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Gather at the A vibrant, 19th century river town with a blend of unparalleled characteristics and opportunities to enjoy Minnesota at its best! Whether you’re a long-time resident or a visitor to this lively city situated on the banks of the Cannon River, Northfield offers something unique to everyone. Welcome to our wonderful city! Map & Digital Tour








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You can’t possibly see all there is to see in Northfield in one day. We invite you to spend the night and find out for yourself what we have to offer.


or generations, visitors to Northfield have found a vibrant and welcoming atmosphere with so much to do.

Archer House River Inn 212 Division St. 507-645-5661 or 800-247-2235 Opened in 1877, this 36-room, full-service inn is a grand four-story red brick building situated on the banks of the Cannon River in the historic downtown. Rate range: $79 - $189.

For a memorable experience and a relaxing getaway, there are few destinations as satisfying as Northfield. Americas Best Value Inn and Suites 1420 Riverview Dr. 507-663-0371 or 888-315-2378 In-room high-speed Internet, free AllAmerican breakfast, and swimming pool and spa are just some of the amenities offered. 55 rooms, rate range: $65 and up. AmericInn Lodge & Suites 1320 Bollenbacher Dr. just off Highway 3 S 507-645-7761 Featuring AmericInn SoundGuard construction, free AmericInn Perk breakfast, free WiFi, oversized indoor heated pool and hot tub. If you are thinking “hotel” – think AmericInn. 41 rooms, rate range: $80 and up.

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College City Motel 875 Highway 3 N 507-645-4426 Conveniently located just one mile north of downtown, this 25-room motel offers low daily, weekly and monthly rates. Country Inn & Suites By Carlson 300 Highway 3 S 507-645-2286 or 800-456-4000 Hotel offers indoor pool and hot tub, deluxe continental breakfast, and complimentary high-speed WiFi. Located just a few blocks from historic downtown, St. Olaf and Carleton colleges. 54 rooms, rate range: $79 and up.

Froggy Bottoms River Suites River Suites 309 Water St. S 507-650-0039 All suites feature a fully equipped kitchen, dining and living areas and WiFi. Two rooms with deck that overlook the Cannon River. 4 rooms, rate range: $100 - $170. Magic Door Bed & Breakfast 818 Division St. S 507-581-0445 Just 2 blocks from downtown Northfield, this elegant B&B features 3 beautifully decorated rooms, whirlpools, fireplaces, cable/dvd’s, movies and WiFi. Full breakfast and afternoon snack. Complimentary wine and beer. 3 rooms, rate range: $90 - $195.

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Traditional Values. Progressive Spirit. For more than 40 years, Northfield Retirement Community has provided exceptional housing, care facilities and services to seniors wanting to call Northfield home. Our residents are vibrant, energetic and actively engaged in both the NRC family and Northfield at large.

Northfield Retirement Community features include: • Seven varied senior living facilities and a wide range of care options, from round-the-clock care to assisted living to memory care. • A unique mind/body/spirit approach to senior care.

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100 Concerts. AUGUST 1-4, 2013 The Vintage Band Festival is a four-day celebration featuring bands from across the US and abroad. Over 100 concerts fill the streets of historic Northfield and satellite concert sites throughout southern Minnesota on August 1-4. The Festival offers a variety of genres, ethnic influences, and period-style performances.


The performances take place in many outdoor locations all around Northfield. A variety of genres, ethnic influences and time periods are represented, dating back over a couple centuries! Experience: Baroque, Balkan, Klezmer, Mariachi, Jazz, Civil War, German, New Orleans, Austrian, and Swedish tunes.


Get up close and personal with bands over lunch. Enjoy a concert and some time for Q&A. Most of the pubs and restaurants will have live vintage band music in the evenings.


In remembrance of the Civil War and its 150 anniversary, six reenacted Civil War bands will perform a battle of the bands across the Cannon River in downtown Northfield followed by a massed band concert.


See how the game was played back in the day (rules from the mid 1800s)! A band will accompany the lively sport.

HISTORIC HORN EXHIBIT Find an assortment of wind instruments from days gone by as the Northfield Historical Society opens its doors for a special exhibit on vintage horns.

MUSIC AT SUNDAY MORNING SERVICES VBF bands will be at several area churches on Sunday.


