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Rondo Neighborhood & I-94: Newspapers

Suggested Newspapers & Dates

Newspapers: Remember Rondo

  • St. Paul Dispatch
  • St. Paul Pioneer Press
  • St  Paul Recorder (African-American newspaper) 
  • Minneapolis Spokesman (African-American newspaper) 
  • Minneapolis Star
  • Minneapolis Tribune


  • 1955: Rondo-St. Anthony Improvement Association founded by Reverend Floyd Massey and local barber Timothy Howards.
  • June 29, 1956: National Interstate and Defense Highways Act is signed into law by President Eisenhower.
  • September 28, 1956: Rev. George Davis is forcibly removed from his home by police
  • December 13, 1956: Public hearing at City Hall in St. Paul about the planning of I-94
  • 1964: Rondo Avenue renamed Concordia Avenue. 
  • December 9, 1968: I-94 opens to traffic
  • July 1-3, 1983: The first Rondo Days celebration is held in St. Paul. 

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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.