Introducing the all-new Star Tribune app for iPad and iPhone. So much more than before, it’s been rebuilt from the ground up to bring you a whole new and improved experience. Download it today and get more of what matters to Minnesota from the state’s largest and most trusted newsroom. All day, every day.

• Explore more: From in-depth investigative reports, to the latest local, regional, state, national and global news, our awarding-winning 200+ journalists cover it all.
• Find more: Search for your favorite columnists, stories, or browse through sections.
• Discuss more: Easily share, text or email a story.
• Engage more: Have an opinion? Leave a comment and be a part of the conversation.
• Know more: Get breaking news alerts and be the first to learn when news happens.

The Star Tribune app is free to download, and all users enjoy a sampling of articles. Star Tribune Subscribers get full access to the app, plus unlimited access to, with a qualifying subscription.

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• Download the app for free and enjoy a limited number of complimentary articles each month. Get Star Tribune Premium Digital Access for only $14.99/month (first month FREE).
• Your subscription to Star Tribune Premium Digital Access includes unlimited content on and complete access to the Star Tribune app on smartphones and tablets.
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What's New

Version 2.0.8

We’ve rebuilt the app from the ground up to bring you even more of what matters. Easily explore more stories, find more content, discuss more, engage more, and be the first to know more with breaking news alerts.
New in 2.0.8:
• Bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

2.2 out of 5
148 Ratings
148 Ratings

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.


Totally frustrating

I can’t even tell you how much I wish this app worked. I read the NYT every day online because I mostly can’t access this one. Although I have a paid, current membership it tells me about every other day that it has expired and I no longer have access to content. This is resolved by removing the whole app, downloading it again and logging in. When I click on pictures I get stuck and I have to close the whole app. Many times the screen just freezes on content and I have to close, reopen and try again. I really enjoy my local paper but find I’m not reading it anymore due tech issues. I hope StarTrib can get things resolved.

Developer Response

Hi kmrobertz, thank you for the review. We're sorry to hear about the frustrating experience you've had with the app thus far. Can you email us directly at We’d love to help you out further and learn more about the issues you're experiencing.

richter in saint paul

Lose the comments

It’s my local and first source of news. Lose the comments. It distracts from the actual news. If the trolls or people who want to sprinkle fairy dust on a story need to say something, let them write to the opinion section. It distracts from the story, leaving a reader feeling righteous or vindictive and there is no dialogue.

Otherwise thanks!


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19.4 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
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In-App Purchases
  1. Premium Digital Access $14.99


  • Family Sharing

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