Minnesota Archives: 180 Newspapers for Genealogy Research

If you are researching your ancestry from Minnesota, you will want to use GenealogyBank’s online MN newspaper archives: 180 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: the French Renaissance-style Cathedral of Saint Paul in the city of St. Paul, Minnesota
Photo: the French Renaissance-style Cathedral of Saint Paul in the city of St. 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 – Today)

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.

CityTitleYears of CoverageIssues AvailableCollection
AlbanyStearns – Morrison Enterprise07/18/2005 – 01/12/2011Recent Obituaries
Albert LeaAlbert Lea Tribune10/02/2014 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
AlbertvilleNorth Wright County Today03/05/2014 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Apple ValleyApple Valley – Rosemount Sun-Current02/22/2011 – 03/06/2012Recent Obituaries
AustinAustin Daily Herald07/25/2014 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
AustinMower County Transcript07/15/1869 – 05/26/19152239Newspaper Archives
BemidjiBemidji daily pioneer04/20/1903 – 12/30/19226021Newspaper Archives
BemidjiBemidji pioneer04/30/1896 – 04/16/1903169Newspaper Archives
Blooming Prairie, EllendaleBlooming Prairie Leader07/21/2012 – 09/04/2018Recent 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
CrookstonArbeidsmanden05/11/1900 – 03/22/190144Newspaper Archives
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
DuluthBudgeteer News06/09/2006 – 12/30/2016Recent Obituaries
DuluthDuluth News Tribune01/01/1995 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
DuluthDuluth Daily News07/02/1887 – 09/04/1892688Newspaper Archives
DuluthDuluth Minnesotian04/24/1869 – 09/04/1875324Newspaper Archives
DuluthDuluth Minnesotian-Herald09/11/1875 – 05/11/1878139Newspaper Archives
DuluthDuluth News-Tribune05/16/1881 – 12/31/192212662Newspaper Archives
DuluthDuluth Weekly News-Tribune01/02/1897 – 06/26/189722Newspaper Archives
DuluthDuluth Weekly Tribune01/06/1876 – 07/15/1887380Newspaper Archives
DuluthLake Superior News07/04/1878 – 01/27/1881134Newspaper Archives
DuluthDuluth News Tribune: Blogs01/21/2008 – 12/08/2016Recent Obituaries
DuluthLabor world04/11/1896 – 12/30/19221341Newspaper Archives
DuluthNarodni vestnik =08/10/1911 – 12/30/1914268Newspaper Archives
EaganEagan Sun-Current02/16/2011 – 03/06/2012Recent Obituaries
Eden PrairieBloomington Sun-Current02/22/2010 – 08/19/2013Recent Obituaries
Eden PrairieEden Prairie News07/27/2000 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Eden PrairieEden Prairie Sun-Current02/22/2010 – 08/19/2013Recent Obituaries
Eden PrairiePlymouth Sun-Sailor01/26/2011 – 09/09/2013Recent Obituaries
Eden PrairieRichfield Sun-Current01/25/2010 – 08/19/2013Recent Obituaries
Eden PrairieSt. Louis Park Sun-Sailor02/09/2010 – 09/09/2013Recent 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
Fergus FallsFergus Falls ugeblad01/06/1886 – 12/27/19221927Newspaper Archives
Fergus FallsRodhuggeren11/28/1893 – 05/10/1898231Newspaper Archives
Grand MaraisCook County herald06/24/1893 – 12/14/1907709Newspaper Archives
Grand MaraisCook County news-herald05/06/1915 – 12/28/1922382Newspaper Archives
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
La CrescentHouston County News05/22/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
LakevilleLakeville Sun-Current02/16/2011 – 03/06/2012Recent Obituaries
Le CenterLe Center Leader08/20/2008 – 07/29/2018Recent Obituaries
Le SueurLe Sueur County News08/21/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
LitchfieldLitchfield Independent Review08/30/2000 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Little FallsLittle Falls herald04/21/1893 – 12/29/19221300Newspaper Archives
Little FallsLittle Falls transcript03/21/1878 – 01/18/19011042Newspaper Archives
