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.

City Title Date Range * Collection
Albany Stearns – Morrison Enterprise 07/18/2005 – Current Recent Obituaries
Albert Lea Albert Lea Tribune 10/02/2014 – Current Recent Obituaries
Apple Valley Apple Valley – Rosemount Sun-Current 02/22/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Austin Austin Daily Herald 07/25/2014 – Current Recent Obituaries
Blooming Prairie, Ellendale Blooming Prairie Leader 07/21/2012 – Current Recent Obituaries
Brooklyn Center Brooklyn Center Sun-Post 02/16/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Brooklyn Park Brooklyn Park Sun-Post 01/26/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Burnsville Burnsville Sun-Current 02/22/2010 – Current Recent Obituaries
Champlin, Dayton Champlin – Dayton Press 08/15/2005 – Current Recent Obituaries
Chanhassen Chanhassen Villager 11/12/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Chaska Chaska Herald 11/19/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Cloquet Pine Journal 05/17/2006 – Current Recent Obituaries
Coon Rapids Blaine – Spring Lake Park Sun-Focus 02/06/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Crookston Crookston Daily Times 10/20/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Crow River South Crow River News – Rockford Area News Leader 11/21/2005 – Current Recent Obituaries
Crystal, Robbinsdale Crystal – Robbinsdale Sun-Post 02/16/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Delano Delano Eagle 07/26/2005 – Current Recent Obituaries
Duluth Lake Superior News 07/04/1878 – 01/27/1881 Newspaper Archives
Duluth Duluth Weekly Tribune 01/06/1876 – 07/15/1887 Newspaper Archives
Duluth Duluth Weekly News-Tribune 01/02/1897 – 06/26/1897 Newspaper Archives
Duluth Duluth News-Tribune 05/16/1881 – 12/31/1922 Newspaper Archives
Duluth Duluth News Tribune 01/01/1995 – Current Recent Obituaries
Duluth Duluth Minnesotian-Herald 09/11/1875 – 05/11/1878 Newspaper Archives
Duluth Duluth Minnesotian 04/24/1869 – 09/04/1875 Newspaper Archives
Duluth Duluth Daily News 07/02/1887 – 09/04/1892 Newspaper Archives
Duluth Budgeteer News 06/09/2006 – Current Recent Obituaries
Eagan Eagan Sun-Current 02/16/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Eden Prairie St. Louis Park Sun-Sailor 02/09/2010 – Current Recent Obituaries
Eden Prairie Richfield Sun-Current 01/25/2010 – Current Recent Obituaries
Eden Prairie Plymouth Sun-Sailor 01/26/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Eden Prairie Eden Prairie Sun-Current 02/22/2010 – Current Recent Obituaries
Eden Prairie Eden Prairie News 10/22/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Eden Prairie Bloomington Sun-Current 02/22/2010 – Current Recent Obituaries
Edina Edina Sun-Current 01/28/2010 – Current Recent Obituaries
Excelsior Excelsior – Shorewood Sun-Sailor 02/22/2010 – Current Recent Obituaries
Faribault Faribault Daily News 07/10/2002 – Current Recent Obituaries
Fergus Falls Fergus Falls Daily Journal 12/03/1998 – Current Recent Obituaries
Grand Rapids Grand Rapids Herald-Review 10/12/1997 – Current Recent Obituaries
Granite Falls Advocate Tribune 11/11/2010 – Current Recent Obituaries
Hibbing Hibbing Daily Tribune 06/02/1999 – Current Recent Obituaries
Hopkins Hopkins Sun-Sailor 01/11/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Hutchinson Hutchinson Leader 11/10/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
International Falls Journal 08/25/2000 – Current Recent Obituaries
Janesville Janesville Argus 09/04/2012 – Current Recent Obituaries
Jordan Jordan Independent 12/10/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Kenyon Kenyon Leader 04/02/2012 – Current Recent Obituaries
Lakeville Lakeville Sun-Current 02/16/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Le Center Le Center Leader 08/20/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Le Sueur Le Sueur News-Herald 08/21/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Litchfield Litchfield Independent Review 10/15/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Lonsdale Lonsdale Area News-Review 04/23/2012 – Current Recent Obituaries
