Star Tribune

4.1 (354)
29.4 MB
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Current version
The Star Tribune Media Company
Last update
10 months ago
Version OS
12.0 or later
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User Reviews for Star Tribune

4.1 out of 5
354 Ratings
8 months ago, Unusually bright
Trib app
Can’t complain too much, but this is what I could say. It can be glichy and I’m not crazy about the pop up ad that each article that you click on has happen, but oh well, like you’re going to eliminate them because I don’t like them! You’re in the business to make money.
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8 months ago, Lady Samm
Star Tribune review
Have always loved reading your paper. I am sad of the smaller paper and fewer reporters as you have always had outstanding reporting . I also want to say that I’ve appreciated the person on your staff who double checks the spelling- after the Spellcheck automated system. Sentence structure matters to the intent of the message and STrib has always seemed to be really so aware about that. My mother was a schoolteacher and she was picky picky picky about spelling, grammar, and sentence structure. I like reading billboards, roadside signs of one kind or another. Looking for some ‘Oops’ in the sign about those English topics I mentioned. So thanks for your attention to these things. They matter. I have a 88 yr old friend. I gift her a daily and Sunday paper for her birthday, Christmas and other holidays. She tells me it’s a highlight of her day to make a cup of coffee, sit down and read your paper. And she thinks of me everyday. So thanks for all you do for us who love the Star Tribune. Keep it up. We’ll keep reading…
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8 months ago, Kstnay
Generally works, but occasionally freezes up
I use this app every day, and in general, it works pretty well. Some of the irritating features are the stupid blinking ads everywhere. For an older person like myself, who has multiple “floaters” in my aging eyes, it not only is annoying, but it makes me dizzy enough to have to walk away. Enough already! Another annoyance is during reading of the comments of any article…if you want to “read more of this conversation,” clicking that will do so, but then exiting will put you back to the very beginning! This is dumb because I may have already read through several hundred comments! I do not feel like scrolling through all of them again, so I usually just switch to a new article to read.
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3 months ago, Randolphini
Shockingly substandard
I’ve had this app for years and it’s most obvious issues have never been addressed, which I find hard to believe. Either the app developers do not use their own app, or Strib does not care that the app just doesn’t work. The pervasive issues I see all the time: - frequent crashing or closing when accessing certain sections from the sidebar - stories do not match what is on the website or physical newspaper for the day (this makes no sense) - app does not open if you click a strib link in the web browser, requiring you to search for an article you want to read within the app if you see it linked or referenced elsewhere online. - the search feature is laughable. Search hits are almost always several years old and not relevant. Sometimes the search will not hit even when you copy the headline of the article you want to read into the search bar. For what they charge to use this app- especially since their print service delivery is spotty at best - it is shocking how bad it is. It’s almost like they don’t want you to read their content. This makes it really hard for me to want to support local news.
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4 months ago, Paul57-2
Love the Star Tribune
I read the eEdition every day. Maybe it having grownup with a printed newspaper that has influenced the way I get news. I appreciate the layout of a real newspaper. A front page with headlines of what’s most important happening in the world, state, city or neighborhood. Not the same old rabbit hole feeds from so many online services. I’m always shocked by how uninformed my adult children are concerning news. I read the Star Tribune cover to cover and don’t need any other news. If you live in Minnesota it is an essential app and subscription. Paul, Minneapolis
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8 months ago, glempe
Love the Strib
I love the Paper because the news is timely, the reporting feels even handed, with right mix of local, national, and international flavor, AND I can read it the way and when I want to, given my busy schedule. Online has options to feel like I am reading my old school newspaper at the kitchen table, or I can just focus on what I want on the website for a quick hit of what’s currently on the front burner… Personal notifications, make it hard for me to miss the news that matters most to me, chosen by the best curator, you guessed it, Me!😉😎
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10 months ago, johnandor
Have had it..
Cancelled my e-subscription for the second time for the same reason. The app, as downloaded, does not allow me to log on. I go to the Strib website and log on thru Safari with no problem. Since I prefer the virtual print edition, I try to transfer to that site. It asks me to log in again. This worked for about a year, then recently my log in attempt was rejected. I read several e-editions, including the New York Time, daily. Switching between formats, using the crosswords, Worde, etc. absolutely no problem. Problems with IPad logins appear to be endemic with your app, judging by the comments. I think it’s time you switched out your developers.
