Star Tribune-Minneapolis Bias and Reliability Overview

Star Tribune-Minneapolis is a daily newspaper and website based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The largest newspaper in the state, the Star Tribune is a merger of the Minneapolis Tribune, founded in 1867, and the Minneapolis Daily Star, founded in 1920. It is independently owned by the Star Tribune Media Company. The newspaper has won six Pulitzer Prizes, in addition to numerous other journalism awards. The print circulation is 250,000, and the website records more than 14 million visits per month. Ad Fontes Media rates Star Tribune-Minneapolis in the middle category of bias and as most reliable in terms of reliability.

Overall Score

A team of analysts at Ad Fontes Media regularly reviews articles and news programs to rate them in terms of bias and reliability. A weighted average of these ratings results in the overall score for the media source.

The bias rating, demonstrated on the Media Bias Chart®️ on the horizontal axis, ranges from most extreme left to neutral to most extreme right. The reliability rating, demonstrated on the chart’s vertical axis, rates sources on a scale from original fact reporting to analysis, opinion, propaganda and inaccurate/fabricated information.

The following are Star Tribune-Minneapolis’ overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 46.43

Bias: -3.83

Reliability scores for articles and shows are on a scale of 0-64. Scores above 24 are generally acceptable; scores above 32 are generally good.

Bias scores for articles and shows are on a scale of -42 to + 42, with higher negative scores being more left, higher positive scores being more right, and scores closer to zero being the most neutral and/or balanced.

Individual Article Scores

The following articles were reviewed by Ad Fontes Media analysts on the basis of reliability and bias. Each article was reviewed by at least three analysts: one conservative, one liberal and one moderate.

The team considers a variety of factors when rating a news article. To determine its reliability score, we consider the article’s veracity, expression, and its headline and graphics. We add each of these scores to the chart on a sliding scale, with the average of those creating the article’s overall reliability score.

To determine an article’s bias score, we consider its language, its political position and how it compares to other stories from other sources on the same topic. We add each of these scores to the chart on a sliding scale, with the average of those creating the article’s overall bias score.

Article URLBiasReliability
Rash Report: In Kabul, shadows of Saigon044
ProPublica: Many of the uber-rich pay next to no income tax-645.67
Three young adults, gun groups sue over Minnesota's 21 age requirement for gun carry permits344
Protesters take fight for police accountability to Uptown-4.6745
St. Cloud law firm targeted pro-Trump employees for firing, lawsuit alleges046
Minnesota Democrats back Jan. 6 bill blocked by Senate GOP-841.67
Minnesota Republicans not on board as House OKs Jan. 6 commission-1.6746
4 ex-Minneapolis cops indicted on civil rights charges in George Floyd death-3.3347.33
Variants threaten rollback of Minnesota's COVID restrictions-1.3346.33
Protesting teacher chains herself to courthouse fence during Derek Chauvin trial in Minneapolis-648
Buffalo shooting suspect had threatened mass shooting of Minnesota hospital in 2018046.67
U.S. Rep. Jim Hagedorn declares victory in Minnesota's First Congressional District050.33
Court orders UnitedHealth to redo 67,000 denied claims for behavioral care048.67
Minnesota U.S. Rep. Angie Craig declares victory over GOP challenger Tyler Kistner-2.6748.67
Help wanted: Minnesota State Patrol wants to hire more troopers048.33
Twin Cities ICU space 'at red alert' as virus cases hit record050.33
Ending era of playoff failure may best be a job for youngest Twins037
Surly Brewing Co. to close its destination beer hall in Minneapolis3.2548.75
Gov. Tim Walz, Sen. Paul Gazelka working to 'reset' relationship after tense letter exchange-249
In Duluth, Vice President Mike Pence promises a 'more prosperous Minnesota'-1.6747.67
Party conventions set ominous tone for November election-245
Complaints spur intensified virus-related inspections for Minnesota bars, restaurants-2.3350.67
Many Minnesota schools are pushing back the first day of school-1.3344.33
Minneapolis remains under emergency declaration, but no curfew Friday night-8.3341.67
Mayo's plasma program shows first signs of COVID-19 benefit-151.33