Legendary Star Tribune columnist Sid Hartman dies at 100
According to the Star Tribune, he began selling papers in 1928. He later dropped out of Minneapolis North High school to take a job with the paper in 1936. He stayed on the job for the next 84 years.
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The paper tallies 21,235 bylines with Hartman's name on them including 119 in 2020 - the year he turned 100 in March.
His first column appeared in 1944. His last was published the morning of his passing.
Hartman's impact on the Minnesota sports scene went beyond his writing. In 1947, he helped the Minneapolis Lakers join the National Basketball Association, serving as the team's general manager for a while.
He also was a longtime host on WCCO Radio and featured on the 20-year-run of "The Sports Show" on Sunday nights.
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