The Press: Minesota Monopoly

Minnesota Monopoly

St. Paul, Minn, last week learned that it is to become a one-newspaper town. The Ridder Brothers. Manhattan chain publishers, got control of the only daily there that they did not already own. They operate the evening Dispatch and the morning Pioneer Press. What they bought was the slipping, 33-year-old evening News, for a reputed price of $750,000.

Up to late last week News stockholders had not officially approved the deal and News employes were fighting it desperately. They circulated a handbill headlined "Only One Newspaper in St. Paul?'' and protested...

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