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Star Tribune Media Co. invites readers, advertisers and fans to join in marking the milestone of 150 years in publication. We hope you’ll celebrate with us at these summer anniversary events:

Unveiling of Star Tribune globe
11 a.m. May 25
A 6-foot, 300-pound, hand-painted masterpiece commissioned in 1951 graced the former Star Tribune Building. Feared lost during a building renovation decades ago, the globe was recently rediscovered and restored. It will be on permanent display in the lobby of the new Star Tribune Building, 650 3rd Ave S., Minneapolis. Join us at the dedication with Editor Rene Sanchez, Minnesota Newspaper Association Executive Director Lisa Hills and Minneapolis City Council President Barbara Johnson, who will proclaim May 25 “Star Tribune Day” in Minneapolis.

Display of rare first edition
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 25
Also on display in the lobby of the Star Tribune Building: a recently restored first edition of the Minneapolis Daily Tribune from May 25, 1867. Only two copies are known to exist. On May 25, the Star Tribune will be wrapped with a reproduction of the first front page.

Light the skyline

May 25
Local landmarks will be lighted in Star Tribune’s signature green from dusk to dawn: Target Field, U.S. Bank Stadium, Target headquarters, Capella Tower, the I-35W bridge and the Lowry Avenue Bridge.

Public celebration at Fulton Taproom
May 25
Fulton Taproom, 414 N. 6th Ave, Minneapolis, opens in the evening for a taste of commemorative EXTRA! EXTRA! American Pale Ale. The beer will be available from retailers on May 26.

Digital archives

Every page from its 150-year history is now available in a single, searchable archive at startribune.com/vault.

Special anniversary sections

Four special sections will spotlight 150 years of news coverage and will feature reflections from Star Tribune journalists. Watch for them at startribune.com/150 and each month in print: Innovation on May 21, Arts and Culture on June 18, The Seasons on July 16 and Sports on Aug. 20.

Tours of printing facilities
Schedule a free tour of the Star Tribune’s Heritage Center in Minneapolis’ North Loop at shop.startribune.com.

Live journalism statewide tour
Star Tribune editors and reporters will hold conversations on the news with citizens in five cities. The first will be May 16 at Mankato at Minnesota State University, in partnership with Mankato Free Press and with guests welcomed by Star Tribune owner Glen Taylor. Other events will be in St. Cloud (June 27), Marshall (July 19), Duluth (Aug. 22) and Rochester (Sept. 12).

Community events

The Star Tribune’s newly designed Anniversary Truck will visit 20 festivals, concerts and parades around the state.

State Fair
Star Tribune journalists will be in conversation with Minnesota newsmakers every day at its renovated building on the fairgrounds. Get merchandise, great subscription deals and the always popular Star Tribune State Fair lip balm.

A note from Mike Klingensmith, publisher and CEO of the Star Tribune:
“Very few institutions survive and thrive for 150 years. Fewer still have the lasting impact on civic life that the Star Tribune has had. As proud as we are about a century and a half of great journalism and the opportunity to serve our community and state, these celebrations are really about our readers. Year after year, it’s been our privilege to be there all day, every day with the very best news and information we can possibly deliver. We’re also grateful to our advertisers for the support they give us every step of the way and without whom we wouldn’t be here today. We celebrate this great milestone with tremendous gratitude and tremendous optimism for the future, as well.”

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Comprehensive schedule of events

May 16
• State tour “Live Journalism” event: Mankato
Partnering with Mankato Free Press. Lincoln Lounge & Ostrander Auditorium, 5:30 p.m. doors open, 6:30 program

May 22
• Advertiser/media/VIP “first taste” event at Fulton Brewing taproom, 4:30 p.m.

May 25: ANNIVERSARY DAY
• Bonus-day newspaper wrapped with spadea reproduction of first 1867 front-page.
• Lobby ceremony and globe reveal, 11a.m.

Speakers:
• Lisa Hills, Minnesota Newspaper Association
• Rene Sanchez, Star Tribune editor
• Tim Quady, Blue Rhino Studio
• Barb Johnson, City Council president, reads “Star Tribune Day” proclamation

Refreshments and activities:
• Commemorative “first front page” poster handout
• First edition on display in Capella rotunda, 11a.m.-2 p.m.
• Open-to-the public celebration at Fulton Brewing taproom, 4:30 p.m.

“Light the Skyline” landmark celebration begins at dusk
• Capella Tower
• Target Corp. headquarters
• IDS Center
• Target Field
• U.S. Bank Stadium
• I-35W bridge
• Lowry Avenue bridge

May 26
• Minnesota Twins: special presentation & first pitch by Star Tribune employees, 7 p.m. game start
• St. Paul Saints: special presentation, StarTribune anniversary truck w/fan giveaway, first pitch by Star Tribune employees, subscriber appreciation event in Star Tribune Skydeck, 7 p.m.

June 2
• Anniversary truck & street team appearance: Edina Art Fair

June 3
• Anniversary truck & street team appearance: Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, grand re-opening, noon

June 4
• Anniversary truck & street team appearance: Edina Art Fair

June 16-18
• Anniversary truck & street team appearance: Stone Arch Festival
Star Tribune Ugly Tie Father’s Day 5k fun run

June 27
• State tour “Live Journalism” event: St. Cloud
Paramount Theatre
5:30 p.m. doors open, 6:30 program
Partnering with St. Cloud Times
Anniversary truck & street team appearance

July 7-8
• Anniversary truck & street team appearance: Basilica Block Party

July 11-12
• State Tour anniversary truck & street team appearance: Bean Hole Days, Pequot Lakes

July 14-15
• State Tour anniversary truck & street team appearance: Pelican Fest, Pelican Rapids

July 19
• State tour “Live Journalism” event: Marshall
SMSU University event center
5:30 p.m. doors open, 6:30 program
Partnering with Marshall Independent
Anniversary truck & street team appearance

July 22
• Anniversary truck & street team appearance: Rock the Garden

July 28-30
• State Tour anniversary truck & street team appearance: Blueberry Days, Ely

July 29
• State Tour anniversary truck & street team appearance: All Pints North, Duluth

August 1
• State Tour anniversary truck & street team appearance: Buffalo Bill Days, Lanesboro

August 4, 11, 18, and 25
• Anniversary truck & street team appearances: Music & Movies, Lake Harriet

August 17
• Steve Sack book launch event, Talk of the Stacks, downtown central library, 7 p.m.

August 21
• “Eclipse Party” celebrating total solar eclipse, The Commons, 11am

August 22
• State tour “Live Journalism” event: Duluth
Partnering with Duluth News Tribune
5:30 p.m. doors open, 6:30 program
Greysolon Ballroom venue
Anniversary truck & street team appearance

August 23
• Peace Coffee launches 150th anniversary coffee blend celebrating Star Tribune
“First-to-taste” sampling event, Peace Coffee, Capella Tower, 8-10 a.m.

August 24-September 4
• Minnesota State Fair
Anniversary truck appears in daily parade

September 8-9
• Anniversary truck & street team appearances: James J. Hill Days, Wayzata

September 12
• State tour “Live Journalism” event: Rochester
Rochester Civic Theatre
5:30 pm doors open, 6:30 program
Anniversary truck & street team appearance

November 2
• Chris Riemenschneider book launch event, Talk of the Stacks, Minneapolis Central Library, 7 p.m.