Minnesota Archives: 105 Newspapers Online for Genealogy Research

Today Minnesota celebrates the 158th 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: Eagle Mountain, Minnesota
Photo: Eagle Mountain, Minnesota. Credit: Skye Marthaler; Wikimedia Commons.

If you are researching your ancestry from Minnesota, you will want to use GenealogyBank’s online MN newspaper archives: 105 titles to help you search your family history in the “North Star State,” providing coverage from 1849 to Today. There are more than 4.3 million articles and records in our online Minnesota archives!

Dig deep into our archives and search for historical and recent obituaries and other news articles about your Minnesota ancestors in these 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)

Illustration: state flag of Minnesota
Illustration: state flag of Minnesota. Source: Wikimedia Commons.

Here is a 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 MN newspaper titles are listed alphabetically by city.

CityTitleDate Range * Collection
AlbanyStearns – Morrison Enterprise07/18/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Albert LeaAlbert Lea Tribune10/02/2014 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Apple ValleyApple Valley – Rosemount Sun-Current02/22/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
AustinAustin Daily Herald07/25/2014 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Blooming Prairie, EllendaleBlooming Prairie Leader07/21/2012 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Brooklyn CenterBrooklyn Center Sun-Post02/16/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Brooklyn ParkBrooklyn Park Sun-Post01/26/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BurnsvilleBurnsville Sun-Current02/22/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Champlin, DaytonChamplin – Dayton Press08/15/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ChanhassenChanhassen Villager11/12/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ChaskaChaska Herald11/19/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
CloquetPine Journal05/17/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Coon RapidsBlaine – Spring Lake Park Sun-Focus02/06/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
CrookstonCrookston Daily Times10/20/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Crow RiverSouth Crow River News – Rockford Area News Leader11/21/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Crystal, RobbinsdaleCrystal – Robbinsdale Sun-Post02/16/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
DelanoDelano Eagle07/26/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
DuluthLake Superior News07/04/1878 – 01/27/1881Newspaper Archives
DuluthDuluth Weekly Tribune01/06/1876 – 07/15/1887Newspaper Archives
DuluthDuluth Weekly News-Tribune01/02/1897 – 06/26/1897Newspaper Archives
DuluthDuluth News-Tribune05/16/1881 – 12/31/1922Newspaper Archives
DuluthDuluth News Tribune01/01/1995 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
DuluthDuluth Minnesotian-Herald09/11/1875 – 05/11/1878Newspaper Archives
DuluthDuluth Minnesotian04/24/1869 – 09/04/1875Newspaper Archives
DuluthDuluth Daily News07/02/1887 – 09/04/1892Newspaper Archives
DuluthBudgeteer News06/09/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
EaganEagan Sun-Current02/16/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Eden PrairieSt. Louis Park Sun-Sailor02/09/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Eden PrairieRichfield Sun-Current01/25/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Eden PrairiePlymouth Sun-Sailor01/26/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Eden PrairieEden Prairie Sun-Current02/22/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Eden PrairieEden Prairie News10/22/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Eden PrairieBloomington Sun-Current02/22/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
EdinaEdina Sun-Current01/28/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ExcelsiorExcelsior – Shorewood Sun-Sailor02/22/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
FaribaultFaribault Daily News07/10/2002 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Fergus FallsFergus Falls Daily Journal12/03/1998 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Grand RapidsGrand Rapids Herald-Review10/12/1997 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Granite FallsAdvocate Tribune11/11/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
HibbingHibbing Daily Tribune06/02/1999 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
HopkinsHopkins Sun-Sailor01/11/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
HutchinsonHutchinson Leader11/10/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
International FallsJournal08/25/2000 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
JanesvilleJanesville Argus09/04/2012 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
JordanJordan Independent12/10/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
KenyonKenyon Leader04/02/2012 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
LakevilleLakeville Sun-Current02/16/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Le CenterLe Center Leader08/20/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Le SueurLe Sueur News-Herald08/21/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
LitchfieldLitchfield Independent Review10/15/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
LonsdaleLonsdale Area News-Review04/23/2012 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MankatoFree Press10/11/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MelroseMelrose Beacon07/18/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MinneapolisStar Tribune01/21/1986 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MinneapolisMinneapolis Tidende10/18/1895 – 12/28/1900Newspaper Archives
MinneapolisMinneapolis Journal01/01/1895 – 12/31/1900Newspaper Archives
MinneapolisMinneapolis Daglig Tidende02/05/1896 – 03/26/1896Newspaper Archives
MinneapolisColumbia Heights – Fridley Sun-Focus02/16/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MinneapolisAfro-American Advance05/27/1899 – 11/17/1900Newspaper Archives
MinnetonkaMinnetonka Sun-Sailor02/22/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MontevideoMontevideo American-News11/11/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MonticelloMonticello Times11/29/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MoundLaker01/07/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Mounds ViewMounds View – New Brighton – St. Anthony Sun-Focus02/16/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
New HopeNew Hope – Golden Valley Sun-Post01/26/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
NorthfieldNorthfield News10/16/2002 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Osseo, Maple GroveOsseo – Maple Grove Press07/28/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
OwatonnaOwatonna People’s Press07/10/2002 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Prior LakePrior Lake American10/10/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Red WingGoodhue County Republican06/26/1863 – 12/28/1876Newspaper Archives
Redwood FallsRedwood Falls Gazette10/03/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Saint AnthonySt. Anthony Express05/31/1851 – 02/25/1853Newspaper Archives
SartellSartell Newsleader10/14/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
SavageSavage Pacer10/03/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ShakopeeShakopee Valley News10/22/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Sleepy EyeSleepy Eye Herald Dispatch07/29/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
St. JamesSt. James Plaindealer11/09/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
St. JosephSt. Joseph Newsleader01/04/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
St. MichaelNorth Crow River News04/17/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
St. PaulWestern Appeal06/13/1885 – 12/29/1888Newspaper Archives
St. PaulWeekly Minnesotian06/04/1853 – 12/25/1858Newspaper Archives
St. PaulSun Newspapers01/10/2001 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
St. PaulSt. Paul Pioneer Press03/25/1988 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
St. PaulSt. Paul Daily Press01/02/1868 – 12/29/1872Newspaper Archives
St. PaulSt. Paul Daily Pioneer09/23/1854 – 12/31/1868Newspaper Archives
St. PaulNegro World03/10/1900 – 06/09/1900Newspaper Archives
St. PaulMinnesota Pioneer04/28/1849 – 01/20/1853Newspaper Archives
St. PaulMinnesota Democrat01/14/1851 – 10/31/1855Newspaper Archives
St. PaulBroad Axe09/17/1891 – 06/11/1903Newspaper Archives
St. PaulAppeal02/07/1903 – 11/24/1923Newspaper Archives
St. PeterSt. Peter Herald07/30/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
StillwaterStillwater Gazette11/13/2000 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Two HarborsLake County News-Chronicle05/11/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
VirginiaMesabi Daily News03/17/1999 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
VirginiaHometown Focus01/08/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
WaconiaWaconia Patriot08/03/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
WaconiaPioneer09/15/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
WaconiaCarver County News08/04/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
WalkerPilot-Independent12/18/1998 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
WasecaWaseca County News06/30/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
WayzataWayzata – Orono – Long Lake Sun-Sailor09/09/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
WayzataLakeshore Weekly News07/17/2014 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
WinonaWinona Post02/12/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
WinonaWinona Daily News05/15/2001 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Young AmericaNorwood Young America Times08/04/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries

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