Pioneer Press union wants St. Paul newspaper sold

The union representing some employees at the St. Paul Pioneer Press have launched a campaign to find a new owner for the paper.

In an ad in the competing Star Tribune, the Minnesota Newspaper & Communications Guild said Digital First is seeking an “exit strategy” from the newspaper business.

The company is selling 51 real estate properties it owns. Last year, the company announced it intends to sell its downtown St. Paul headquarters, while insisting it remains “fully committed” to the community.