Skip to main content

Pioneer Press will move to building across the river from downtown St. Paul


The St. Paul Pioneer Press will soon be on the move. The newspaper announced Tuesday it's relocating its headquarters to the River Park Plaza building just across the Mississippi River from downtown St. Paul.

The announcement comes just a few days after the newspaper sold its current building on Cedar Street to a South Dakota developer who plans to convert it into apartments.

The River Park Plaza building, which is also home to Comcast, is on the west bank of the Mississippi River facing downtown St. Paul. About one-third of its office space is vacant.

The Pioneer Press will occupy one entire floor of the building, as well as other space for a data center and other operations, according to the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal.

The new offices will allow the paper to focus on its digital operations, associate publisher Greg Mazanec said, according to the Pioneer Press. The move is scheduled for late 2015 to early 2016.

The paper notes it will be the first time in its 165-year history that it will be headquartered outside of downtown St. Paul.

The Stencil Group of Sioux Falls, S.D., expects to begin refurbishing the Cedar Street building in January.

CEO Nate Stencil told the Pioneer Press he expects the eight-story building to accommodate 150 to 168 market-rate units. He added his company likes the building's location on the Green Line light rail route as well as its skyway access.

The renovated building could begin welcoming its first tenants by the fall of 2016.

The Pioneer Press has been in the Cedar Street building since 1984. The sale of that building came just two weeks after its former printing plant was sold; newspaper production was contracted to the Star Tribune last year.

The Star Tribune’s longtime landmark offices were also recently vacated. The Minneapolis structure is being demolished to make way for the Downtown East development. The newspaper’s staff has relocated to three floors of the Capella Tower downtown office building.

Next Up

Joe Biden

Biden's visit to MN will include stop at Dakota County Technical College

The $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill passed earlier this month.

Brooklyn Center police

Victim of 'accidental' shooting ID'd as 23-year-old Duluth woman

The 23-year-old died three days after being shot while sitting in a parked vehicle.


Motorist dead after crashing into utility pole in south Minneapolis

The crash happened Saturday night in the South Uptown neighborhood.

police lights

St. Cloud mother arrested after 3-month-old baby found dead

Officers discovered the baby during a welfare check Sunday.

Merwin Liquors Mounds View

Police shoot, kill man inside Mounds View liquor store

It follows an alleged armed carjacking outside a nearby Aldi.

Dalvin Cook

Report: Dalvin Cook has dislocated shoulder, will undergo MRI

The Vikings running back was carted off the field in Sunday's loss to the 49ers.

Kirk Cousins

Watch: Kirk Cousins lines up under guard on critical 4th down play

Kirk Cousins went "Full Kirk" at the worst possible time.

Dalvin Cook

Dalvin Cook injured, Vikings drop crucial game against 49ers

The Vikings couldn't stop the Niners' rushing attack in a 34-26 loss.

Flickr - police lights squad siren - Edward Kimmel

Man airlifted to a hospital after police shooting in Forest Lake

Police allege that the man presented a threat to officers.

Minnesota Wild

Wild's two third-period goals take down the Lightning

Ryan Hartman's go-ahead goal defeated the two-time defending champions.

Byron Buxton

Reports: Twins reach extension with Byron Buxton

The long-term deal locks in one of the Twins' franchise players.