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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: Local newspapers that covered events at Fort Snelling
- St. Paul
- St. Paul Daily Pioneer and Democrat
- St. Paul Daily Press
- St. Paul Daily Minnesotian
- St. Paul Globe
- St. Paul Pioneer Press
- St. Anthony Falls
- St. Anthony Express
- The Falls Evening News
- Minnesota Republican
- The Minneapolis Tribune
- The Minneapolis Star
- The Minneapolis Journal
Other Useful Resources: Periodicals published by the garrison of the fort.
- Fort Snelling bulletin, 1928-1946.
MNHS call number: Microfilm 1336
- The Round Tower: Seventh Corps area, Ft. Snelling, 1925-1927.
MNHS call number: U294.5 .S6 B34
- The Barracks Bag, 1924.
MNHS call number: U294.5 .S6 B33
Search for Newspapers
Minnesota Digital Newspaper Hub
A searchable website of Minnesota newspapers. Contains geographically and culturally diverse papers from 1856 to 1924.
Historical Minneapolis Tribune
Search or browse in the 1867-2001 issues of the Minneapolis Tribune. This database is only available in the library.
Search by city and title of newspaper (i.e. Granite Falls Tribune) or by the city and "newspapers" (i.e. Granite Falls newspapers).
Newspapers at MNHS
Search various historic newspapers for advertisements and articles about people, events, and activities.
Access digital historic newspapers from MN and other states through this project by the Library of Congress.
Electronic Library of MN
MN residents can search online magazine, journal, newspaper, and encyclopedia articles and eBooks.