LonsdaleLonsdale Area News-Review04/23/2012 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MankatoFree Press10/11/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MelroseMelrose Beacon07/18/2005 – 01/13/2011Recent Obituaries
MinneapolisColumbia Heights – Fridley Sun-Focus02/16/2011 – 04/09/2013Recent Obituaries
MinneapolisStar Tribune01/21/1986 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MinneapolisStar Tribune: Blogs10/01/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MinneapolisStar Tribune: Web Edition Articles05/19/2016 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MinneapolisAfro-American Advance05/27/1899 – 11/17/190071Newspaper Archives
MinneapolisMinneapolis Daglig Tidende02/05/1896 – 03/26/18963Newspaper Archives
MinneapolisMinneapolis Journal01/01/1895 – 12/31/19001809Newspaper Archives
MinneapolisMinneapolis Tidende10/18/1895 – 12/28/1900270Newspaper Archives
MinneapolisMinnPost.com08/29/2012 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MinneapolisFinance & Commerce03/07/2003 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MinneapolisMinnesota Public Radio: Web Edition Articles04/17/2018 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MinneapolisEcho de l’ouest01/14/1885 – 12/29/19221933Newspaper Archives
MinneapolisIrish standard04/17/1886 – 06/19/19201761Newspaper Archives
MinneapolisMinneapolis Journal01/01/1901 – 12/31/19061884Newspaper Archives
MinneapolisMinneapolis Tidende01/01/1914 – 12/28/1922465Newspaper Archives
MinneapolisMinnesota stats tidning01/04/1877 – 03/07/1882269Newspaper Archives
MinneapolisNonpartisan leader09/23/1915 – 10/31/1921279Newspaper Archives
MinneapolisNorthwestern standard11/07/1885 – 04/10/188619Newspaper Archives
MinneapolisAllarm12/01/1915 – 05/01/191838Newspaper Archives
MinneapolisNational leader11/14/1921 – 12/01/192220Newspaper Archives
MinneapolisMinnesota stats tidning10/30/1895 – 06/17/1903399Newspaper Archives
MinneotaVinland03/01/1902 – 02/01/190866Newspaper 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
New UlmDer fortschritt03/26/1891 – 12/29/1897328Newspaper Archives
New UlmNew Ulm Post01/02/1914 – 12/29/1922469Newspaper Archives
New UlmNew Ulm review01/09/1878 – 12/27/19222292Newspaper Archives
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
PrincetonPrinceton union06/01/1877 – 12/28/19221685Newspaper Archives
Prior LakePrior Lake American07/28/2000 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Red LakeRed Lake news01/01/1915 – 03/01/192041Newspaper Archives
Red WingGoodhue County Republican06/26/1863 – 12/28/1876298Newspaper Archives
Red WingGrange Advance10/04/1876 – 10/04/18761Newspaper Archives
Red WingGoodhue volunteer01/05/1856 – 08/31/1864220Newspaper Archives
Red WingGrange Advance10/15/1873 – 08/01/1877187Newspaper Archives
Red WingMinnesota posten11/07/1857 – 10/13/185824Newspaper Archives
Red WingSkaffaren12/01/1878 – 04/26/1882140Newspaper Archives
Red WingSkaffaren03/18/1885 – 10/23/1895525Newspaper Archives
Redwood FallsRedwood Falls Gazette10/03/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Redwood FallsRedwood Gazette05/01/1873 – 12/31/19191975Newspaper Archives
Saint AnthonySt. Anthony Express05/31/1851 – 02/25/185387Newspaper Archives
Saint CloudDer Nordstern02/17/1876 – 12/28/19221128Newspaper Archives
Saint CloudSt Cloud Democrat12/10/1857 – 05/18/1876854Newspaper Archives
Saint PaulDaily Globe01/15/1878 – 02/09/18842205Newspaper Archives
Saint PaulDakota tawaxitku kin, or, The Dakota friend11/01/1850 – 08/01/185220Newspaper Archives
Saint PaulMinnesotske’ noviny10/27/1904 – 05/28/1914451Newspaper Archives
Saint PaulSaint Paul globe05/11/1896 – 04/30/19053232Newspaper Archives
Saint PaulSkaffaren och Minnesota stats tidning05/03/1882 – 03/11/1885122Newspaper Archives
Saint PaulSt Paul daily globe02/10/1884 – 05/08/18964382Newspaper Archives
Saint PaulSt Paul tidende09/18/1903 – 12/29/19221005Newspaper Archives
