Gwiazda Polarna's name appears to have arisen from an English-language play on the word "Pole," which refers to a Polish person and also appears in the name of the Pole Star (in Polish, "gwiazda polarna").
The newspaper was founded in 1908.
Gwiazda's current publisher and editor-in-chief is Jacek Hilgier. Previous editors-in-chief have been (in alphabetical order) Edward Dusza, Alfons Hering, Paweł Klimowicz, Franciszek Kmietowicz, Małgorzata Terentiew-Ćwiklińska, Leszek Zieliński.
Gwiazda's writers and editors have included (in alphabetical order) Józef A. Białasiewicz, Stanisław Brudnicki, Zbigniew Celanowski, Zbigniew Chałko, Cezary Chlebowski, Ludwika Czerska, Jan Fryling, Wiesław Horabik, Waclaw Iwak, Aleksander Janta-Połczynski, Tadeusz Katelbach, Mirosław Kruszewska, Szymon Laks, Józef Mackiewicz, Wojciech Płazak, Bolesław Prus, Zbigniew Rabsztyn, Tadeusz Samulak, Leszek Szymański, Adam Tomaszewski, Barbara Toporska, Wojciech A. Wierzewski.
Gwiazda Polarna is a general-interest newspaper dealing with current world events, Polish-American affairs, American history and culture, Polish history and culture, and the world's history and cultures. Gwiazda Polarna is published biweekly by Point Publications, Inc., with Library of Congress ISSN 0740-5944.
The newspaper's editorial and business office is at 2804 Post Road, Stevens Point, WI 54481-6452. Email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. The current publisher and editor-in-chief is Jacek Hilgier. Information drawn from Gwiazda Polarna articles appears in a number of English articles.