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General Mills: Newspapers

Suggested Newspapers & Dates

Useful dates to search for General Mills:

  • May 2, 1878: Washburn 'A' Mill explosion
  • Sept.8, 1903: Flour millers' strike
  • Oct. 2, 1924: Washburn-Crosby Company took over failing radio station WLAG, renamed it WCCO, and began broadcasting
  • 1928: General Mills formed
  • 1952: Corporate headquarters moved to Golden Valley
  • June 18, 2000: General Mills bought Pillsbury from Diageo

Useful newspapers to search:

  • Minneapolis Tribune (available digitally in the library only)
  • Minneapolis Journal
  • St. Paul Pioneer Press
  • St. Paul Daily Globe
  • St. Paul Dispatch

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.   

Gale Family Library • Minnesota Historical Society • 345 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul, MN 55102-1906 • 651-259-3300
Currently open by appointment only.