Saint Paul Dispatch

The Saint Paul Dispatch was a daily newspaper in Saint Paul, Minnesota from 1868 until 1985. In 1885, The Dispatch Printing Company (DPC) was formed when George Thompson purchased the Dispatch newspaper. The DPC then bought the St. Paul Pioneer Press in 1909 and ran the two newspapers.[1] It was acquired by Ridder Publications in 1927. Ridder was also the owner and publisher of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, but both papers continued to be published as independent daily newspapers until 1985 when the two papers were merged to become the Saint Paul Pioneer Press and Dispatch. The Dispatch part of the name was dropped in 1990.

Owner George Thompson, an Anglo-American banker and entrepreneur, had a Patek Philippe watch custom made for him in 1914 that was sold by someone in May 2006 for $1.54 million.[2]


  1. "ST. PAUL DISPATCH-PIONEER PRESS:". Minnesota Historical Society. Retrieved 20 September 2011.
  2. "World's Most Expensive Timepieces". Bloomberg l.P. Retrieved 20 September 2011.
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