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Minnesota News Sources
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Digital Archives and Online Access
  • Minneapolis Journal 1888-1939
    Digitized issues of the Minneapolis Journal 1888-1939 in the digital collection of Chronicling America, part of the historic American newspapers from the Library of Congress. See the description for details about issues that are included and the history of this newspaper. Will not work using Chrome
  • Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journals
    Search full text or browse PDF archives of issues in the American City Business Journals. This databases includes rankings of local companies and organizations in the annual Book of Lists.
  • Minnesota Daily
    Full text access via LexisNexis Academic 1997-Current
    Microfilm: 1900-Current. Newspaper Room, Basement, Wilson Library
  • Star Tribune (ProQuest Digital Microfilm) Authentication Required
    A digital reproduction of the Star Tribune from 2008-present. Like microfilm, there is a lag time of several months before issues are available. Access via Proquest Digital Microfilm is for browsing only, not for searching.
  • Daily Globe. : (St. Paul, Minn.) 1878-1884
    The Daily Globe published its first edition in Saint Paul on January 15, 1878. Its founder was Harlan P. Hall, a former editor and publisher of the Saint Paul Dispatch. The Globe was a Democratic newspaper and a competitor of the Dispatch. Access this digital collection from the Library of Congress Chronicling America:
    Jan. 15, 1878-Feb. 9, 1884
    Later Title: Saint Paul Globe
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Microfilm Collections in Wilson Library
Microfilm collections of historical newspapers are found in the Newspaper Room of the Wilson Library (basement level). Use microfilm equipment to view, print, or scan articles.
  • MINNEAPOLIS
    • Evening journal (Minneapolis, Minn.)
      • Sept 26, 1881 and May 1883-Sept 1888
      Earlier Title: Anoka journal
      Later Title: Minneapolis journal (Minneapolis, Minn. : 1888)
    • Minneapolis Journal (Minneapolis, Minn. : 1888)
      • 1888-1939
      Earlier Title: Evening journal (Minneapolis, Minn.)
      Later Title: Minneapolis Star-Journal (Minneapolis, Minn. : 1939)
    • Minneapolis Daily Star
      • Scattered issues 1934-1939
      Merges with the Minneapolis Journal to become the Minneapolis Star-Journal.
    • Minneapolis Star-Journal (Minneapolis, Minn. : 1939)
      • 1939-1947
      Earlier Title: Minneapolis daily star; Minneapolis journal (Minneapolis, Minn. : 1889)
      Later Title: Minneapolis star
    • Minneapolis Star (Minneapolis, Minn. : 1947)
      • 1947-1982
      Earlier Title: Minneapolis star-journal (Minneapolis, Minn. : 1939)
      Merged with: Minneapolis tribune (Minneapolis, Minn. : 1964), to form : Minneapolis star and tribune.
    • Minneapolis tribune (Minneapolis, Minn. : 1964)
      • 1964-1982
      Later Title: Minneapolis morning tribune (Minneapolis, Minn. : 1939)
      Merged with: Minneapolis star (Minneapolis, Minn. : 1939), to form: Minneapolis star and tribune
    • Minneapolis Star and Tribune
      • 1982-1987
      Later Title: Star tribune
    • Star Tribune
      • 1987-present
    • Minneapolis daily tribune (Minneapolis, Minn. : 1867)
      • 1867-1876

