You can also have us search for your obituary for you for a fee by submitting an Obituary Research Request.
Records of some county coroner offices (giving name of deceased person, conclusion as to cause of death, name of coroner and other relevant information) can be found at MNHS.
An online finding aid for this collection can be viewed here.
Additionally, the State Archives holds probate records such as Will Books and Final Decrees of Estate for certain counties for select years.
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The certificates are filed by the county coroner in the district court.
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These sets are not complete; township and city death records may not contain precisely the same information as the official death certificate. For certified copies of death records and post-2001 death records, contact the following organizations: The Minnesota Historical Society holds the largest single collection of Minnesota newspapers with dates ranging from 1849 to the present day.
You can access obituaries in these papers by searching an online newspaper resource (view a list of free digital resources here) or by obtaining a date of death and locating the obituary on microfilm.
The State Archives has unofficial death certificates (dated 1900, 1918-47) for Native Americans who either died in Minnesota and were enrolled or otherwise connected with any Indian tribal groups or bands, or died outside of Minnesota but were enrolled or otherwise connected with tribal groups or bands located in Minnesota.
The records are arranged by state and within each state by Indian agency.