Mesabi Tribune
TypeDaily newspaper
FormatPrint, Digital
Owner(s)Adams Publishing Group
PublisherChris Knight
EditorJerry Burnes
Ceased publication2020
Headquarters704 7th Avenue
Virginia, MN 55792
Circulation7,952 (as of 2021)[1]
OCLC number1607656

The Mesabi Tribune is a daily newspaper[2] published in Virginia, Minnesota. It is one of the oldest surviving businesses in the city.


The newspaper was founded in 1893 as the Virginia Enterprise and switched names to Mesabi Daily News in 1945. The very first editor of the paper was named R. McGarry, who was succeeded by D. A. Cuppernoll in 1895.[3]

In 2014, Adams Publishing group acquired 34 papers, including the Daily News, from American Consolidated Media.[4]

In 2020, the newspaper was combined with the Hibbing Daily Tribune to create the Mesabi Tribune.[5]


  1. ^ "Minnesota Newspaper Directory 2022" (PDF). Minnesota Newspaper Association. 2022-10-01. Retrieved 2023-04-21.
  2. ^ "Our Markets". Adams Publishing Group.
  3. ^ "About Mesabi daily news. [volume] (Virginia, Minn.) 1946-current". Chronicling America. Library of Congress. Retrieved January 24, 2020.
  4. ^ "APG acquires three newspaper divisions from ACM". Retrieved 2014-08-22.
  5. ^ "Mesabi Daily News, Hibbing Daily Tribune to merge July 8, keep six-day print schedule". Mesabi Tribune. Retrieved 2021-06-03.

47°31′04″N 92°32′30″W / 47.517732°N 92.541774°W / 47.517732; -92.541774 (D: Mesabi Daily News, Virginia)