From the Minnesota North Stars inception in the league in 1967 to the early 1970's the home and away game programs just simply stated National Hockey League, with various players on each cover that often changed per game until the beginning of the long-standing GOAL magazine. For the 1970 season, a number of programs featured series 1-6 Hal Kelley Hockey Hi-Lites interview paper records, that are quite rare today - each interview record can be heard on our audio page. It was commonplace to have the visiting team adorn the home game program cover, but not always.
For much of the Minnesota North Stars existence, from the early 1970's to 1986, then again in 1988 to 1990, GOAL magazines' ruled the league programs - home and away. Many of the programs shown, were away programs, as it was commonplace to have the visiting team adorn the cover of the home program, but not always. We have 100's of Met Center home programs that show various players from the visiting team that we did not scan as shown.
For the 1986-1987 season, the Minnesota North Stars switched to Minnesota North Stars Magazine that featured different North Stars player images on numbered "Collector's Cover(s)", these had a smaller inserted GOAL Magazine within each game program. Because these were only used for one season, they tend to be harder to find, and more highly collectible.
For the 1991 Stanley Cup Playoff run of 1991, the ST☆RS new logo was prominently displayed on the front cover - that was a sign of things to change in Bloomington, MN as the following season, the jersey logo changed to this same logo. From 1991-1993, the Minnesota North Stars game programs were re-named Stars Night. Although the covers changed quite frequently as shown, quite often the same cover was in place for several home games and only the inside roster to show the visiting team line-up, and what team was playing at Met Center changed on the cover. Today fans don't quite often care for these programs, as they featured "Norm Stars" logo on the cover, and were the last programs in North Stars existence at Met Center.