Enjoy an evening of slapstick humor, pet tricks, silent movies with the North Star Cinema Orchestra.


Festival events are presented free of charge. Festival goers, however, are strongly encouraged to make donations to help us with expenses.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund and by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts & cultural heritage fund.


Join in the cotillion at the Grand Ball Saturday night at the Northfield Armory. Some of the bands are dressed in 19th Century clothing and some festival goers do the same. Photo by Susan Hvistendahl

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Let’s go shopping in historic Northfield offers a unique shopping experience, everything from contemporary art and home décor to beautiful antiques. Explore the town to discover shoes, one of a kind gifts, fun accessories, new and used books and much more, including imported treasures, pottery and clothing and jewelry – some of which is made right here in Northfield. Larger, well-known stores are just a short distance from downtown. Wherever you shop, you’ll enjoy friendly, small town service.

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orthfield and the surrounding area offer diverse recreational opportunities. Many of these offerings are provided by the local schools, while others are available through clubs, associations and organizations.

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weekends. Willinger’s Golf Club, located 10 miles west of Northfield, is also a public course. There are also seven other courses within a 20-mile radius of town.

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Bicyclists will enjoy a varied landscape between Northfield and Dundas on the three miles of the Mill Towns State Trail. Starting in Northfield from Laurel Court behind the Kwik Trip store on Minnesota Highway 19, trail users can enjoy glimpses of the Cannon River as they travel south toward Dundas. The trail is being developed to connect the Sakatah Singing Hills Trail and the Cannon Valley Trail, making it possible to travel from Red Wing to Mankato. For trail maps, visit

Area golf courses

The Northfield area offers a number of courses for golfers of any skill level, novice to pro. The Northfield Golf Club is a semi-private course that allows non-members to golf on weekdays and

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Indoor skating is available at the Northfield Arena from November through March. Outdoor rinks are located beside Northfield Arena and at city parks and colleges.

Cross Country Skiing

Carleton arboretum has a 14.5 kilometer intermediate level trail, open for public use.


A 42.5 mile trail starts in Sechler Park and winds through forests, open fields and pastures.

Other Activities

Numerous sports including baseball, softball, tennis, gymnastics, dance, and

more can be joined through individual organizations. Northfield is also home to a local YMCA and the Northfield Senior Center, both of which offer ongoing activities.

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Need an actitivity for any time of the year? Try your hand at bowling. Jesse James Lanes has daily specials like “Buck Night” where everything is a dollar and “Rock ‘N Bowl” with laser lights and fog. For more details on their specials visit

Big Woods State Park

Located southeast of Northfield, Nerstrand Big Woods State Park is made up of one of the last remnants of Big Woods vegetation along with rolling hills and valleys, traversed by Prairie Creek and its waterfalls. In 1854, the original woods contained about 5,000 acres. During the 1930s, major clearcutting was done on several hundred acres of the park. So in the late 1930s and 40s many people tried to protect the area and to preserve it as a state park. By 1945, the state had acquired much of the Big Woods remaining and a state park was established by the Legislature. For more information call 507-333-4840 or visit www.dnr.state. woods/.

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In the summer of 2007, the city of Northfield opened its new $2.85 million outdoor swimming pool at Memorial Field. The pool features a zero-depth entry point, lap lanes, a diving board, climbing wall, concessions and giant blue and white poolside umbrellas that offer shaded poolside seating. For more information call 507-645-1837 or visit

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n Northfield, the gathering of community is encouraged during many events throughout the year. Whether garden tours, Girls Night Out, a community Easter egg hunt, farmers market, youth events, or one of several ethnic celebrations, there is something to draw attention to every interest. Many are familiar with Northfield’s large annual celebration that honors its brave residents for their heroic stand against the James-Younger Gang in 1876. The city and surrounding communities also offer many more events for residents and visitors to enjoy. Defeat of Jesse James Days

parade, bingo, art and craft shows, music events, bike races and many food booths. For more information visit

Fourth of July

Northfield holds an old-fashioned, family-focused Fourth of July celebration each year, including a dazzling fireworks display at nightfall.