Saint PaulBackbone New02/01/1902 – 06/01/190525Newspaper Archives
Saint PaulGreat West New05/16/1890 – 07/01/189262Newspaper Archives
SartellSartell-St. Stephen Newsleader10/14/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Sauk RapidsNew era New05/03/1860 – 06/07/18606Newspaper Archives
Sauk RapidsSauk Rapids frontierman New01/10/1856 – 01/05/186033Newspaper Archives
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. PaulSt. Paul Pioneer Press03/25/1988 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
St. PaulSun Newspapers01/10/2001 – 02/24/2010Recent Obituaries
St. PaulAppeal02/07/1903 – 11/24/19231082Newspaper Archives
St. PaulBroad Axe09/17/1891 – 06/11/1903443Newspaper Archives
St. PaulDaily Minnesotian05/11/1854 – 06/30/1856470Newspaper Archives
St. PaulMinnesota Chronicle and Register09/01/1849 – 02/10/185149Newspaper Archives
St. PaulMinnesota Democrat01/14/1851 – 10/31/1855195Newspaper Archives
St. PaulMinnesota Pioneer04/28/1849 – 01/20/185369Newspaper Archives
St. PaulNegro World03/10/1900 – 06/09/190011Newspaper Archives
St. PaulSaint Paul Daily Times05/26/1854 – 05/14/1857388Newspaper Archives
St. PaulSt. Paul Daily Pioneer09/23/1854 – 12/31/1868695Newspaper Archives
St. PaulSt. Paul Daily Press01/02/1868 – 12/29/1872911Newspaper Archives
St. PaulWeekly Minnesotian06/04/1853 – 12/25/1858208Newspaper Archives
St. PaulWestern Appeal06/13/1885 – 12/29/188883Newspaper Archives
St. PaulSaint Paul Financial, Real Estate and Railroad Advisor01/03/1857 – 03/13/18585Newspaper Archives
St. PaulAppeal02/23/1889 – 12/30/19221508Newspaper Archives
St. PaulMinnesota Staats-Zeitung07/24/1858 – 12/26/1872712Newspaper Archives
St. PaulWestern Appeal06/13/1885 – 12/29/188884Newspaper Archives
St. PaulSt. Paul Pioneer Press: Web Edition Articles11/30/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
St. PeterSt. Peter Herald07/30/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
State-Wide CountyMinnesota Lawyer09/02/2002 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
StillwaterStillwater Gazette11/13/2000 – 10/30/2013Recent Obituaries
Two HarborsLake County News-Chronicle05/11/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
VirginiaHometown Focus01/08/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
VirginiaMesabi Daily News03/17/1999 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
VirginiaVirginia enterprise02/08/1895 – 11/05/1915980Newspaper Archives
WaconiaCarver County News08/04/2005 – 09/09/2013Recent Obituaries
WaconiaPioneer09/15/2005 – 06/07/2013Recent Obituaries
WaconiaWaconia Patriot08/03/2005 – 09/09/2013Recent Obituaries
WadenaNorthern Pacific farmer07/17/1879 – 10/01/1885296Newspaper Archives
WalkerPilot-Independent12/18/1998 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
WarrenWarren sheaf12/01/1880 – 12/27/19221681Newspaper Archives
WasecaWaseca County News06/30/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
WayzataLakeshore Weekly News07/17/2014 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
WayzataWayzata – Orono – Long Lake Sun-Sailor09/09/2010 – 09/09/2013Recent Obituaries
White EarthTomahawk04/09/1903 – 12/28/1922258Newspaper Archives
WillmarWillmar tribune02/19/1895 – 12/27/19221509Newspaper Archives
WinonaWinona Daily News05/15/2001 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
WinonaWinona Post02/12/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
WinonaKatolik06/01/1893 – 08/01/1895111Newspaper Archives
WinonaWiarus08/15/1895 – 12/16/19191373Newspaper Archives
WinonaWiarus02/11/1886 – 05/25/1893376Newspaper Archives
WorthingtonWestern advance03/14/1874 – 07/03/19081759Newspaper Archives
WorthingtonWorthington daily advance11/08/1894 – 11/08/18941Newspaper Archives
Young AmericaNorwood Young America Times08/04/2005 – 09/09/2013Recent Obituaries

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