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State newspaper feud continues

The clash between Minnesota's two largest newspapers, the Star Tribune and the Pioneer Press, continued Friday when a Ramsey County judge granted the request from the St. Paul-based paper to search the computers of it's Minneapolis counterpart, according to the Star Tribune in an effort to police itself.

The legal battle between the two journalistic institutions began Thursday, April 12 when the Pioneer Press sued its former publisher and current CEO and publisher of the Star Tribune Par Ridder for absconding with sensitive advertising information prior to his and two other former Pioneer Press employees departure to their jobs at the rival Minneapolis newspaper.

The hotly contested case has been reported by both the Star Tribune and the Pioneer Press, and the stories have been very similar and accurate in nature. Ridder has reportedly commented "Just know that I am absolutely confident we will prevail."