Crazy Daze

Crazy Daze is a shopping promotion among Northfield’s retail community on the fourth Thursday in July during which area retailers feature many specials and offer phenomenal deals on merchandise. The event is sponsored by the Northfield Area Chamber of Commerce. For more information call 507-645-5604 or 800-658-2548 or visit

Taste of Northfield

The Northfield Downtown Development Held each year the first weekend after Corp. hosts an annual festival of food Labor Day, Northfield is packed with and fun each June in and around historic activities, parades and bank raid Bridge Square. The event features tasty re-enactments. Defeat of Jesse James treats from local food vendors, beer and Days is the largest all volunteer-operated wine tasting, live music and more. For celebration in Minnesota and draws more information call 507-663-0319 or visit more than 100,000 people to town. In addition to the now famous bank raid re-enactments, there is a carnival, rodeo, JuneBug Festival of Music car show, grand parade, bingo, art and Also each June, local and regional craft shows, music events, bike races and many to town. In addition to the now musicians descend on downtown to sing and play – both inside and out. For more famous bank raid re-enactments, there information call 507-645-1665 or visit is a carnival, rodeo, car show, grand

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The Vintage Band Festival, an international music event held Aug. 1-4 in Northfield, is a 4-day celebration featuring 30 bands from across the United States and abroad with 100 concerts showcasing a variety of genres, ethnic influences and period-style performances. Auxiliary events surrounding the festival are: vintage base ball, ballroom-style dance, vaudeville entertainment, Battle of the Bands, Massed Civil War Bands Concert, Lunch Listen & Learn concerts, historical musical instrument exhibit, Sunday music in area churches, and the Early Brass Festival gathering of the Historic Brass Society (New York). All performances are free and open to the public. For more information, visit

Annual Community Events and Festivals Steam & Gas Show

Riverwalk Market Fair

Enjoy the art of a summer Saturday each week, strolling along the Cannon River between Second and Fifth Streets, where vendors set up shop to offer artisan foods, produce and works of art. For more information call 507-786-9700 or visit

Steam & Gas Show

Rice County Steam & Gas Engines Inc. holds annual shows on Memorial and Labor Day weekends at its grounds along Minnesota Highway 3 South. For more information call 507-645-4336 or visit

Spring-Summer Community Memorial Day Celebrations Taste of Northfield JuneBug Music Festival Crazy Daze Fourth of July Celebrations Rice County Fair Theater in the Park Dakota County Fair

Fall-Winter Cemetery Stories

Cemetery Stories

Every year around Halloween, actors stand next to the graves of historical Northfield residents in the cemetery and tell their life tales. Sponsored by the Northfield Historical Society, this event is guaranteed to entertain. For more information call 507-645-9268 or visit


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St. Olaf Christmas Festival

The St. Olaf Christmas Festival is the world’s longest-running holiday festival, founded in 1912. St. Olaf choirs perform to full-houses and the event is broadcast around the world. For more information call 507-786-3811 or visit

Winter Walk

Experience downtown Northfield by candlelight during the annual Winter Walk held the first Thursday evening of December. Enjoy unique shops and fine dining, caroling, horse-drawn carriage rides and an evening of old-fashioned holiday fun. The event is sponsored by the Northfield Area Chamber of Commerce. For more information call 507-645-5604 or 800-658-2548 or visit

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s Northfield continues to grow and prosper, city officials and local residents are looking at ways to further the city’s reputation as an “arts town.” Since the day in the late 1800s when Ann North carted a piano across the frozen Cannon River, arts in all forms have blossomed in the city.

The celebration of music can be enjoyed by all during countless concerts, recitals and shows including the popular Rock & Roll Revival put on by musically talented high schoolers, the annual JuneBug Festival of Music, and performances by singing groups of all ages, as well as local and regional bands and orchestras. Not only home to many musicians, professional performers, artists and writers, the city also offers a plethora of cultural and artistic opportunities. Supported by the many events that take place year-round at St. Olaf



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and Carleton colleges, Northfield has become known as an arts destination. There are several art galleries open to the public and the local school system places a strong emphasis on its art and music programs. Northfield is home to two large, active arts organizations: The Northfield Arts Guild and ArtOrg. Since 1959, the Northfield Arts Guild has been serving artists in the community and visitors, as well, featuring theatrical performances. ArtOrg formed in summer 2004 and serves the needs of local visual artists. In addition to classes for youth and adults, St. Olaf and Carleton colleges also have art galleries open to the public. And as Northfield and Dundas continue to develop a reputation for the arts, the mission has been adopted by local businesses, the colleges and even the city government. The Weitz Center for Creativity developed by Carleton College features

