|Headquarters||24 Eighth Ave. S, St. Cloud 56301|
St. Cloud Times is an American, English language daily newspaper headquartered in St. Cloud, Minnesota. The Times is owned by mass media holding company Gannett and is part of the USA Today network of newspapers. The print version of the paper is printed by ECM Publishers in Princeton, Minnesota.
The St. Cloud Times was established in 1861 as The Minnesota Union. It was founded by Sylvanus Lowry, a slave owner from Kentucky, Democratic political boss, and the city's first mayor, to compete with Radical Republican Jane Swisshelm's Saint Cloud Visiter and to provide a pro-slavery viewpoint. The first editor of the Union was Charles C. Andrews, who opposed the secession of the Southern states, but defended slavery.
The St. Cloud Times and Journal Press was created in 1929 through the merger of several local newspapers, including the St. Cloud Union, The Visitor, St. Cloud Democrat, St. Cloud Journal-Press, and Der Nordstern. The paper was renamed to the St. Cloud Daily Times in 1941, becoming a six-day a week afternoon paper owned by Fred Schilplin. The newspaper was purchased by Speidel Newspapers in 1975, which in turn was purchased by Gannett in 1977. The Times added a Sunday edition in 1988.
The newspaper's website, sctimes.com, was established in 1998.