File-In this May 1, 2009, file photo Minneapolis Star Tribune columnist Sid Hartman is shown at the Minnesota Vikings football rookie minicamp in Eden Prairie, Minn.
Hartman, whose first newspaper column was published in 1945, died surrounded by his family, Star Tribune sports editor Chris Carr said.
After the Times folded in 1948, Hartman went to work at the Minneapolis Tribune covering his beloved University of Minnesota.
On the radio, Hartman would sometime hang up on or chastise callers — “geniuses,” as Hartman called them — who voiced opinions he disagreed with.
When his 100th birthday column was published, the Star Tribune put his career byline count at 21,149.