I know many of us have been frustrated looking at articles on the StL Today site. Here is the best workaround I've found.
If using Chrome: Click on the 3 dots in the upper right corner of the browser.
Go to the bottom and click settings
Go to the bottom of that and click advanced settings
At the bottom of the first section it says "clear browser data" select that
This will bring up the option of what to clear. Select Clear Cookies, I usually also clear cache, but that is not required. I would not recommend clearing your browser history...unless you are trying to hide your porn habit!!
I assume the procedure is similar on other browsers. The cookies are the way they keep track of the number of articles you have read.
Then close the browser, relaunch it, if it comes up again on the STL Today site, close it and reopen it and you should be good to go,
That works every time for me. It sounds like a hassle, but really only takes about 10 seconds.
Also, if you use the StL Today app on your phone or tablet, it is never blocked.
Lots of good articles up there for Blues right now. Hope this helps.