84 Minnesota Newspapers Now Online for Your Genealogy Research

Yesterday Minnesota celebrated the 156th anniversary of its statehood—it was admitted into the Union on 11 May 1858 as the 32nd state. The state’s name is based on a Native American Dakota word meaning “clear water,” and Minnesota is famous for its many beautiful lakes—hence the state’s nickname “Land of 10,000 Lakes.”

photo of a sunset over Pose Lake, a small lake accessible only by foot; Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, Minnesota
Photo: sunset over Pose Lake, a small lake accessible only by foot; Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, Minnesota. Credit: Reid Priedhorsky; Wikipedia.

If you are researching your ancestry from Minnesota, you will want to use GenealogyBank’s online Minnesota newspaper archives: 84 titles to help you search your family history in the “North Star State,” providing coverage from 1849 to Today. There are more than 4 million articles and records in this online collection.

Dig into the archives and search for obituaries and other news articles about your ancestors in these recent and historical MN newspapers online. Our Minnesota newspapers are divided into two collections: Historical Newspapers (complete paper) and Recent Obituaries (obituaries only).

Search Minnesota Newspaper Archives (1849 – 1923)
Search Minnesota Recent Obituaries (1986 – Current)

Here is our complete list of online Minnesota newspapers in the archives. Each newspaper title in this list is an active link that will take you directly to that paper’s search page, where you can begin searching for your ancestors by surnames, dates, keywords and more. The newspaper titles are listed alphabetically by city.

