Long-time carriers reflect on the end of The Journal

Lyle James. Photo courtesy Dylan Thomas and Minnesota Premier Publications.

Lyle James. Photo courtesy Dylan Thomas and Minnesota Premier Publications.

From the final issue of the Journal Minneapolis.

Before he began delivering newspapers nearly 25 years ago, Lyle James did janitorial work and assembled items like coloring books for a local daycare company.

That job didn’t provide much work for him during the summers, so he picked up a delivery route for the Star TribuneImmediately, James was drawn to the independent, do-it-yourself style of the job.

“I found out I liked it so much that I just started calling around to the different papers,” he said. “Within a few years, I had dropped the job at the place that made the daycare items and went full-time with the newspapers.”

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