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Prairie Hills

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Greenvale Park Elementary

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Lashbrook Carleton Arboretum


St. Dominic School


Longfellow Central Odd Fellows

Ames Public Swimming Pool Riverside

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Memorial Field

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t was John W. North who gave Northfield its name. North, a New York attorney, travelled to the Minnesota Territory with his family in 1849 and founded Northfield in 1855. Area farmers grew wheat, which was ground into nationally acclaimed flour. Later, when the milling industry began to fade, the dairy industry gained in prominence, and the city became a commercial and cultural center for farmers. Later yet, St. Olaf and Carleton colleges were founded and the city became known as a center of education.

On Sept. 7, 1876, the James-Younger Gang’s failed bank raid on the First National Bank changed the course of local history. People around the world soon learned of the heroic effort of local townspeople to chase off the bank robbers, and the city gained an international reputation for foiling the bank robbery which led to the demise of the James-Younger gang. The city now

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annually honors the bravery witnessed on that day during its Defeat of Jesse James Day celebration. However, despite being overshadowed by the bank raid, many other historical events have taken place in Northfield. In 1886, famed author Mark Twain visited the city and signed the guest book at the local YMCA. In 1897, Northfield resident Link Fey built one of Minnesota’s first successful automobiles. In the early 1900s, the local high school was one of the first to field a girls basketball team. And over its 150+ years, Northfield has been the home of noted literary, political and industrial giants. Many of the buildings in Northfield’s historic downtown have been imaginatively adapted for the business needs of today while still looking as they did over a century ago. The Northfield Historical Society, located downtown, provides exhibits, archives and a bundle of knowledge for those interested in learning more about the history of Northfield. Visit or call 507-645-9268.

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orthfield is not your typical small town. With two of the nation’s best liberal arts colleges, the community boasts a highly educated and skilled workforce, a high level of community engagement, and a widely diversified commercial and industrial base. The town’s roots are in agriculture and milling – still reflected in Malt-O-Meal’s two manufacturing plants – but its future is in new technologies. From flexible circuits to software to transportation and logistics, Northfield has a solid business base in a wide range of industries. Northfield is also a commercial and cultural hub for surrounding communities and townships. The market area stretches south to Faribault, east to cannon Falls, west to Lonsdale, and north to the southern Twin Cities suburbs, drawing a commercial base that includes nearly 39,000 consumers. To stimulate economic growth and development, Northfield has more than 500 acres of land for


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Key Community Facts:

Located in Rice and Dakota counties in southeastern Minnesota

Located in the Northfield School District Located 35 minutes south of the Twin Cities, Minnesota Highways 19 and 3 intersect in Northfield, and connect the city to Interstate 35 and Minnesota Highway 52. Telephone area code is 507 U.S. Postal Service Zip Code is 55057 The estimated population is 20,007, according to 2010 U.S. Census Bureau statistics. The estimated population of Rice County is 64,142 according to 2010 U.S. Census statistics.

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Carleton colleges, Malt-O-Meal Co., the Northfield School District, Multek Flexible Circuits, McLane Minnesota, Northfield Hospital, the city of Northfield, Allina Medical Clinic and Three Links Care Center, Cub Foods, Laura Baker Services Association, Northfield Retirement Center, Cardinal Glass and Target. Total employment is 32,885 positions in Rice County and there is a 7.8 percent unemployment rate. Northfield does not have an airport of its own but is located only 35 miles from Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport in Bloomington and 12 miles from Faribault Municipal Airport in Faribault. The city of Northfield has assisted economic development projects with tax-exempt bonds, tax increment financing and other public financing tools. For more information visit the city’s Web site at or call 507-645-3069.

Northfield is becoming home to a burgeoning senior population who are coming for the abundant cultural and artistic offerings, educational opportunities and convenient housing options. The city is home to senior housing that ranges from independent living designed with seniors in mind, to assisted-living facilities to full-care, long-term facilities. Many seniors feel they can still stay active in such a small, close-knit community, but also live in a space designed to fit their needs.