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4 months ago, mplsreader
Overall ok but needs improvement
It works fine and with some work you can get the articles you need. But I’d prefer a couple features. First, there is some content I really don’t need. I’d like to pick the sections it draws from. I either need to go to each section one at a time (local, sports, national, etc.) or scroll past a lot of content I don’t care about especially when content keeps repeating. I’d also like to see a section based on date order or since last time I viewed content. I have to keep scrolling past already seen content as I scan for articles of interest.
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1 year ago, PAbatemarco
My daily emails don’t work together with the app at all
I receive my daily emails see a story I want to read and it opens the app and asks me to sign in. When I do it takes me not to the story I clicked on but to the main page then I have to go searching for the story. Two things: 1. Why aren’t the app, emails and social media connected re keeping track of the story I clicked on? and 2. Why does accessing the app from the email and social media require me to sign in every time. When I use just the app I remain signed in indefinitely. Both of these issues are resolvable my New York Times app coordinates with both the emails and also thru clicking on links in social media. This issue is so frustrating that I’m thinking seriously about dropping my subscription entirely. Please fix this and catch up to the rest of the publishing industry in using tech to encourage readership rather than driving us away.
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8 months ago, Privacy gone rouge
Home Grown
Growing up in the 60’s is all we had to read and, even signing up as well as delivering it to to my neighbors. #1 in the country. While in the military for my career I still read that paper and now on the app. I read it every day on the app because I do not live in Minneapolis anymore. Can’t say enough about the Star and Tribune. It’s my go to for my Hometown news!!
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3 months ago, Disappointed Chess
Out of sync with iOS updates
Apple recently released an iOS update. The developers at the Strib weren’t able to keep up though I’m assuming they have had plenty of warning. The app stopped working completely. The Strib had to print a news article instructing subscribers to delete the app & re-download from the App Store to get it working again. That worked for a couple days. Now the new app is exhibiting similar behavior as the old one. Get it together Strib. Also the comment section scroll speed is too slow. Why can’t comments be native to the app?
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6 months ago, AkaMaxBuz
Type too large
For accessibility, this app FAILS. Since the 3.0 revision introduced one month ago, I can no longer use voiceover to read articles on my iPad. I contacted your tech department three weeks ago about this. Now I see there have been two revisions since then and this issue has not been addressed though I was told it would be. I’m canceling my subscription. Update: The Mac accessibility function voiceover is working again. This is so essential for those of us in the vision loss community. How much appreciated.
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8 months ago, gramichele
Frustrating way to start my day.
I love being able to read the Strib on my iPad, especially as a Florida snowbird. What I don’t love is the slow, buggy app. It freezes up a lot and I need to restart it. I never get to reading it all because run out of patience and time. I’ve never experienced an app this bad before. Please fix it!
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8 months ago, daviderickson
Great Content& Great App Experience
This is the first app I open in the morning and then throughout the day to keep up to date on the news in my state and to follow my favorite sports teams. The Start Tribune is the gold standard for news reporting on Minnesota and the app itself is superbly designed for a great experience on mobile and tablet alike.
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7 months ago, Ray j 49
Ray Johnson s Thoughts
I’m almost 92 years young and have never forgotten the days when I had a paper route delivering the Star Tribune. That’s about 80 years ago. Now I read the obituaries to see who’s passed. I read them on my I phone because we live out of town, but they cut me off and try to sell me a subscription Sad Story
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8 months ago, 7ree7op Flyer
App is so much worse than it could be
The strib app crashes a lot. It’s often very slow to load pages or to scroll smoothly. It somehow burns through my phone’s battery unlike other apps. And if you ever try using this app to search for an article - even if you search for the EXACT title - the search results never (and I mean NEVER) show what you’re looking for. The only reason I keep subscribing to this app is because I believe it’s vital to support local newspapers.
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1 year ago, Stix P. McGraw
Still clunky after all these years
I enjoy the Strib- the content is good- but unfortunately this is a clunky app that doesn’t do the paper justice. For many years now, the app has had severe operational issues, and it still does. Often you’ll tap on a headline and the story won’t load- you just get the wheel of death. The same thing often happens when you want to read subscriber comments. Apparently they’re not planning to remedy these issues….
