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Minnesota News Archives and Databases
  • NewspaperARCHIVE.com
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/14952
    A partial collection from Newspaper Archives covering historical newspapers from Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Missouri and Oklahoma. Digital reproductions of newspapers from counties and cities from the 19th and 20th centuries.
  • Minnesota Digital Newspaper Hub
    http://newspapers.mnhs.org/web/mhsnews/web/imu.php?request=access
    Digital reproductions of newspapers from Minnesota cities. Coverage is limited to out of copyright titles.
  • Minnesota Historical Society Newspaper Collections
    http://www.mnhs.org/collections/newspapers/index.htm
    The Minnesota Historical Society has a large collection of newspapers published in the state. This includes items like local advertisers, old ethnic group newspapers, etc.
  • Duluth News Tribune
    http://tc.liblink.umn.edu/sfx_local?url_ver=Z39.88-2004&url_ctx_fmt=info%3Aofi%2Ffmt%3Akev%3Amtx%3Actx&ctx_enc=info%3Aofi%2Fenc%3AUTF-8&ctx_ver=Z39.88-2004&rfr_id=info%3Asid%2Fsfxit.com%3Aazlist&sfx.ignore_date_threshold=1&rft.object_id=111032812853678&issn=0896-9418
    Available full text in the Gale Student Resources database.
    2000-present
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Minneapolis
  • Star Tribune (access via LexisNexis)
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/5542
    Full text 1991-Date
    Access to certain freelance articles and other features such as photographs and classified ads are not be available.
  • Star Tribune (access via ProQuest Digital Microfilm)
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/16741
    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.
  • Minneapolis Journal 1888-1939
    http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83045366/
    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
  • ProQuest Historical Newspapers Minneapolis Tribune 1867-1922
    Resource Temporarily Unavailable No longer available
    The Minneapolis Tribune is no longer available via Proquest Historical Newspapers. State Library Services and the Minnesota Historical Society are currently working to ensure long-term access to the digitized Minneapolis Tribune (1867-1922) and will integrate this historical newspaper into the Minnesota Newspaper Hub. The Minnesota Digital Newspaper Hub contains hundreds of 19th and 20th century newspapers from cities and counties across the state.
  • Newspaper Indexes at Wilson Library
    Indexes to historic newspaper in print and online:

    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
    • Minneapolis Newspaper Index
      http://www.lib.umn.edu/newspapers
      Search digitized cards indexes for:
      1900-1922 Minnesota Daily
      1963-1977 Minnesota Daily
      1940-1945 Minneapolis Tribune
      1950-1954 Minneapolis Tribune
      1964-1970 Minneapolis Star
  • Microfilm Collections in Wilson Library
    The Newspaper Room at Wilson Library has an extensive collection of historical Minneapolis newspapers on microfilm along with equipment to view, print or scan.
    • 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)
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St. Paul
  • Daily Globe. : (St. Paul, Minn.) 1878-1884
    http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83025287/
    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
  • Microfilm Collections in Wilson Library
    • 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.
  • St. Paul Pioneer Press
    Wilson Library microfilm 1849-current
    Index:
    • Prior to 1967. Card Index & Clipping files. Location: St. Paul Public Library, Downtown St. Paul. Covers all St. Paul newspapers. Phone: (651) 266-7000.
    • 1967 - 1980. St. Paul Dispatch-Pioneer Press. Cumulative Index. Location: Wilson Reference Microfiche 7. Fiche 1-7: Subject cards. Fiche 8-30: Name cards.
    • 1967 - 1996. Saint Paul Pioneer Press and Dispatch Index. Location: Wilson Reference Quarto AI21 .S793 S27. Only includes articles about Minnesota with emphasis on the Twin Cities metropolitan area. National and international news is included only when Minnesota or Minnesotans are involved.
  • St. Paul Globe
    Wilson Library microfilm:
    Daily globe (St. Paul, Minn.) 1878-1896
    St. Paul daily globe. 1884-1896
    St. Paul Globe 1896-1905
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Twin Cities
  • Minnesota Magazine Index MNMag
    https://apps.hclib.org/mnmag/#publication
    MNMag is an index of articles from the Hennepin County Public Library on local and statewide politics, news, current events, history and the arts that appeared in nine Minnesota magazines from 1991 to 2005.
  • City Pages
    http://www.citypages.com/
    1995-Current. Online.
    Current year. Paper, Newspaper Room, Basement, Wilson Library.
  • Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journals
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/16519
    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.
  • MinnPost
    http://www.minnpost.com/
    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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Directories and Guides
  • Minnesota Newspapers
    http://www.refdesk.com/mn.html
    Lists of all the Minnesota newspapers with online editions.
    • Minnesota Newspaper Websites
      http://www.mnnews.com/webs.html
      A list of newspapers for suburban. Twin Cities metro, community, and non-metro locations
  • Minnesota Newspaper Association
    http://mna.org/newspaper-directory/
    The MNA creates maps of Minnesota cities that have daily, weekly and suburban newspapers in the state of Minnesota.
  • News Directory
    http://www.newsdirectory.com/
    Formerly known as Ecola Newsstand, this site strives to provide a comprehensive guide to the world's "English-language media online." Currently over 8300 newspapers and magazines are listed, as well as more than 1,200 U.S. television broadcasters. Also offers a list of newspapers with searchable archives and links to all the organizations that provide breaking news.
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Additional Indexes and Bibliographies
  • Index To Minnesota Business Periodicals
    http://www.jjhill.org/research_online/index_to_mn_business_periodicals.cfm
    This database covers the time period of 2001 - 3rd Quarter 2008. It is an index of articles published in the Twin Cities Minnesota business press, created by the J.J. Hill Reference Library in St. Paul. The Hill Library began to produce an index for internal use and has published an annual index of Minnesota business periodicals since 1977. The electronic back file begins in 2001, while earlier years are available in hard copy only.
      PUBLICATIONS INDEXED:
      MinnesotaBusiness
      Minnesota Real Estate Journal
      Minnesota Technology
      Profits Journal (ceased December 2003)
      Twin Cities Business (formerly Twin Cities Business Monthly)
      Ventures (ceased December 2001)
      The Business Journal (formerly CityBusiness)
      Upsize Minnesota
      Women's Business Minnesota (ceased January 2006)

  • MNMag: Minnesota Magazine Index
    http://www.hclib.org/pub/search/mnmag/
    MNMag is an index of articles on local and statewide politics, news, current events, history and the arts that appear in nine Minnesota magazines: City Pages, Hennepin History, Minneapolis And St. Paul Skyway News, Mpls. St. Paul Magazine, Minnesota History, Minnesota Monthly, Minnesota Law And Politics, Ramsey County History, and the Twin Cities Reader. Index from 1991-2005 by the staff in the History Department at the Minneapolis Public Library. It includes over 25,000 citations. No new citations have been added after 2005 but may be again at some time in the future.


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