AlbanyStearns – Morrison Enterprise7/18/2005 – 1/12/2011Recent Obituaries
Apple ValleyApple Valley – Rosemount Sun-Current2/22/2011 – 3/6/2012Recent Obituaries
Brooklyn CenterBrooklyn Center Sun-Post2/16/2011 – 9/9/2013Recent Obituaries
Brooklyn ParkBrooklyn Park Sun-Post1/26/2011 – 9/9/2013Recent Obituaries
BurnsvilleBurnsville Sun-Current2/22/2010 – 3/6/2012Recent Obituaries
Champlin, DaytonChamplin – Dayton Press8/15/2005 – 8/22/2013Recent Obituaries
ChanhassenChanhassen Villager11/12/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ChaskaChaska Herald11/19/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
CloquetPine Journal5/17/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Coon RapidsBlaine – Spring Lake Park Sun-Focus2/6/2011 – 5/15/2012Recent Obituaries
CrookstonCrookston Daily Times10/20/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Crow RiverSouth Crow River News – Rockford Area News Leader11/21/2005 – 8/22/2013Recent Obituaries
Crystal, RobbinsdaleCrystal – Robbinsdale Sun-Post2/16/2011 – 4/9/2013Recent Obituaries
DelanoDelano Eagle7/26/2005 – 8/22/2013Recent Obituaries
DuluthDuluth News-Tribune5/16/1881 – 12/31/1922Newspaper Archives
DuluthDuluth Daily News7/2/1887 – 9/4/1892Newspaper Archives
DuluthDuluth Weekly Tribune1/6/1876 – 7/15/1887Newspaper Archives
DuluthDuluth Minnesotian4/24/1869 – 9/4/1875Newspaper Archives
DuluthDuluth Minnesotian-Herald9/11/1875 – 5/11/1878Newspaper Archives
DuluthLake Superior News7/4/1878 – 1/27/1881Newspaper Archives
DuluthDuluth Weekly News-Tribune1/2/1897 – 6/26/1897Newspaper Archives
DuluthBudgeteer News6/9/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
DuluthDuluth News Tribune1/1/1995 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
EaganEagan Sun-Current2/16/2011 – 3/6/2012Recent Obituaries
Eden PrairieEden Prairie News10/22/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Eden PrairieSt. Louis Park Sun-Sailor2/9/2010 – 9/9/2013Recent Obituaries
Eden PrairiePlymouth Sun-Sailor1/26/2011 – 9/9/2013Recent Obituaries
Eden PrairieEden Prairie Sun-Current2/22/2010 – 8/19/2013Recent Obituaries
Eden PrairieBloomington Sun-Current2/22/2010 – 8/19/2013Recent Obituaries
Eden PrairieRichfield Sun-Current1/25/2010 – 8/19/2013Recent Obituaries
EdinaEdina Sun-Current1/28/2010 – 8/19/2013Recent Obituaries
ExcelsiorExcelsior – Shorewood Sun-Sailor2/22/2010 – 9/9/2013Recent Obituaries
Grand RapidsGrand Rapids Herald-Review10/12/1997 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Granite FallsAdvocate Tribune10/2/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
HibbingHibbing Daily Tribune6/2/1999 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
HopkinsHopkins Sun-Sailor1/11/2011 – 9/9/2013Recent Obituaries
HutchinsonHutchinson Leader11/10/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
International FallsJournal8/25/2000 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
JordanJordan Independent12/10/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
LakevilleLakeville Sun-Current2/16/2011 – 3/6/2012Recent Obituaries
LitchfieldLitchfield Independent Review10/15/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MankatoFree Press10/11/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MelroseMelrose Beacon7/18/2005 – 1/13/2011Recent Obituaries
MinneapolisMinneapolis Journal1/1/1895 – 12/31/1900Newspaper Archives
MinneapolisMinneapolis Tidende10/18/1895 – 12/28/1900Newspaper Archives
MinneapolisAfro-American Advance5/27/1899 – 11/17/1900Newspaper Archives
MinneapolisColumbia Heights – Fridley Sun-Focus2/16/2011 – 4/9/2013Recent Obituaries
MinneapolisStar Tribune1/21/1986 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MinnetonkaMinnetonka Sun-Sailor2/22/2010 – 9/9/2013Recent Obituaries
MontevideoMontevideo American-News11/11/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MonticelloMonticello Times11/29/2006 – 8/15/2013Recent Obituaries
MoundLaker1/7/2011 – 6/14/2013Recent Obituaries
Mounds ViewMounds View – New Brighton – St. Anthony Sun-Focus2/16/2011 – 4/9/2013Recent Obituaries
New HopeNew Hope – Golden Valley Sun-Post1/26/2011 – 4/9/2013Recent Obituaries
Osseo, Maple GroveOsseo – Maple Grove Press7/28/2005 – 8/22/2013Recent Obituaries
Prior LakePrior Lake American10/10/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Redwood FallsRedwood Falls Gazette10/3/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
SartellSartell Newsleader10/14/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
SavageSavage Pacer10/3/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ShakopeeShakopee Valley News10/22/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Sleepy EyeSleepy Eye Herald Dispatch7/29/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
St. JamesSt. James Plaindealer11/9/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
St. JosephSt. Joseph Newsleader1/4/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
St. MichaelNorth Crow River News4/17/2006 – 8/22/2013Recent Obituaries
St. PaulSt. Paul Daily Press1/2/1868 – 12/29/1872Newspaper Archives
St. PaulAppeal2/7/1903 – 11/24/1923Newspaper Archives
St. PaulBroad Axe9/17/1891 – 6/11/1903Newspaper Archives
St. PaulSt. Paul Daily Pioneer9/23/1854 – 12/31/1857Newspaper Archives
St. PaulWestern Appeal6/13/1885 – 12/29/1888Newspaper Archives
St. PaulMinnesota Pioneer4/28/1849 – 1/20/1853Newspaper Archives
St. PaulNegro World3/10/1900 – 6/9/1900Newspaper Archives
St. PaulSun Newspapers1/10/2001 – 2/24/2010Recent Obituaries
St. PaulSt. Paul Pioneer Press3/25/1988 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
StillwaterStillwater Gazette11/13/2000 – 10/30/2013Recent Obituaries
Two HarborsLake County News-Chronicle5/11/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
VirginiaMesabi Daily News3/17/1999 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
WaconiaCarver County News8/4/2005 – 9/9/2013Recent Obituaries
WaconiaPioneer9/15/2005 – 6/7/2013Recent Obituaries
WaconiaWaconia Patriot8/3/2005 – 9/9/2013Recent Obituaries
WalkerPilot-Independent12/18/1998 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
WayzataWayzata – Orono – Long Lake Sun-Sailor9/9/2010 – 9/9/2013Recent Obituaries
WinonaWinona Post2/12/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
WinonaWinona Daily News5/15/2001 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Young AmericaNorwood Young America Times8/4/2005 – 9/9/2013Recent Obituaries

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