How subscribing to the daily newspaper pays off

No, it isn’t just so you can line your bird cages or pack breakables.

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It had been a while since I had last been a subscriber. It wasn’t so much that I had given up on daily news, it was just that I usually read the paper at work or just didn’t have the time to get to it (two little kids will do that to your free time).

So, we subscribed to the Minneapolis Star Tribune. The experience got off to a bit of a bumpy ride, but since then it’s been a coup for my wife and me. It’s been much better than TV (sorry, KARE-11) for local news. The coverage is much more in-depth and there’s better coverage of Minneapolis events that impact us. Much like our decision to cut the cable cord, it’s meant less time watching TV, which has been a nice byproduct.

Subscribing to the daily paper is now seen as a thing of the past or as something “old” people do (please, no jokes). Younger people barely know what a newspaper is anymore (I wish that were a joke).

Even so, resubscribing has been a big win for me so far, particularly for my professional life. Here’s why:

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