Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Par Ridder's defense cost $11.5 million
MinnPost, an online newspaper in Minnesota, took a close look at the documents released in the bankruptcy filing of the Minneapolis Star Tribune and found that the company spent $11.5 million defending former publisher Par Ridder from charges that he stole information from the rival St. Paul Pioneer Press, managed by Dean Singleton's MediaNews. Par is the son of Woodside resident Tony Ridder, chairman of the now defunct Knight Ridder chain. Here's a link.