Northfield (Minnesota)

Northfield is a city in Minnesota.


Northfield's major historical claim to fame is the "Defeat of Jesse James". On September 7th, 1876, the James-Younger Gang rode into town intent on robbing the First National Bank of Northfield. Tipped off due to their suspicious actions, the citizens of Northfield engaged in a quick but heavy firefight with the gang that left two citizens and two gang members dead. The other six gang members sustained a range of injuries and fled south. Four were captured two weeks later only fifty miles from Northfield.

Northfield is one of the best smelling towns in America due to the local Malt-O-Meal factory. At times the town distinctly smells of popcorn or chocolate.

Get in

By car

Northfield sits at the intersection of highways MN 19 and MN 3. The quickest way to Northfield from the Twin Cities is taking Interstate 35 south to MN 19 (Exit 69) and go east on 19. The downtown area is on the east side of the Cannon River.

By bus

Get around

There is not much of a public transit in Northfield, but it is a very walkable town. However to get out to the more commercial shopping area down Highway 3, you'll probably want a bike or car. There is a smaller taxi service (+1 507-645-4447).

Care Tenders is an airport shuttle service, the only service of its kind in Northfield. It also provides service in and around Northfield. +1-888-492-RIDE (7433)

There is also Northfield Transit and Dial-A-Ride +1 507 645-7250 that operates during the day.






Coffee Shops



Friendly staff and beautiful decor make this a "must" stop in Northfield

Go next

Routes through Northfield

Inver Grove Heights Rosemount  N  S  Faribault END
Redwood Falls Jct N S  W  E  Cannon Falls Red Wing

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