Star Tribune Publisher Mike Klingensmith Is Retiring

From a Poynter story by Rick Edmonds headlined “After 13 years at the helm of The Star Tribune, publisher Mike Klingensmith is retiring”:

Mike Klingensmith, the engineer of The Star Tribune’s unusual business and editorial success, announced Thursday that he is retiring. He will depart in January. A successor as publisher has not been named.

Numbers tell the story of The Star Tribune’s rise to the top rank of regional newspapers. Under Klingensmith, its newsroom has remained intact with 233 journalists. Most years its revenues have held even or fallen just 1 or 2%, as sharp revenue declines have been the norm. And while building digital subscriptions to 100,000, The Star Tribune retains print circulation that makes it third largest metro daily and fourth on Sunday.