Press: Cowles to Minneapolis

In Minneapolis are three newspapers, of which the weakest is the evening Star. Its 80,000 circulation is 35,000 less than the Journal's, 56,000 less than the Tribune's. Started 15 years ago as an organ of the Non-Partisan League, the Star was at first rambunctiously radical, has lately grown respectable and New Dealish. It went through a receivership from which it was extricated by the late Albert Burnett Frizzell. Last week the Frizzell estate sold controlling interest in the Star to Gardner Cowles & sons, publishers of the fatly prosperous Des Moines Register...

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