By the numbers, Northfield is a great place to locate a business.1 POPULATION

City of Northfield: 20,0072 Northfield Trade Area: 38,899

Although the city of Northfield continues to become more urban, there still is a large amount of farming that takes place in the larger Rice County area. U.S. Census statistics say there were more than 1,290 farms in the county in 2002 and more than 248,000 acres of farmland.

DEMOGRAPHICS (Northfield Trade Area)

Median Age: 32.9 years Population 18+: 77.3% Race/Ethnicity: White: 94% Hispanic/Latino: 4.6% All other: 1.4%

Medical services in Northfield are primarily provided by Northfield Hospital and Allina Medical Clinic, though several alternative services are available as well. The hospital opened in its new location in 2003 and offers a range of medical services. The hospital is available at 507-646-1000. Allina Medical Clinic Northfield also provides a range of services and can be reached at 507-663-9000. In addition, Northfield Urgent Care, newly opened in 2009, provides non-emergency health services. Northfield Urgent Care can be reached at 507-664-9999. The prestigious Mayo Clinic opened a radiation treatment facility near Northfield Hospital in July, 2011. The free-standing structure serves area cancer patients with the latest technology.

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Educational Attainment: High School Graduate or Equivalent: 29.3% Some College or Associate Degree: 28.4% Bachelor’s Degree: 20.1% Graduate or Professional Degree: 13.4%


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COMMUNITY continueS FROM PAGE 31 Northfield contains several libraries that are open to the public. The Northfield Public Library offers more than 80,000 titles of books, movies and periodicals. For more information call 507-645-6606 or visit Carleton and St. Olaf colleges also provide large collections available to the public. Carleton College’s Laurence McKinley Gould Library can be reached at 507-222-4260 or at St. Olaf has four libraries and can be reached at 507-786-3224 or www.stolaf. edu/library. Northfield residents not affiliated with the colleges may apply for user privileges at the circulation desks.

Area Parks The Northfield community is proud of its vast park system, including areas designated for everything from sports activities to exercising your dog. Northfield’s 30-plus parks total more than 400 acres. Most are neighborhood parks serving the immediate area, but several are configured to meet the needs of our visitors. For more information about parks, call 507-645-8833 or visit Dundas has three parks used for baseball games, enjoying nature and family outings. For more information call 507-645-6565. Additionally, the Northfield area is surrounded by various county and state parks.


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ECONOMY Northfield’s largest employers are highly stable companies and organizations, in recession-resistant industries like breakfast cereal production, education, and healthcare.

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Malt-O-Meal Co 861 St. Olaf College 830 690 Carleton College Northfield Hospital 542 Northfield Public Schools 500 450 McLane Company Multek Flexible Circuits 430 140 Cardinal CG

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As a regional commercial center, Northfield has an established base of businesses and professional services to support almost any manufacturing or service need, from agricultural implements to banking and legal services, engineering to fabrication prototyping, healthcare to higher education.

EMPLOYMENT BY INDUSTRY Agriculture 2.6% Construction 7.4% Manufacturing 12.4% Wholesaling 3.1% Retailing 8.1% Transportation/Utilities 5.1% Information 1.7% FIRE 4.3% Services 53.1% (includes education) Public Administration 2.2%

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s Northfield grows, so do the neighboring communities, which each offer their own unique heritage, shopping centers and cultural experiences. When you’re in town be sure to visit our neighboring communities that offer a lot of small-town charm.

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Dundas is showing residential and commercial growth at a quickening pace, but still retains the picturesque beauty of a historic river town. It offers those interested in history four sites on the National Historic Registry to explore: a church, a mill and two 19th century homes. Attractions for visitors and local residents include the town’s Class B Dundas Dukes baseball team, walking and snowmobiling trails. The city also sits on the Mill Towns State Trail. For more information about the city of Dundas call 507-645-2852 or visit Dundas City Hall is located at 216 Railway St. in Dundas.



To see a good example of the growth in Rice County, look to our neighbor to the west: Lonsdale. The city is expected to double in size during the next 25 years. Located west of Interstate 35 on Minnesota Highway 19, Lonsdale was settled when the Milwaukee Railroad Company placed a station there. Farming has kept the community alive and thriving through the years and now more and more people are settling there. In recent years, city officials have focused on growing the local economy, building a strong industrial park and giving the downtown a new look.

