mn70s:



Debut of Twin Cities Reader, January 14, 1977
Just in case you’re under the false impression that City Pages has always been the be-all and end-all of the Twin Cities’ alternative weekly press, you should know that for many years the area’s dominant alt-weekly was actually Twin Cities Reader. Here’s the genealogy:


1976: The Entertainer begins publication
1977: The Entertainer becomes Twin Cities Reader
1979: Sweet Potato begins publication
1981: Sweet Potato becomes City Pages
1997: Stern Publishing acquires City Pages and Twin Cities Reader. Stern immediately shuts down the Reader, ending nearly two decades of spirited alt-weekly competition in Minneapolis and St. Paul





Special Collections has hard copies of  Entertainer and Sweet Potato if you’d like to get the alternative weekly experience from the late 1970’s. High-res

mn70s:

Debut of Twin Cities Reader, January 14, 1977

Just in case you’re under the false impression that City Pages has always been the be-all and end-all of the Twin Cities’ alternative weekly press, you should know that for many years the area’s dominant alt-weekly was actually Twin Cities Reader. Here’s the genealogy:

1976: The Entertainer begins publication

1977: The Entertainer becomes Twin Cities Reader

1979: Sweet Potato begins publication

1981: Sweet Potato becomes City Pages

1997: Stern Publishing acquires City Pages and Twin Cities Reader. Stern immediately shuts down the Reader, ending nearly two decades of spirited alt-weekly competition in Minneapolis and St. Paul

Special Collections has hard copies of  Entertainer and Sweet Potato if you’d like to get the alternative weekly experience from the late 1970’s.