 2020-10-28 at 10.30.23 AM

The Star Tribune is shutting down City Pages

The free newspaper was bought by the Star Tribune in 2015.

City Pages

Fan creates City Pages archive, Star Tribune tells him to remove it

After word spread that the defunct newspaper's website would go down, a fan created his own copy. Then he got a cease and desist letter.