Available Newspapers
Current Rice County papers plus major state and national papers are available for in-library use. Faribault newspapers are available on microfilm dating from 1856. Back issues of other newspapers are kept for 1 month. Newspapers available include:
  • Faribault Daily News
  • Mankato Free Press
  • Minneapolis Star & Tribune
  • New York Times
  • Northfield News
  • Owatonna People's Press
  • Rochester Post Bulletin
  • St. Paul Pioneer Press
  • U.S.A. Today
  • Wall Street Journal
Name Index
A name index to obituaries appearing in Faribault papers is also available to the public on-site. If you wish to request a copy of an obituary that appeared in a Faribault paper, it can be researched and mailed to you for a fee of $10 per obit, pre-paid. Send your request and your check to: 

ATTN: Obit Search
Buckham Memorial Library
11 Division Street E 
Faribault, MN 55021

 Checks should be made out to Buckham Memorial Library.