Minnesota Archives: 111 Newspapers for Genealogy Research

If you are researching your ancestry from Minnesota, you will want to use GenealogyBank’s online MN newspaper archives: 111 titles to help you search your family history in the “North Star State,” providing coverage from 1849 to Today. There are millions of articles and records in our online Minnesota newspaper archives!

Photo: Saint Paul Cathedral, Saint Paul, Minnesota
Photo: Saint Paul Cathedral, Saint Paul, Minnesota. Credit: McGhiever; Wikimedia Commons.

Dig deep into our online archives and search for historical and recent obituaries and other news articles about your ancestors from Minnesota in these newspapers. Our MN 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: Minnesota state flag
Illustration: Minnesota state flag. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Here is a complete list of Minnesota newspapers in the online 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 – 01/12/2011Recent Obituaries
Albert LeaAlbert Lea Tribune10/02/2014 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Apple ValleyApple Valley – Rosemount Sun-Current02/22/2011 – 03/06/2012Recent Obituaries
AustinAustin Daily Herald07/25/2014 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Blooming Prairie, EllendaleBlooming Prairie Leader07/21/2012 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Brooklyn CenterBrooklyn Center Sun-Post02/16/2011 – 09/09/2013Recent Obituaries
Brooklyn ParkBrooklyn Park Sun-Post01/26/2011 – 09/09/2013Recent Obituaries
BurnsvilleBurnsville Sun-Current02/22/2010 – 03/06/2012Recent Obituaries
Champlin, DaytonChamplin – Dayton Press08/15/2005 – 08/22/2013Recent Obituaries
ChanhassenChanhassen Villager07/27/2000 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ChaskaChaska Herald07/03/2000 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
CloquetPine Journal05/17/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Coon RapidsBlaine – Spring Lake Park Sun-Focus02/06/2011 – 05/15/2012Recent Obituaries
CrookstonCrookston Daily Times10/20/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Crow RiverSouth Crow River News – Rockford Area News Leader11/21/2005 – 08/22/2013Recent Obituaries
Crystal, RobbinsdaleCrystal – Robbinsdale Sun-Post02/16/2011 – 04/09/2013Recent Obituaries
DelanoDelano Eagle07/26/2005 – 08/22/2013Recent 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 – 03/06/2012Recent Obituaries
Eden PrairieSt. Louis Park Sun-Sailor02/09/2010 – 09/09/2013Recent Obituaries
Eden PrairieRichfield Sun-Current01/25/2010 – 08/19/2013Recent Obituaries
Eden PrairiePlymouth Sun-Sailor01/26/2011 – 09/09/2013Recent Obituaries
Eden PrairieEden Prairie Sun-Current02/22/2010 – 08/19/2013Recent Obituaries
Eden PrairieEden Prairie News07/27/2000 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Eden PrairieBloomington Sun-Current02/22/2010 – 08/19/2013Recent Obituaries
EdinaEdina Sun-Current01/28/2010 – 08/19/2013Recent Obituaries
ExcelsiorExcelsior – Shorewood Sun-Sailor02/22/2010 – 09/09/2013Recent 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 – 09/09/2013Recent Obituaries
HutchinsonHutchinson Leader08/16/2000 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
International FallsJournal08/25/2000 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
JanesvilleJanesville Argus09/04/2012 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
JordanJordan Independent08/09/2000 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
KenyonKenyon Leader04/02/2012 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
LakevilleLakeville Sun-Current02/16/2011 – 03/06/2012Recent Obituaries
Le CenterLe Center Leader08/20/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Le SueurLe Sueur News-Herald08/21/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
LitchfieldLitchfield Independent Review08/30/2000 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
LonsdaleLonsdale Area News-Review04/23/2012 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MankatoFree Press10/11/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MelroseMelrose Beacon07/18/2005 – 01/13/2011Recent Obituaries
MinneapolisStar Tribune: Web Edition Articles05/19/2016 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MinneapolisStar Tribune: Blogs10/01/2009 – 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 – 04/09/2013Recent Obituaries
MinneapolisAfro-American Advance05/27/1899 – 11/17/1900Newspaper Archives
MinnetonkaMinnetonka Sun-Sailor02/22/2010 – 09/09/2013Recent Obituaries
MontevideoMontevideo American-News11/11/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MonticelloMonticello Times11/29/2006 – 08/15/2013Recent Obituaries
MoundLaker01/07/2011 – 06/14/2013Recent Obituaries
Mounds ViewMounds View – New Brighton – St. Anthony Sun-Focus02/16/2011 – 04/09/2013Recent Obituaries
New HopeNew Hope – Golden Valley Sun-Post01/26/2011 – 04/09/2013Recent Obituaries
NorthfieldNorthfield News10/16/2002 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Osseo, Maple GroveOsseo – Maple Grove Press07/28/2005 – 08/22/2013Recent Obituaries
OwatonnaOwatonna People’s Press07/10/2002 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Prior LakePrior Lake American07/28/2000 – 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 Pacer03/30/2001 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ShakopeeShakopee Valley News07/21/2000 – 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 – 08/22/2013Recent Obituaries
St. PaulWestern Appeal06/13/1885 – 12/29/1888Newspaper Archives
St. PaulWeekly Minnesotian06/04/1853 – 12/25/1858Newspaper Archives
St. PaulSun Newspapers01/10/2001 – 02/24/2010Recent 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. PaulSaint Paul Financial, Real Estate and Railroad Advisor01/03/1857 – 03/13/1858Newspaper Archives
St. PaulSaint Paul Daily Times05/26/1854 – 05/14/1857Newspaper 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. PaulMinnesota Chronicle and Register09/01/1849 – 02/10/1851Newspaper Archives
St. PaulDaily Minnesotian05/11/1854 – 06/30/1856Newspaper 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 – 10/30/2013Recent 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 – 09/09/2013Recent Obituaries
WaconiaPioneer09/15/2005 – 06/07/2013Recent Obituaries
WaconiaCarver County News08/04/2005 – 09/09/2013Recent Obituaries
WalkerPilot-Independent12/18/1998 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
WasecaWaseca County News06/30/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
WayzataWayzata – Orono – Long Lake Sun-Sailor09/09/2010 – 09/09/2013Recent 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 – 09/09/2013Recent Obituaries

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