Each year the community celebrates Community Days in August. The event features games, a craft sale, a street dance and much more. For more information, call City Hall at 507-744-2327 or visit the city’s website at


Another growing community in Rice County is Dennison. Dennison’s City Council is looking to bring industry and housing into the community. For more information, call Dennison City Hall at 507-645-7732.


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Randolph is another railroad town founded at the turn of the century. The fire department’s annual chicken barbecue is the big celebration of the year and is held the third Saturday of August. For more information, call Randolph City Hall at 507-263-3797.

Cannon Falls

Cannon Falls to the east along Minnesota Highway 19 also offers visitors many activities. It’s known for its biking, hiking, skiing, canoeing and tubing. For more information call 507-263-2289 or visit www.cannonfalls. org. Cannon Falls is also home to the Cannon River Winery, which crafts a variety of award-winning white, red, blush, port and specialty wines.

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Welcome to Northfield! Whether you are visiting for the first time, returning to experience a favorite event, or have chosen to call Northfield home, you will find that this community offers something for everyone. Northfield has been drawing people in since 1851 and is now firmly grounded as an important regional center in Southern Minnesota. We are a family-friendly community that cares for our elders and educates the next generation of leaders. Thanks for choosing Northfield, we’re glad you’re here!

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with us... You’ll discover the perfect place to worship in the Northfield area. Our churches serve all denominations and welcome visitors to each service.

Bethel Lutheran Church, ELCA Sunday Mornings: 8:30 & 10:45 Worship w/ Holy Communion 9:45 Sunday School and Adult Education

Summers: 8:30 & 10:00 Worship w/ Holy Communion 1321 North Avenue • Northfield 786-6674 •

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Skinner Memorial Chapel at Carleton College Weekly worship services and special religious holiday celebrations representing a variety of faiths are held throughout the academic year. Please call 507-222-4003 or visit the Carleton College Religious Life webpage at www.carleton. edu/campus/chaplain for a complete schedule of services and events.


Reverend Carolyn Fure-Slocum College Chaplain

Rabbi Shosh Dworsky Associate Chaplain

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Sunday Services are held from 10:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Sunday School 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. for children ages 3 through adults. 1313 S. Division St. Northfield, MN 55057


St. John’s Lutheran Church Extending God’s Love: God’s Work, Our Hands.

Welcomes You To Worship 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. on Sundays

Learning & Fellowship for all ages at 9:45 a.m. Summer Worship at 8:30 & 10:00 a.m. Tune in to KYMN AM 1080 8:30 a.m. Sunday: Live Broadcast NTV (Cable channel 12) 7:30 p.m. Monday and 7:00 p.m. Friday

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Sunday Morning Worship 8:30 worship (organ & choirs) 10:45 Contemporary Worship (Band) 9:30 Sunday School, Youth & Adult Forums

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he homes and neighborhoods of Northfield are a fascinating blend of the historic, traditional and contemporary; and new developments have remained sensitive to facilitating community connections.

Close to Northfield’s city center you will find tree-lined streets and predictable lots with classic homes including craftsman, Victorian, and colonial, to name a few. The growth in the latter half of the 20th century included custom-built ranch houses placed along curvilinear streets and cul-de-sacs. In more recent years, large distinctive homes were built, and the Northfield area has seen a number of townhome, twinhome and single home developments. Also, there are a variety of apartment options for those who prefer to rent. Living options for seniors include retirement condominiums, assisted living and apartments. For relocation information, contact the Chamber of Commerce, 507-645-5604

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nown as a community that supports education, Northfield is home to two prestigious liberal arts colleges and supports its public schools. Strong Public Schools The Northfield School District has a reputation for offering strong programs in academics, the arts and athletics from elementary grades through high school.The district offers half-day or all-day kindergarten programs, a pre-school and Early Childhood Family Education opportunities. The district has a state-of-the-art Northfield Middle School and the high school offers a strong college preparation curriculum, including Advanced Placement courses and a Senior Honors program in which seniors can take courses at either St. Olaf or Carleton colleges.

