Historic Forestville

Suggested Newspapers & Dates


  • The Fillmore County Republican, 1870-1879
  • The Preston Republican
  • The Lanesboro Leader
  • Minneapolis Tribune/ Star Tribune, 1867-2001 (available only in the library)
  • St. Paul Dispatch
  • St. Paul Pioneer Press


  • October 1853: First general store is completed. 
  • 1857: Meighen store and house is completed. 
  • 1868: Railroad bypasses Forestville. 
  • 1879:  William Meighen runs for governor. 
  • 1910: Meighen store closes. 
  • February 12, 1936: Thomas Meighen dies in Pittsburg, Penn.
  • Spring 1963: Forestville State Park Opens
  • 1978: The buildings of Forestville are acquired by the Minnesota Historical Society
  • 1992: Historic Forestville reopens to the public


Search for Newspapers


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.   

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