Minnesota and Government



Digital Newspapers at MN Historical Society: The Minnesota Historical Society holds the largest single collection of Minnesota newspapers, with publication dates ranging from 1849 to the present day.

Minnesota Digital Library: Collection of images and documents from historical societies, public libraries, special archives, universities, and colleges that depict the history of Minnesota.

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Related Subject Guides:

Selected Websites:

  • City Data — Profiles of U.S. cities; stats on housing, income, real estate, businesses, and more
  • Federal Government — links to federal agencies, Census Bureau, National Archives, the White House, state governments, and more
  • Minnesota Help — Human services, financial and food assistance; links to services for the homeless, seniors, and others, including “immediate help”
  • Minnesota State Resources — Official state website, contact elected officials, business and jobs, education, social services, transportation, natural resources

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