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9 months ago, Jim1662
This app needs work
The front page often lists the same article more than once and has old articles taking up valuable space. I would also like the option to turn off sections I’m not interested in and an easier way to access the sections I am interested in. I also subscribe to the NYT and find it easier to navigate through their sections. They also keep the front page up to date without duplication.
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8 months ago, Arcys1
Great App
The Star Tribune app gives me all of the information that I need from News to Sports to Weather and everything in between. There are many features that you can read about the Twin Cities. The content is always up-to-date and accurate.
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5 months ago, TwinkleToes2doodles
Horrible Search Function
The search function is essentially useless. I can type in all the necessary keywords and still not find the article I was looking for. It doesn’t let you sort by date or relevance. It needs filters and a more advanced way to search. I also don’t like how I can’t go from the browser to the app seamlessly. If you want to read the most recent stories, then it’s fine. But it’s not useful beyond that.
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3 months ago, Fastlane1987
Crash crash crash
If the app could keep working and not freeze, crash, or jump loop you to other articles or adds maybe it would be wo th using. Been using for about a 2 months and the style to read an article is real. There are crashes regularly that cause one to be booted from app. Time will tell if I renew digital subscription, but between the crashing and constant updates it is not looking good.
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4 months ago, Pjz007
Great free news source
So great that the Strib has been able to keep so much content available without a paywall. I’m a 365 day a year subscriber and have been since my freshman year in college 45+ years ago, but still nice to hop on line for current updates.
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1 year ago, Andy in Minnesota
Reliable, easy to access news
The app makes it easy to find local news in an organized place. Better experience than navigating the internet to the website.
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3 months ago, K-T-Ruth
When I open the Strib it tells me to UPDATE. After hitting the green update sign I am taken to the App Store. There is not an option there to “update” only to “open”. This App has worked for me for years until recently, giving me references to “uodate”. I did perform an update the first time, I have even removed the App and reinstalled. What is the problem?
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8 months ago, Brad in St. Paul
Highly readable
This is one of the cleanest and most readable newspaper websites, and the app makes a seamless interface. I don’t always agree with the Strib’s editorial stance and choices about how to cover local stories, but they’re the newspaper of record in the Twin Cities, and an important voice.
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6 months ago, kingdom of mine
If you’re 👀for something that can be made easier
This is the only one that has it all in one place so it’s more than just another app to get ya started with ya morning routine and get your coffee ready to drink it up for all your days activities!🐾🛵🪰🕷️🧵👠🌎👩‍👩‍👦🚌🐣🏍️🎸
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7 months ago, Marthasr
Good but biased
They cover the news quite well but they are editorially biased. For example, on the 2040 plan they express concern but support for a plan that virtually eliminates the ability of families to provide a confident home environment in which to raise your family. Families take a back seat to singles and couples which reflects the make up of the city council.
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8 months ago, BrilliantMed
Top notch local reporting and a well-designed app
The app works well. The news coverage is extensive, including the less populated areas of Minnesota. Coverage is largely unbiased and just puts the facts down in black and white without spin. My go-to news source.
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8 months ago, Tima II
There are times when the article does not match the headline. The repeat of articles while scrolling is confounding. Makes one think they’re not using the app properly.
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9 months ago, Fully read
Enjoy the regional coverage
I appreciate the coverage of outstate communities. I also like reading the new articles as they are added throughout the day, rather than waiting till morning to read all the news.
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5 months ago, CC D's
Repeating repeat news not news
As I scroll through the headlines at some point I realize I am reading the same headlines repeatedly. Unlike the actual news paper where you only read a story once. I guess it is like my Navy training for giving live briefings. “ You tell them what you are going to tell them, then you tell them, then you tell them what you told them.”
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8 months ago, OldBirder45
Our eldest son works for the paper, and his family live in the MSP area. I use my subscription to keep up with MSP area news and to get a perspective on national and international news that I do not get from either The NY Times or The Washington Post.
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9 months ago, Tom Vatterott
No Subscription Required
PSA - you can download the Star Trib app and read articles without paying for a subscription. Pretty neat (I pay anyway). My only complaint is that there is no “save article” or reading list function. Please add that soon!!
