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The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner had its beginnings in 1903 as the Weekly Fairbanks News. It progressed to the Daily News, to the Fairbanks Daily News, Fairbanks Daily Times, Fairbanks News, Fairbanks News-Miner and finally the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner.

The newspaper changed hands, publishers and locations several times until 1950. In 1950, C.W. "Bill" Snedden took over as owner and publisher. Under the direction of C.W. Snedden, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner was instrumental in the statehood movement which took place in the late 1950s.

The Fairbanks Flood of August 1967 stopped production and delivery of the News-Miner for about a week, but a crew camped out in the News-Miner building producing copy for use later. During that time the Anchorage News added the News-Miner nameplate to its own editions and furnished abbreviated reports from Fairbanks as the News-Miner had done in 1964 when Anchorage was shut down because of the Good Friday earthquake.

The Dick Scudder and Dean Singleton families purchased the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner in 1992. Fairbanks Daily News-Miner Inc. purchased the Kodiak Daily Mirror in 1998.

In 2016, the News-Miner was purchased by the Helen E. Snedden Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit.

Fairbanks, AK

Right Now
43°
Cloudy
  • Humidity: 89%
  • Feels Like: 41°
  • Heat Index: 43°
  • Wind: 4 mph
  • Wind Chill: 41°
  • UV Index: 1 Low
  • Sunrise: 07:27:55 AM
  • Sunset: 07:59:06 PM
  • Dew Point: 40°
  • Visibility: 9 mi

Today

Cloudy with occasional rain showers. High 53F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 60%.

Tonight

Showers this evening becoming a steady light rain overnight. Low 38F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70%.

Tomorrow

Steady light rain in the morning. Showers continuing in the afternoon. High 44F. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 80%.

Next 12 Hours

Time
Temp
Precip
7 AM
43°
2%
7 AM
43°

Wind: NE @ 4mph

Precip: 2% Chance

Humidity: 90%

Wind Chill: 41°

Heat Index: 43°

UV Index: 0 Low

Visibility: 5 mi

8 AM
43°
11%
8 AM
43°

Wind: NE @ 4mph

Precip: 11% Chance

Humidity: 90%

Wind Chill: 40°

Heat Index: 43°

UV Index: 0 Low

Visibility: 5 mi

9 AM
44°
20%
9 AM
44°

Wind: NE @ 4mph

Precip: 20% Chance

Humidity: 89%

Wind Chill: 41°

Heat Index: 44°

UV Index: 0 Low

Visibility: 7 mi

10 AM
44°
42%
10 AM
44°

Wind: NE @ 4mph

Precip: 42% Chance

Humidity: 90%

Wind Chill: 41°

Heat Index: 44°

UV Index: 0 Low

Visibility: 8 mi

11 AM
46°
45%
11 AM
46°

Wind: NE @ 4mph

Precip: 45% Chance

Humidity: 85%

Wind Chill: 44°

Heat Index: 46°

UV Index: 0 Low

Visibility: 8 mi

12 PM
48°
44%
12 PM
48°

Wind: NE @ 4mph

Precip: 44% Chance

Humidity: 79%

Wind Chill: 47°

Heat Index: 48°

UV Index: 1 Low

Visibility: 9 mi

1 PM
50°
49%
1 PM
50°

Wind: NE @ 4mph

Precip: 49% Chance

Humidity: 77%

Wind Chill: 49°

Heat Index: 50°

UV Index: 1 Low

Visibility: 9 mi

2 PM
51°
44%
2 PM
51°

Wind: NE @ 4mph

Precip: 44% Chance

Humidity: 77%

Wind Chill: 49°

Heat Index: 51°

UV Index: 1 Low

Visibility: 9 mi

3 PM
51°
42%
3 PM
51°

Wind: N @ 5mph

Precip: 42% Chance

Humidity: 76%

Wind Chill: 50°

Heat Index: 51°

UV Index: 1 Low

Visibility: 9 mi

4 PM
52°
51%
4 PM
52°

Wind: NNW @ 5mph

Precip: 51% Chance

Humidity: 74%

Wind Chill: 50°

Heat Index: 52°

UV Index: 0 Low

Visibility: 8 mi

5 PM
51°
50%
5 PM
51°

Wind: NW @ 6mph

Precip: 50% Chance

Humidity: 76%

Wind Chill: 49°

Heat Index: 51°

UV Index: 0 Low

Visibility: 8 mi

6 PM
51°
52%
6 PM
51°

Wind: NW @ 6mph

Precip: 52% Chance

Humidity: 77%

Wind Chill: 49°

Heat Index: 51°

UV Index: 0 Low

Visibility: 7 mi