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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
24°
Mostly Cloudy
  • Humidity: 84%
  • Feels Like: 15°
  • Heat Index: 24°
  • Wind: 7 mph
  • Wind Chill: 15°
  • UV Index: 0 Low
  • Sunrise: 09:08:50 AM
  • Sunset: 06:00:21 PM
  • Dew Point: 19°
  • Visibility: 10 mi

Today

Generally cloudy. High 38F. Winds ENE at 10 to 15 mph.

Tonight

Partly cloudy skies. Low 28F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow

Cloudy skies. High 39F. Winds light and variable.

Day
Temp
Wed
28°
38°
Wed
38°/28°
Cloudy. Highs in the upper 30s and lows in the upper 20s.

Chance of Rain: 20%

Sunrise: 09:08:50 AM

Sunset: 06:00:21 PM

Humidity: 67%

Wind: ENE @ 11mph

UV Index: 0 Low

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy skies. Low 28F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph.

Thu
29°
39°
Thu
39°/29°
Cloudy. Highs in the upper 30s and lows in the upper 20s.

Chance of Rain: 10%

Sunrise: 09:12:07 AM

Sunset: 05:56:55 PM

Humidity: 74%

Wind: NE @ 4mph

UV Index: 0 Low

Thursday Night

Variably cloudy with snow showers. Low 29F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 40%. Snow accumulations less than one inch.

Fri
20°
32°
Fri
32°/20°
Morning snow showers. Highs in the low 30s and lows in the low 20s.

Chance of Rain: 40%

Sunrise: 09:15:24 AM

Sunset: 05:53:30 PM

Humidity: 75%

Wind: WSW @ 10mph

UV Index: 0 Low

Friday Night

Partly to mostly cloudy. Low near 20F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph.

Sat
31°
35°
Sat
35°/31°
Mostly cloudy. Highs in the mid 30s and lows in the low 30s.

Chance of Rain: 10%

Sunrise: 09:18:42 AM

Sunset: 05:50:05 PM

Humidity: 69%

Wind: E @ 5mph

UV Index: 0 Low

Saturday Night

Considerable cloudiness. Occasional rain showers later at night. Low 31F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

Sun
37°
41°
Sun
41°/37°
Chance of showers. Highs in the low 40s and lows in the upper 30s.

Chance of Rain: 40%

Sunrise: 09:22:01 AM

Sunset: 05:46:40 PM

Humidity: 84%

Wind: ENE @ 7mph

UV Index: 0 Low

Sunday Night

Cloudy with occasional rain showers. Low 37F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

Mon
32°
43°
Mon
43°/32°
A few morning showers. Highs in the low 40s and lows in the low 30s.

Chance of Rain: 40%

Sunrise: 09:25:20 AM

Sunset: 05:43:14 PM

Humidity: 85%

Wind: ESE @ 5mph

UV Index: 0 Low

Monday Night

Mostly cloudy with a mixture of light rain and snow developing late. Low 32F. Winds light and variable. Chance of precip 30%.

Tue
28°
39°
Tue
39°/28°
Rain and snow. Highs in the upper 30s and lows in the upper 20s.

Chance of Rain: 40%

Sunrise: 09:28:39 AM

Sunset: 05:39:50 PM

Humidity: 86%

Wind: E @ 5mph

UV Index: 0 Low

Tuesday Night

Scattered snow showers during the evening. Then partly to mostly cloudy overnight. Low 28F. Winds light and variable. Chance of snow 30%.