Local History & Genealogy
Our Marshall location has a variety of resources related to local history.
Historical newspapers on Microfilm
Balaton Bystander : April 6, 1900-September 1, 1900
Cottonwood Current : April 24, 1897- December 29, 1911
Lyon County News : May 28, 1879-January 9, 1885
Lyon County Independent : August 29, 1940-June 2, 1955
Marshall Prairie Schooner : August 23, 1873-September 24, 1875
Marshall Messenger : October 1, 1875-December 19, 1884
Marshall News Messenger : January 16, 1885-June 29, 1928
Marshall Messenger Daily : May 2, 1938-September 3, 1940, July 26, 1955-August 6, 1973
Marshall Messenger Independent : August 6, 1973-August 30, 1974
Marshall Independent : September 4, 1974- [present, with an approximately 6 month delay].
- Marshall High School Marhian (Marshall Public Schools) [view years available]
- Marshall Junior High yearbook (Marshall Public Schools) [view years available]
- Marshall Elementary Schools yearbook (Marshall Public Schools) [view years available]
- Lakefield Public School Lakers yearbook [view years available – at Cottonwood branch only]
Cemetery records for Lyon County
Selected plat, Polk, and phone books
Family Tree magazine
Minnesota History magazine
Minnesota Room Collection
- includes local publications, historical publications, and other regional interest books
Still need more information?
Other local organizations may have what you need.
- Lyon County Museum
- Southwest Minnesota Regional Resource Center at Southwest Minnesota State University
- City of Cottonwood, MN
- Balaton Area History Center
- City of Balaton, MN
- Lyon County Courthouse