Information about Northfield, MN and the small, locally-owned businesses located there.

A classic American river town

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A little about Northfield

Northfield, Minnesota, is located along the shores of the Cannon River, just south of Minneapolis and Saint Paul, and northwest of Rochester, MN. For generations, visitors to this college town have found a vibrant and welcoming atmosphere with so much to do. Both Saint Olaf and Carleton liberal arts colleges are based here, and their presence creates an active open atmosphere few other small communities can offer. Whether you enjoy the arts, history or nature, you'll find multiple outlets for your educational curiosities. And when you are ready relax, you'll find one-of-a-kind restaurants, live music and theater, and a variety of comfortable lodging options in Northfield, Minnesota.

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The history of Northfield

In January 1855, John Wesley North set out from St. Anthony Falls, MN, to settle land recently ceded by the Dakota tribe. North chose the Cannon River valley because of the great potential for hydrologic power and abundant natural resources. He arrived at the site that would become Northfield with a few people, including his brother-in-law George Loomis. Loomis and North built a sawmill, then a gristmill and a bridge. When plotting Northfield, they ignored the river’s natural curvature and platted the town in 95 ridged blocks.

Contact Information

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Northfield, Minnesota
55057

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Businesses in Northfield, Minnesota

Here is a collection of local Northfield, Minnesota businesses. Clicking on the thumbnail image, or the blue "View Member" will take you to that businesses page. We've included some jump links so that you can easily navigate to different categories of businesses. Those, can be found directly below as icons. Or, there is a list of categories in the menu bar.

Art Lodging Restaurants Shopping

 

Art on Water

Art

Fine art gallery

 

Eclectic Goat

Art

The hip, handmade and antique

 

swag

Art

A place to find usable art

 

Archer House River Inn

Lodging

Serving guests since 1877

 

Froggy Bottoms River Pub & Suites

Lodging

Comfortable suite/apartments

 

The Historic Hutchinson House

Lodging

A prime example of artistry and quality craftsmanship

 

The Magic Door Bed & Breakfast

Lodging

A stately, three story Victorian

 

Bittersweet Cafe

Restaurants

A better way to get your day started or continue it

 

Chapati - A Taste of India

Restaurants

Indulge in a taste of India

 

Goodbye Blue Monday Coffeehouse

Restaurants

The best place to sip and collect your thoughts

 

HideAway Coffeehouse and Wine Bar

Restaurants

Family owned and operated and it shows

 

Hogan Brothers Acoustic Cafe

Restaurants

Hogan Brothers specializes in hot hoagie sandwiches,

 

J. Grundy's Rueb-N-Stein

Restaurants

A complete menu of pub grub, dinner and lighter fare

 

Marie's Underground Grill and Tap House

Restaurants

Home-made Menu and Red Wings Best 14 Craft-Beer selection!

 

The Ole Store Restaurant

Restaurants

Designed to showcase local ingredients, fresh produce,

 

The Quarterback Club Family Restaurant

Restaurants

God food, served fast

 

Antiques of Northfield

Shopping

Worlds Largest Collection of TV Lamps

 

Ragstock

Shopping

Unique fashion pieces and fun affordable accessories

 

The Measuring Cup

Shopping

We help you make your kitchen dreams come true

 

The Rare Pair

Shopping

Comfortable men's and women's clothing

 

The Sketchy Artist

Shopping

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