There are over 3,400 newspapers that have been published in the Badger State - certainly not all of them are searchable online. But there are quite a few that are indeed available. So go for it - find articles about the events, history, and people that capture the stories of Wisconsin.
Please note that I have not always entered the dates that are included in the collections, as I suspect they will change as more items are digitized. Also I suspect that some of these links may change over time - so if there is a dead link - please use your favorite search engine to find their new location.
(Updated December, 2020; recently added links are in BOLD)
Chronicling America - Wisconsin Newspapers
Google News Archive
Archive of Wisconsin Newspapers (Wisconsin residents only)
County and Library Collections:
Rice Lake Public Library
Chippewa Falls Public Library
Kilbourn Public Library
Menomonie Public Library
Crandon Public Library
Irving Young Memorial Library
Elroy Public Library
Algoma Public Library Newspaper Archives
Brandon Public Library
Door County Library Newspaper Archive
Eau Claire - L.E. Phillips Memorial Library
Lake Geneva Public Library newspaper indices
New London Public Library
Oconto County Newspapers
Waukesha County Freeman Digital Archives
Waunakee Library Archives
Appleton High School - AppletonBeloit College - BeloitCarroll University Student Newspaper Collection - Waukesha
Miscellaneous Collections and Indexes:
UW-Stout Area Research Center Newspaper Index
Independent Voices - Alternative Newspapers
Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Newspapers 1933-1942
Western Wisconsin Civilian Conservation Corps Camp Newsletters
Small Town Papers
The Olden Times - Wisconsin
Civil War Newspaper Articles, 1860-1865 (clippings)
Wisconsin Name Index
Wisconsin Obituaries, Local History and Biography Articles 1836-1948 (clippings)
Newspaper Abstracts - Wisconsin
Other Free Sites:
AppletonBeloitDelavanEau ClaireGreen BayLa CrosseMadisonMilwaukee
Wisconsin's Online Library just announced the addition of over 100,000 pages of online historic newspapers from six different Wisconsin communities. The complete article can be found at More Historical Content Added to Archive of Wisconsin Newspapers.
Search is restricted to those who have access to the state-wide online library BadgerLink, which is only available to Wisconsin residents.
The added titles are as follows:
Good luck with your research!