Singleton’s MediaNews accuses Ridder’s son

A story involving allegations of corporate theft is playing out in Minneapolis involving a number of newspaper executives with ties to the Bay Area. Dean Singleton’s MediaNews Group, the Bay Area’s largest newspaper operator, also operates the St. Paul Pioneer Press. This morning, the Pioneer Press printed a story accusing its former publisher, Par Ridder (pictured), of taking a laptop containing “sensitive and confidential” personnel data when he suddenly resigned March 5 and went to work for the competiting Minneapolis

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