Minnesota Star Tribune Bias and Reliability Overview

Minnesota Star Tribune 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 Minnesota Star Tribune as neutral in terms 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 Minnesota Star Tribune’s overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 47.08

Bias: -3.97

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 URL Bias Reliability
U.S. Rep. Jim Hagedorn declares victory in Minnesota's First Congressional District050.04
Court orders UnitedHealth to redo 67,000 denied claims for behavioral care048.37
Minnesota U.S. Rep. Angie Craig declares victory over GOP challenger Tyler Kistner-2.6748.06
Help wanted: Minnesota State Patrol wants to hire more troopers047.72
Twin Cities ICU space 'at red alert' as virus cases hit record050.04
Ending era of playoff failure may best be a job for youngest Twins037.71
Surly Brewing Co. to close its destination beer hall in Minneapolis450.68
In Duluth, Vice President Mike Pence promises a 'more prosperous Minnesota'-1.6747.03
Party conventions set ominous tone for November election-244.9
Complaints spur intensified virus-related inspections for Minnesota bars, restaurants-2.3350.56
Many Minnesota schools are pushing back the first day of school-1.3345.19
Minneapolis remains under emergency declaration, but no curfew Friday night-8.3342.6
Mayo's plasma program shows first signs of COVID-19 benefit-150.85
Minnesota's COVID-19 case growth now standing out-5.3348.54
Fifth District endorsement: Melton-Meaux, for integrity and progress-10.3337.83
Tracking coronavirus in Minnesota-0.3353.22