Educational Alternatives Also included within the district are two

public charter schools: Prairie Creek Community School, which serves students in grades kindergarten through fifth, and ARTech, a school that serves students in grades six through 12. The district also boasts an Area Learning Center, open to the public. For more information about Northfield’s public schools, call 507-663-0600 or visit

Private Schools Northfield has private school options as well. The Laura Baker School is a private, day school for children with developmental disabilities in grades first through 12th. For more information, call 507-645-8866 or visit

Weitz Center for Creativity Carleton College Northfield High School graduation


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St. Dominic’s Catholic School is accredited and has full-time students in kindergarten through sixth grade. Seventh- and eighth-graders participate in a shared-time program with Northfield Middle School. For more information, call 507-645-8136 or visit

Home to Two Colleges Any city would be excited to be the home of either St. Olaf College or Carleton College, but Northfield has the proud distinction of being home to both. Perenially ranked among the nation’s best liberal arts colleges, both institutions add culture, academic opportunity and diversity to the community.

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Hospitals Northfield Hospital 2000 North Avenue Northfield, MN 55057 507-646-1000 See our display ad on page 3

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Organizations City of Northfield 801 Washington Street Northfield, MN 55057 507-645-8833 See our display ad on page 37



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St. Olaf College is a leader in the number and percentage of students who study abroad. Each year, hundreds of students travel to one of the college’s off-campus international or domestic programs. As many as nine college guides have ranked St. Olaf among the best liberal arts colleges. Still, the campus prides itself on being excellent, not elite. St. Olaf is a private college but a public place. For more information visit Founded in 1866, Carleton offers a top-rated education and a variety of cultural and recreational amenities to its students and faculty and to the community. It is annually ranked as one of U.S. News & World Report’s top-five liberal arts colleges in the nation. For more information visit

Opportunities The Cannon Valley Elder Collegium provides an academic experience in the

humanities for students age 50 and older. For more information visit Northfield Montessori offers full- and part-time childcare and a Montessori education for children 6 weeks to 6 years. Montessori Children’s House provides education to children ages 2 to 6 years. Northfield also has other pre-school and nursery school options, including one operated by the school district called Hand in Hand.

Regents Hall - St. Olaf College

Carleton College students

The school district also operates a full community education slate. Visit www.nfld. k12.

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Bookstores St. Olaf Bookstore 1520 St. Olaf Ave Northfield, MN 55057 507-786-3048 See our display ad on page 5


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Skinner Memorial Chapel at Carleton College 1 North College Street Northfield, MN 55057 507-222-4003 See our display ad on page 38

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St. John’s Lutheran Church 500 3rd Street W Northfield, MN 55057 507-645-4429 See our display ad on page 39 St. Peter’s Lutheran Church 418 Summer Street E Northfield, MN 55057 507-645-8252 See our display ad on page 39


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Education Carleton College One North College Street Northfield, MN 55057 507-222-4000 See our display ad on page 48 Laura Baker Services Association 211 Oak Street Northfield, MN 55057 507-645-8866 See our display ad on page 44

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Farmers State Bank 37470 1st Avenue Ct. Dennison, MN 55018 507-645-5929 See our display ad on page 36 First National Bank 329 Division Street Northfield, MN 55057 507-645-5656 See our display ad on page 19

Grocery Dennison Meat Locker 109 375th Street Way Dennison, MN 55018 507-645-8734 See our display ad on page 36 Gooter’s Dough to Go 200 Schilling Drive Dundas, MN 55019 507-645-2253 See our display ad on page 20 Just Food Co-op 516 Water Street South Northfield, MN 55057 507-650-0106 See our display ad on page 41

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Retirement Communities Millstream Commons 210 Eighth Street West Northfield, MN 55057 507-650-0141 See our display ad on page 41 Northfield Retirement Community 900 Cannon Valley Drive Northfield, MN 55057 507-645-9511 See our display ad on page 9 Three Links 815 Forest Avenue Northfield, MN 55057 507-664-8800 See our display ad on page 7

Transportation Northfield Lines 32611 Northfield Boulevard Northfield, MN 55057 507-645-5267 See our display ad on page 40

VETerinarY Cannon Valley Veterinary Clinic 1200 Hwy 3 South Northfield, MN 55057 507-645-8871 See our display ad on page 35

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