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8 months ago, Propnurse
A slice of home
I may live in Los Angeles. But my subscription to the Star Tribune app allows me to keep up on what’s going on in my hometown of Minneapolis. It also keeps me up a news that might affect my adult kids and my grandson who still live in the Twin Cities.
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8 months ago, Sota Sports
Long time subscriber
Sometimes difficult to load. I find it irritating that the same stories are featured two or three or four times through the daily feed. Also, do you only have one person on agriculture stories? Some of those items are a month old!
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6 months ago, LollyMidwest
Easy to use
I like the choice of a facsimile of the current paper OR scrolling through articles. Some online papers don’t give this choice. I’m new to Minnesota and started subscribing before I moved. Good choice. Live Minnesota and I enjoy the Strib.
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8 months ago, SB gov
Great way to access comprehensive news in the Twin Cities
I use this app multiple times per day to stay informed about our community. I love the comprehensive coverage of everything from city government to the food scene.
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8 months ago, Robert 143
Star trib
Start my day with this paper and love it. As a boy I even delivered it (actually the star edition)! Star trib is an iconic “newspaper” that I trust will outlive me. I truly hope the staff there feel pride and ownership of their work and their vital American responsibility. Democracy lives through the free press.
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9 months ago, Dcpander
Good app if using basic features
Solid app if you just need to read the articles. Fairly clear and ability to change font sizes and navigate, or swipe through stories. No ability to rotate or enlarge pictures, and non-standard articles take a looooong time to load.
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2 months ago, bluemeanieface
What is it with news apps?
Hey how about when I click on the alert of a story, it goes to that story? Here’s another pie in the sky idea: a search bar that works??? Any search of a current story brings up old unrelated news from 2021. Is it just that the people at the top are old and don’t know how tech works? Whatever it is the UI of strib app is not great and that’s not news
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8 months ago, rlinsk
Lacks save-as-favorite/ read-later option. Lacks link to customer service (for when your Sunday paper's not delivered). Not synced well to what’s in the paper; hard to find stories and photos. Even after some enhancements, still not up to the Strib's usual high standards.
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8 months ago, ajp144
Better but still hangs
Some articles take too long to load their web version. Sometimes it makes you login again to read articles, despite having already logged into the App
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8 months ago, IMHOJab.oublietteKubrickMug.iu
This app is extremely slow and clunky on both my iPhone and iPad. Terrible. And the content does not change much from day to day. I see the same stories for days at a time in many cases. Only minor updates daily. You’re charging us for this content, so update it daily at least! Does the paper version print the same content each day?I doubt it. Rip off!
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9 months ago, DM-Minneapolis
Working really well now
Strib has really improved the app since the last time I rated it one star for crashing all the time. Great way to stay on top of what’s happening in Minnesota.
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7 months ago, Dario.mejia
Marvelous News Paper:)
Imm grateful to be updated on the local mews of what is happening in the whole Twin Cities and beyond. Thank you for keeping me well informed and updated to the latest in depth story.
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8 months ago, very old marine
In my advanced years I have developed some vision problems. I am unable to read the physical newspaper but with the ease of using the online app, I can fully enjoy reading my Star Tribune.
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8 months ago, SLPsteve
Repeat articles day after day
Wish it more directly matched the online e-edition, which is hard to read on an iPhone. On the app, one sees sees the same articles over and over for days. Click on an article and see similar articles in the feed as main screen. Why?? I Use only for quick reviews.
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7 months ago, Toe+Knee
Well designed for easy viewing
I think the star tribune app for the easy reading, scrolling design. Just enough bold text and smaller print.
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6 months ago, HR Smarts
Best Improvement Ever - Star Tribune
I just love the new Star Tribune format on my phone. It is easy to use, nicely formatted with a perfect font for reading and colorful. Thank-you for the offer and improvements. Kim Blievernicht
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8 months ago, AsynchronousEric
Lousy app that misses the basics
If you just want to read the top stories it is passable. But the search function is useless - shows you stories from 12 months ago but not the one you read last week and want to find. The comment sections are a cesspool of conservative hate and they are happy to monetize the engagement.
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