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Landmark Center/The Old Federal Courts Building: Newspapers

Suggested Newspapers & Dates


  • St. Paul: Dispatch
  • St. Paul: Pioneer Press
  • Minneapolis:  Minnesota Patriot
  • Minneapolis:  Minnesota Good Templar
  • Minneapolis: Tribune 



  • 1902: The building opens as the United States Post Office, Court House, and Custom House
  • May, 1934: Evelyn Frechette's trial (John Dillinger's girlfriend, she harbored him while they lived in St Paul)
  • July, 1936: Alvin Karpis' trial
  • 1972: Work begins to protect and restore the Old Federal Courts Building 
  • 1978: The building reopens as Landmark Center 

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.