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Newsboy distributing January 1937 Minneapolis Journal.The Minnesota Historical Society holds the world's largest collection of Minnesota newspapers, with dates ranging from 1849 to the present day.

Past issues of most newspaper titles are available on microfilm in the MNHS library, but there is also digital access to select newspapers

Use the links to the left to search for newspapers available at MNHS and to search within digitized newspaper collections.   

 

Suggested Newspapers & Dates

Newspapers:

  • Minneapolis: Minneapolis Star-Tribune 
  • St. Paul: St. Paul Pioneer Press Dispatch 
  • Edina: Edina Sun Current (archives from 2000-2007 available online) 

Dates: 

  • October 29, 1954: Groundbreaking
  • October 8, 1956: Official Mall Opening
  • October 8, 2006: Southdale celebrates its 50 year anniversary.
  • December 12, 2008: Southdale hosts a premiere of the Will Smith film Seven Pounds, which Smith attended.
  • September 28, 2013: Grand re-opening celebration for the completion of multi-million dollar renovations, including a new food court and expanded retail space.
"Wright Asks City to Seek 'Truth, Not Just Facts',"  by Frank Murray.
Article in Minneapolis Star, November 28, 1956.

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