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Suggested Newspapers & Dates
- 1785: A United States federal land ordinance of setting aside one section of each township for the support of the common schools is established.
- 1849: Minnesota becomes a Territory and Congress grants two sections in each township for school aid.
- Summer/Fall 1970: A group of citizens (part of the Citizens League) begin a detailed study of Minnesota's complex system of distributing state revenue.
- September 1, 1970: The Citizens League's board approves its report finding that a state policy for the fiscal affairs of local government must be closely examined and reevaluated.
- October 1, 1970: At the Citizens League annual dinner, the two major party candidates agree to attend and answer questions regarding the League's proposals to change the state's fiscal policy.
- January 1971: Governor Wendell Anderson unveils the "Fair School Finance Plan".
- May 25, 1971: An extra session for the Minnesota Legislature convenes, in order to further discuss Governor Anderson's "Fair School Finance Plan", among other topics.
- October 30, 1971: The Minnesota Miracle- Omnibus Tax Act legislation is enacted.
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.
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.