Newspapers of Dodge and Olmsted Counties

 

local county newspapers and related information

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Both the Dodge County Historical Society (in Mantorville, MN) and the History Center of Olmsted County (in Rochester, MN) have quite complete collections of microfilmed newspapers for their respective counties. DCHS has a good collection of obituaries for persons buried in its county’s cemeteries.

If you live in the U.S., you might likely be able to borrow many of the newspapers listed below on microfilm by way of interlibrary loan through your local library and the Minnesota Historical Society. A database at MHS identifies which papers the society has on microfilm: http://sites.mnhs.org/library/content/newspaper-collection

Information about interlibrary loans from MHS is here: http://sites.mnhs.org/library/content/interlibrary-loan

The History Center of Olmsted County has some very useful searchable online databases that index newspaper articles published in that county’s newspapers at http://www.olmstedhistory.info/apps/index.htm.

See the “Newspaper Index” (a WPA project covering items from years 1859-1912), the “Biographical Index” and “Subject Index,” as well as two indexes of material from the past three decades provided by the Rochester Public Library.

Two commercial genealogical services, Footnote.com and World Vital Records, have digitized online content drawn from both the Dodge County Republican and the Dodge County Independent newspapers.

Newspapers published in Dodge County, Minnesota

Claremont Cosmopolitan, weekly, 25 Nov 1880 – 9 June 1881*

Claremont Leader

Claremont News, weekly, 24 Mar , 1922 – present

Dodge Center Dodge County Record, weekly, 10 Apr 1885 – 14 Feb 1907*

Dodge Center Dodge County Star, weekly, 20 Apr 1895; 15 Apr 1897 – 21 May 1936

Dodge Center Index, weekly, 7 Oct 1882 – 3 Apr 1885

Dodge Center Press, weekly, 23 Nov 1876 – 27 Feb 1880*

Dodge Center Record, weekly, 21 Feb 1907 – 21 May 1936

Dodge Center Star-Record, weekly, 28 May 1936 – present

Dodge Center Times, weekly, 3 Nov 1887; 2 Aug 1888

Dodge Center Village Press

Hayfield Dodge County Herald, weekly, 21 Aug 1895 – 3 Aug 1899

Hayfield Dodge County Transcript, weekly, 10 Aug 1899 – 26 Jul 1917

Hayfield Guard, weekly, 27 Apr 1905 – 27 July 1917

Hayfield Herald, weekly, 2 Aug 1917 – present

Kasson Call, weekly, 12 Dec, 1928 – 16 Jan 1929

Kasson Dodge County Independent, weekly, 30 June 1949 – present

Kasson Dodge County Republican, weekly, 27 July 1867 – 23 June 1949*

Kasson Kometeer – published by Kasson-Mantorville High School

Kasson Telegraph, weekly, 27 Feb 1874 – 7 Aug 1874

Mantorville Co-Op Express, weekly, 13 June 1946 – 8 Jan 1953

Mantorville Express, weekly, 16 July 1857 – 31 Jan 1946; 15 Jan 1953 – 4 Jan 1968

Wasioja Gazette, weekly, 17 July, 17 Aug 1857; 2 July 1958; 8 Apr 1959

Wasioja Minnesota Beacon, semi-monthly, 1, 15 Aug; 15 Sep 1860

Wasioja Northwestern Freewill Baptist, monthly, May 1862 – Aug 1862; Nov 1862

West Concord Concord People, weekly, 10 Nov 1892 – 26 Aug 1893

West Concord Enterprise, weekly, 29 Apr 1897 – present

West Concord New-Enterprise

Newspapers published in Olmsted County, Minnesota

Byron Bulletin, weekly, 28 Mar 1913 – 17 Apr 1914

Byron Review, weekly, 21 Nov 1968 – Present

Byron Village Press, weekly, 30 Jul 1980 – 25 Aug 1982

Dover Independent, weekly, 5 Jan 1906 – 28 Dec 1906; 3 Jan 1908 – Dec 1908; 21 Nov 1941 – 9 Mar 1945

Eyota Advertiser, monthly, 1 Apr 1869 – 1 Jul 1878

Oronoco Courier, weekly, 26 Aug 1857

Rochester Area Visitor, weekly (Mhs Has 13 Feb 1984 – 6 July 1987

Rochester Bulletin, Daily, 27 Apr 1893; 8 Feb 1894; 23 Jan 1894; 23 Jan 1908; 20 Apr 1923 – 28 Mar 1925

Rochester Central Record, semi-weekly, 4 Feb 1871 – 30 Dec 1871

Rochester City Post, weekly, 5 Nov 1859 – 20 Jan 1866 (May not be complete set at MHS)

Rochester Democrat, weekly, 18 Mar 1858 – 21 Oct 1858

Rochester Dugout News, monthly, Dec 1933 – June 1934

Rochester Echo (continues Jaysee Echo) – published by Rochester Community College – MMH has 29 Mar 1976 – 6 Mar 1978

Rochester Federal Union, weekly, 4 Jan 1868 – 26 Dec 1873

Rochester Free Press, weekly, 17 Mar 1858 – 20 Aug 1859

Rochester Herold, weekly, 26 Sep 1890 – 8 June 1894

Rochester Jaysee Echo, weekly, 10 May 1940 – 1 June 1960; 6 Sep 1963 – 31 May 1968

Rochester Journal, weekly, 23 Aug, 13, 27 Sep, 8 Nov 1929; 17 Jan 1931

Rochester Leader, Daily, 1 Feb 1892 – 2 Sep 1893

Rochester Mid-West American, weekly, 8 Dec 1933 – 7 Dec 1934

Rochester Minnesota Record, weekly, 27 Jan 1872 – 7 Mar 1874

Rochester Nordisk Folkeblad, weekly, Pub In Rochester, Mn 12 Mar 1868 – , In Minneapolis – 7 Jul 1875.

Rochester Olmsted County Democrat, weekly, 14 Nov 1889; 15 May 1890 – 14 July 1916

Rochester Olmsted Journal, weekly, 20 Aug 1857

Rochester Post, weekly, 12 Nov 1859 – 2 Aug 1862; 18 Apr 1963 – 3 Sep 1864; 3 Feb 1866 – 26 Dec 1890*; 4 Jan 1874 – 27 Jan 1899

Rochester Post, daily, 4 Sep 1893 – 28 Jan 1899

Rochester Post and Record, weekly, 3 Feb 1899 – 29 Sep 1916

Rochester Post and Record, Daily, 30 Jan 1899 – 18 Mar 1925

Rochester Post-Bulletin, Daily, 30 Mar 1925 – Present

Rochester Record and Union, weekly, 13 Mar 1874 – 27 Jan 1899

Rochester Record and Union, Daily, 24 June 1893; 1 June 1894

Rochester Republican, weekly, 5 Mar 1862 – 29 Nov 1866

Rochester Rocket, weekly (During School Year) 9 May 1944 – – 5 Sep 1945 (Pub Of Rochester Senior High School)

Rochester Semi-weekly Central Record, Semiweekly, 4 Feb 1871 – 30 Sep 1871

Rochester State Fair Post, Daily, 2, 4 Oct 1867

Rochester Union and Review, 15 Sep 1874; 1 Oct 1874

Rochester Wacht, weekly, 10 May 1893 – 25 Apr 1894

Stewartville Star, weekly, 19 May 1893 – 2 Mar 1894; 15 Apr 1904 – 15 Jan 1915; 6 Dec 1918 – Present

Stewartville Times, weekly, 6 Jan 1898 – 14 Dec 1906