      Merged with: Saint Paul daily pioneer-press, to form: Pioneer-press and tribune (Saint Paul, Minn. : Daily), and: Minneapolis tribune (Minneapolis, Minn. : 1876).
    • Minneapolis tribune (Minneapolis, Minn. : 1876)
      • 1876-1877
      Earlier Title: Minneapolis daily tribune (Minneapolis, Minn. : 1867)
      Merged with part of its morning ed.: Pioneer-press and tribune (Saint Paul, Minn. : Daily), to form: Tribune (Minneapolis, Minn. : 1877)
    • Tribune (Minneapolis, Minn. : 1877)
      • 1877-1882
      Later Title: Daily Minnesota tribune
      Formed by the union of part of: Pioneer-press and tribune (Saint Paul, Minn. : Daily), and: Minneapolis tribune (Minneapolis, Minn. : 1876).
    • Daily Minnesota Tribune
      • 1882-1884
      Earlier Title: Tribune (Minneapolis, Minn. : 1877)
      Later Title: Minneapolis daily tribune (Minneapolis, Minn. : 1884)
    • Minneapolis Daily Tribune
      • 1884-1886
      Earlier Title: Daily Minnesota tribune
      Later Title: Minneapolis tribune (Minneapolis, Minn. : 1886)
    • Minneapolis Tribune (Minneapolis, Minn. : 1886)
      • 1886-1909
      Earlier Title: Minneapolis daily tribune (Minneapolis, Minn. : 1884)
      Later Title: Minneapolis morning tribune (Minneapolis, Minn. : 1909)
    • Minneapolis Morning Tribune (Minneapolis, Minn. : 1909)
      • 1909-1930
      Earlier Title: Minneapolis tribune (Minneapolis, Min. : 1886)
      Later Title: Minneapolis tribune (Minneapolis, Minn. : 1930)
    • Minneapolis Tribune (Minneapolis, Minn. : 1930)
      • 1930-1939
      Earlier Title: Minneapolis morning tribune (Minneapolis, Minn. : 1909)
      Later Title: Minneapolis morning tribune (Minneapolis, Minn. : 1939)
    • Minneapolis Morning Tribune. (Minneapolis, Minn. : 1939)
      • 1939-1964
      Earlier Title: Minneapolis tribune (Minneapolis, Minn : 1930)
      Later Title: Minneapolis tribune (Minneapolis, Minn. : 1964)
  • SAINT PAUL
    • Pioneer and Democrat
      • 1860-1862
      Earlier Title: Daily pioneer and Democrat
      Later Title: Saint Paul pioneer
    • Saint Paul pioneer
      • 1862-1867
      Earlier Title: Pioneer and Democrat
      Later Title: Saint Paul daily pioneer Weekly eds.: Weekly pioneer and Democrat; St. Paul pioneer; Weekly St. Paul pioneer. Weekly eds.: St. Paul pioneer; Weekly St. Paul pioneer
    • Saint Paul daily pioneer
      • 1867-1875
      Earlier Title: Saint Paul pioneer
      Later Title: Saint Paul daily press (Saint Paul, Minn. : 1866); Saint Paul daily pioneer-press Weekly eds.: St. Paul pioneer; Weekly St. Paul pioneer
    • Saint Paul daily pioneer-press
      • 1875-1876
      Earlier Title: Saint Paul daily pioneer; Saint Paul daily press (Saint Paul, Minn. : 1866)
      Merged with: Minneapolis daily tribune (Minneapolis, Minn. : 1867), to form: Pioneer-press and tribune (Saint Paul, Minn. : Daily), and: Minneapolis tribune, (Minneapolis, Minn. : 1876).
    • Pioneer-press and tribune
      • 1876
      Earlier Title: Saint Paul daily pioneer-press; Minneapolis daily tribune (Minneapolis, Minn. : 1867); Minneapolis evening mail 1876
      Continued in part by: Pioneer press (Saint Paul, Minn. : Daily). Merged in part with its evening ed.: Minneapolis tribune (Minneapolis, Minn. : 1876), to form: Tribune (Minneapolis, Minn. : 1877).
    • Pioneer press (Saint Paul, Minn. : Daily)
      • 1876-1879
      Earlier Title: Pioneer-press and tribune (Saint Paul, Minn. : Daily)
      Later Title: Daily pioneer press Weekly ed.: Pioneer press (Saint Paul, Minn. : 1876).
    • Daily pioneer press
      • 1879-1909
      Earlier Title: Pioneer press (Saint Paul, Minn. : Daily)
      Later Title: St. Paul pioneer press (Saint Paul, Minn. : 1909)
    • St. Paul pioneer press (Saint Paul, Minn. : 1909)
      • 1909-1984
      Earlier Title: Daily pioneer press
      Merged with: St. Paul dispatch, to form: St. Paul pioneer press dispatch.
    • St. Paul dispatch
      • 1985-1990
      Later Title: St. Paul pioneer press (St. Paul, Minn. : 1990)
      Merger of: St. Paul pioneer press (Saint Paul, Minn. : 1909), and: St. Paul dispatch.
    • St. Paul Pioneer Press Dispatch
      • 1985-1990
      Later Title: St. Paul pioneer press (St. Paul, Minn. : 1990)
      Merger of: St. Paul pioneer press (Saint Paul, Minn. : 1909), and: St. Paul dispatch.
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Twin Cities Community News
  • City Pages
    1995-Current. Online.
    Current year. Paper, Newspaper Room, Basement, Wilson Library.
  • MinnPost
    Non-profit publisher of online news and analysis by professional journalists about the Twin Cities. The site features video and audio as well as written stories, commentary, and comments from readers
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Additional Indexes and Bibliographies
  • Minneapolis Newspaper Index

    1900-1922 Minnesota Daily
    1963-1977 Minnesota Daily
    1940-1945 Minneapolis Tribune
    1950-1954 Minneapolis Tribune
    1964-1970 Minneapolis Star
  • Minneapolis Newspaper Indexes at Wilson Library

    1891-1928. Minneapolis Journal Index--Wilson Rare Books Folio AI21 .M52x
    1940-1945 Minneapolis Tribune Index--Wilson Reference quarto AI21 .M54
    1964-1970 Minneapolis Star & Tribune Index--Wilson Reference AI21 .M53
    1971-1981 Minneapolis Tribune and Minneapolis Star Index--Wilson Reference AI21 .M53
    1982-1986 Minneapolis Star & Tribune Index--Wilson Reference AI21 .M53
  • Minnesota Periodicals Index
    Focuses on the "history and current affairs of the state of Minnesota" in 51 Minnesota magazines, many of which are reproduced in the microfilm set Minnesota Periodicals--Wilson Periodicals Mfilm 2961.
    • Location(s): Wilson reference quarto F601 .M77x
    Check MNCAT Record for Location and Availability
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