Newspapers

Our newspaper collection contains both microfilm and bound volumes of local newspapers. The newspapers and their issue dates are listed below.  There are missing issues within both the microfilm and bound volume collections, too many to list individually here.

Due to the fragile nature of some of the bound volumes, we try to  refer to the microfilm copies as much as possible. Certain bound volumes (particularly the Pierz Journal) also have photocopying and/or access restrictions. (Be prepared to hand-copy from newspapers with restrictions. The bound volumes of the Pierz Journal have become so fragile that only staff will be allowed to handle them.)

Microfilm Newspapers in MCHS Collections:

Bowlus Advance: 4/1917 – 5/1925

Bowlus Hustler: 5/8/1925 – 7/10/1925

Bowlus Independent: 11/10/1916 – 3/30/1917

Cass County Pioneer: 1/16/1894 – 12/26/1896

Comet’s Tail: 1/8/1923 – 5/26/1931

Little Falls Courier 3/25/1876

Little Falls Daily Transcript, Industrial Edition: 1/1/1894

Little Falls Daily Transcript: 8/16/1880 – 5/19/1881, 1/1901 – 11/1982

Little Falls Herald: 1/1898 – 9/1949

Little Falls Northern Herald: 1/14, 1/21, 8/19, 10/28 – 1857

Little Falls Sun: 9/30/1882 – 4/30/1885

Little Falls Transcript (weekly): 3/21/1878 – 1/18/1901

Morrison County Democrat: 10/24/1891 – 7/29/1909

Motley Citizen: 8/9/1901 – 8/29/1902

Motley Mercury: 1/1913 – 3/1943

Motley Register: 4/1888 – 9/1891

Pierz Journal: 10/23/1924 – 3/17/1932, 5/6/1948, 7/1956 – 4/1973

Randall News: 3/5/1942 – 7/8/1943

Royalton Banner: 3/9/1887 – 1/2/1889, 2/1891 – 4/1973

Royalton Banner – Pierz Journal: 3/3/1973 – 12/30/1976, 1/2/1975 – 7/11/1980

Royalton Record: 7/17/1885 – 12/2/1885

Sauk Rapids Frontierman: 4/26/1855 – 1/5/1860

Sauk Rapids Sentinel: 3/28/1868 – 12/30/1870

Swanville News: 9/1900 – 11/1972

Upsala News Tribune: 11/1915 – 6/30/1922, 1/1936 – 11/1972

Bound Volumes

Banner-Journal (Pierz & Royalton): 5/1973 – 7/1980

Little Falls Daily Transcript: 7/1892 – 11/1982

Morrison County Record: 4/1979 – present

Morrison County Shopper: 1976 – 3/1979

Pierz Journal: 1909 – 12/1970

Rich Prairie Shopper: 1973 – 1975

St. Cloud Times, Little Falls Edition: 11/1982 – 5/1987

Digital Newspapers

Pierz Journal: 1909-1913, available at Minnesota Reflections within the Minnesota Newspapers Collection

2 Responses to Newspapers

  1. I’m trying to locate the obituaries for several people. They lived in Villard township, but close enough that their post office was in Motley:
    Andrew Wesoloske/Wesolowski died in Staples on 14 Feb 1914
    Max Wesoloske/Wesolowski died in May 1908
    Johanna Wesoloske/Wesolowski died 4 Sep 1896

    Would there be any other collections in Minnesota of Motley newspapers covering 1896 and 1908 time frames?

    Thank you for any help you can give me.
    Arden White
    1187 Creek Ridge Dr.
    South Jordan, UT 84095

  2. Hi, Arden – Motley is an interesting place to research because the city lies in 3 counties, Morrison, Cass and Todd, which means its history is part of all these counties. To see whether there are newspapers in these counties that might carry Motley obits from the time periods you need, contact the Cass County Historical Society at 218-547-7251 and the Todd County Historical Society at 320-732-4426.

    Both are also on the web. Cass County has an obit index online here: http://www.casscountymuseum.org/obituaries.html

    Todd County’s website is here: http://www.toddcountymuseum.com/

    If you’d like the Morrison County Historical Society to do research for you, drop us an email at contactstaff@morrisoncountyhistory.org and let us know what you need. Our research fees and policies are available here: http://morrisoncountyhistory.org/?page_id=1193

    Mary Warner
    Museum Manager

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