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Somali-Americans in Minnesota: Newspapers

Suggested Newspapers & Dates


  • Minneapolis Star-Tribune
  • St. Paul Pioneer Press Dispatch

Online newspaper

Madasha (2009-2012).
Madasha is a Minnesota-based news, opinion, analysis and political discourse forum focusing on Minnesota’s growing Somali community. Bearing in mind that Somali’s Diaspora is connected to its homeland, Madasha looks to publish content that will refine the discourse on a united and prosperous Somalia. From academia, Madasha will publish relevant information from local, national and international governments and other institutions.
Available electronically 

Nov. 22, 2011 
May 22, 2012 

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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.