Mankato Free Press 10/11/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Melrose Melrose Beacon 07/18/2005 – Current Recent Obituaries
Minneapolis Star Tribune 01/21/1986 – Current Recent Obituaries
Minneapolis Minneapolis Tidende 10/18/1895 – 12/28/1900 Newspaper Archives
Minneapolis Minneapolis Journal 01/01/1895 – 12/31/1900 Newspaper Archives
Minneapolis Minneapolis Daglig Tidende 02/05/1896 – 03/26/1896 Newspaper Archives
Minneapolis Columbia Heights – Fridley Sun-Focus 02/16/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Minneapolis Afro-American Advance 05/27/1899 – 11/17/1900 Newspaper Archives
Minnetonka Minnetonka Sun-Sailor 02/22/2010 – Current Recent Obituaries
Montevideo Montevideo American-News 11/11/2010 – Current Recent Obituaries
Monticello Monticello Times 11/29/2006 – Current Recent Obituaries
Mound Laker 01/07/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Mounds View Mounds View – New Brighton – St. Anthony Sun-Focus 02/16/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
New Hope New Hope – Golden Valley Sun-Post 01/26/2011 – Current Recent Obituaries
Northfield Northfield News 10/16/2002 – Current Recent Obituaries
Osseo, Maple Grove Osseo – Maple Grove Press 07/28/2005 – Current Recent Obituaries
Owatonna Owatonna People’s Press 07/10/2002 – Current Recent Obituaries
Prior Lake Prior Lake American 10/10/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Red Wing Goodhue County Republican 06/26/1863 – 12/28/1876 Newspaper Archives
Redwood Falls Redwood Falls Gazette 10/03/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Saint Anthony St. Anthony Express 05/31/1851 – 02/25/1853 Newspaper Archives
Sartell Sartell Newsleader 10/14/2005 – Current Recent Obituaries
Savage Savage Pacer 10/03/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Shakopee Shakopee Valley News 10/22/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Sleepy Eye Sleepy Eye Herald Dispatch 07/29/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
St. James St. James Plaindealer 11/09/2010 – Current Recent Obituaries
St. Joseph St. Joseph Newsleader 01/04/2006 – Current Recent Obituaries
St. Michael North Crow River News 04/17/2006 – Current Recent Obituaries
St. Paul Western Appeal 06/13/1885 – 12/29/1888 Newspaper Archives
St. Paul Weekly Minnesotian 06/04/1853 – 12/25/1858 Newspaper Archives
St. Paul Sun Newspapers 01/10/2001 – Current Recent Obituaries
St. Paul St. Paul Pioneer Press 03/25/1988 – Current Recent Obituaries
St. Paul St. Paul Daily Press 01/02/1868 – 12/29/1872 Newspaper Archives
St. Paul St. Paul Daily Pioneer 09/23/1854 – 12/31/1868 Newspaper Archives
St. Paul Negro World 03/10/1900 – 06/09/1900 Newspaper Archives
St. Paul Minnesota Pioneer 04/28/1849 – 01/20/1853 Newspaper Archives
St. Paul Minnesota Democrat 01/14/1851 – 10/31/1855 Newspaper Archives
St. Paul Broad Axe 09/17/1891 – 06/11/1903 Newspaper Archives
St. Paul Appeal 02/07/1903 – 11/24/1923 Newspaper Archives
St. Peter St. Peter Herald 07/30/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Stillwater Stillwater Gazette 11/13/2000 – Current Recent Obituaries
Two Harbors Lake County News-Chronicle 05/11/2006 – Current Recent Obituaries
Virginia Mesabi Daily News 03/17/1999 – Current Recent Obituaries
Virginia Hometown Focus 01/08/2010 – Current Recent Obituaries
Waconia Waconia Patriot 08/03/2005 – Current Recent Obituaries
Waconia Pioneer 09/15/2005 – Current Recent Obituaries
Waconia Carver County News 08/04/2005 – Current Recent Obituaries
Walker Pilot-Independent 12/18/1998 – Current Recent Obituaries
Waseca Waseca County News 06/30/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Wayzata Wayzata – Orono – Long Lake Sun-Sailor 09/09/2010 – Current Recent Obituaries
Wayzata Lakeshore Weekly News 07/17/2014 – Current Recent Obituaries
Winona Winona Post 02/12/2006 – Current Recent Obituaries
Winona Winona Daily News 05/15/2001 – Current Recent Obituaries
Young America Norwood Young America Times 08/04/2005 – Current Recent Obituaries

*Date Ranges may have selected coverage unavailable.

 

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