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Northfield Library
210 Washington St.
Northfield, MN 55057
Ph: 507-645-6606

Newspaper Index
SELCO Newspaper Index

The SELCO Newspaper Index covers the Northfield News from 1987 - 2008. Other papers indexed include Albert Lea, Austin, Freeborn County, Red Wing, and Stewartville. This is a great genealogical resource and contains local newspaper information on: 
  • Births
  • Deaths
  • Marriages

Minnesota Digital Newspaper Hub - Search a variety of Minnesota newspapers between 1856 and 1924, including the Northfield News 1879-1922.  You can limit your search by title, county, city or date.

Proquest 

Search newspaper articles and abstracts from 800+ newspapers on Proquest including:
  • New York Times
  • St. Paul Pioneer Press
  • Star Tribune
  • Wall Street Journal
  • Many others

The Pye Room

The Pye Room houses the library's Northfield, Rice County and Minnesota history collection. The collection includes the Northfield Library newspaper and census indexes; local city, county, and state history materials; Northfield High School yearbooks; and microfilm of all available Northfield newspapers. A reader/printer is available.

 Pye Room  Student research  Card catalog
The Pye Room - the Library's Northfield and Minnesota History Room. Library staff member assists young researcher. The newspaper index began as a card file created as a WPA project.