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Coya Knutson: Groundbreaking Congresswoman: Newspapers

Suggested Newspapers & Dates


  • Crookston Times
  • Fargo Forum and Moorhead Daily News
  • Minneapolis Star
  • Minneapolis Tribune
  • St. Paul Pioneer Press
  • Thief River Falls Times

All newspapers from Minnesota's Ninth Congressional District printed Knutson's weekly column, "Coya's Capitol Chat," during her term (1954-58). The column is also available in Knutson's manuscript collection.


  • November 2, 1948: Elected to the State Legislature
  • 1950-1953: Served in the State Legislature 
  • 1954-1958: Served in Congress
  • November 4,1958: Lost reelection
  • October 10, 1996: Died 


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.