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 Tribune. Immediately, 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.”