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.


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