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What’s New

Version 2.2.0

What’s new
We’re always working to improve your experience so you can explore more stories, engage more, and be the first to know more with breaking news alerts.
New in 2.2.0:
· We added Sports Alerts along with Breaking News Alerts so you can choose the type of alert you would like to receive. Go to settings within the app to enable one or both.
· Updated the framework we use to build the apps (React Native).
· Improved video performance and addressed miscellaneous bugs.
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Ratings and Reviews

2.3 out of 5
209 Ratings

209 Ratings

SIJ01 ,

Constantly freezes

I’ve had this app for quite a while and have been very pleased until a couple of weeks ago when it started freezing up every time I attempt to use it. At best it is very, very slow, but lately I’m lucky if I can read one article before it freezes.
I am extremely frustrated because I just renewed my subscription for a year and now I can’t read the paper online because this app won’t work properly.
Please fix this issue ASAP.

trn58gnp ,

Still bad after all these years

The old app was awful. The new app is awful too, just in different ways. There are two major problems. One is that it is way too sensitive to touch. When you are scrolling through the screen it takes you to articles that you happened to lightly press on when scrolling. You have to keep your touches to the narrow margins on the sides if you don’t want the app to open up articles. That is not practical.

The second problem, and the bigger one, is related to the first. If you happen to touch a photo when scrolling, it opens the photo up and then you can’t close it. The only way to get out is to force quit the app and start all over again. These are problems that any minimum amount of testing should have caught.

Another issue just came to mind. Having no photos in the obituary section is a huge step back. I look first at the photos, not the names. I don’t even bother looking at that section now.

pjoe$$ ,

Still buggy - MONTHS later

Below is my initial review from November. I’ve changed from 2 stars to 1 star. It is now mid-January and...nothing. App still freezes when a photo is even accidentally touched. Beyond frustrating and it was today...50 days after submitting my review that the Apple review dept checked in. FIX IT OR LOSE YOUR CUSTOMERS!!!

I’ve got the paid version of this app, and it’s pretty frustrating experience using it. The worst thing is the problem with merely touching a photo: the photo pops up and you cannot close it. You have to delete the app and restart it, which is maddening! I see this problem has existed since at least June 2018, its now end of November and...nada, zip, nothing on a fix.

Developer Response ,

Hi pjoe$$, we're continuing to investigate this issue further and to get it resolved. To resolve this temporarily on your iPad, we recommend force closing the Star Tribune News App.

We would also like to connect further with you. Please feel free to email us directly at, so we can gather more information of your iPad.


Star Tribune Media Company
23.3 MB

Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
In-App Purchases
  1. Premium Digital Access $14.99


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