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SELCO Newspaper Index

The SELCO Newspaper Index covers the Northfield News from 1987-2008. Other SELCO area communities with papers that have been indexed include  Albert Lea, Austin, Freeborn County, Red Wing, and Stewartville. This is a great genealogical resource and contains information on births, deaths, and marriages.

Minnesota Digital Newspaper Hub

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


Search newspaper articles and abstracts from 1300 newspapers including: The Star Tribune, The St. Paul Pioneer Press, The New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal. 

Dalby Database

The Dalby Database is a local resource for genealogy research. There is an excellent newspaper search feature which can be searched by a name or a generic term. There is also a robust cemetery and obituary search.

Northfield News Index

The library has a card index for the Northfield News and other early Northfield newspapers. The card index for the Northfield News covers the years 1879-1987. This index can also be accessed on the Dalby Database and Ancestry. The library has a subscription to Ancestry that can only be accessed within the building.

In House Newspapers

The library subscribes to a variety of local, regional and national newspapers. Many are indexed and available full-text online. See a librarian for assistance.

  • Northfield News
  • Faribault Daily News
  • Rochester Post Bulletin
  • Minneapolis Star Tribune
  • St. Paul Pioneer Press
  • U.S.A. Today
  • Wall St. Journal
  • New York Times