The city's motto, "Cows, Universities and Satisfaction," reflects its status as one of Northfield's most prominent colleges. That sounds a bit old-fashioned, especially for a city of 17,000 that has its own school, university and university system.
Norwegian immigrants founded the college in 1874 and it is affiliated to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Carleton was founded in 1866 as a Congregational Church and soon became independent and is considered the highest in national publications.
In 1879 Lawrence moved the weekly four-page edition to a town about two miles northeast of Northfield, citing the newspaper's current title. The Rice County Journal was absorbed in 1881 and created one of the last Northfield newspapers, the Northland Journal, which lasted for nearly eighty years.
After studying possible sites to implement the plan, they looked at the town of Mankato, a small town about 30 miles northeast of Northfield. The gang consisted of Lawrence, his brother-in-law George Loomis and some of his friends. After robbing the 1st National Bank in Manksato as their first choice, the gang drove to the other side of the river. They came to what would become Northfields with the help of a little more than a dozen of their friends and a few people, including their brother-in-law, George D. Loeis.
The north chose the Cannon River Valley because of its proximity to the Mississippi River and its abundant water supply, as well as its natural beauty and scenic views.
Several scenic walking trails follow the river, and numerous shops and boutiques can be found in the neighbouring streets. Nearby is Nerstrand Big Woods State Park, which has 13 miles of hiking trails and is best known for its scenic views of the Mississippi River. First National Bank of Northfield operates from its headquarters, which is located one block from the historic site. There are no major shops in the city, although the strip along the highway, not downtown, retains a number of locally owned shops, such as a grocery store and pharmacy.
Northfield Hospital and Clinics is owned and operated by the University of Minnesota Health System, a division of the Minnesota Department of Health. The hospital campus also houses Northfield Medical Center, the largest medical center in Minnesota. It is the second largest hospital in the state and the only one of its kind to offer comprehensive primary and specialty care.
The Northfield Public School District has four elementary schools, two middle schools and one high school. Northfields also has two secondary schools for grades K-5 and 6-12 and a middle school for grades 7-11.
The campus covers a total of 950 hectares, including a nature reserve and park open to the public. The Wilderness Area is located four miles north of Faribault and stretches on both sides of the Cannon River. Hikers can hike through the college-restored oak savannah and prairie, and through the Northfield River Valley National Forest.
Most of the city is in Rice County, but only a small portion of it extends into Dakota County. According to the US Census Bureau, there are 1,943 people living there, or 1.2 per cent of the total population. The land is about 2 miles from the Cannon River, and the water is about 2 miles from the Northfield River Valley.
Northfield is located in Minnesota's 2nd Congressional District and will be represented by Angie Craig (DFL) until 2019. It serves as the seat of the US House of Representatives for the State of Minnesota and the State of Minnesota Senate.
The care - formerly known as the dead compound - is under the care and tender care of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MNDNR) and Minnesota State Patrol (MSP).
Froggy Bottoms River Suites offer a wide range of amenities and can be rented for one - overnight or two - day for up to six people. In the heart of downtown Northfield, there is an excellent coffee that makes it easy to order sandwiches, wine, beer and appetizers. This convenient hotel offers a complimentary breakfast each morning on 300 South Highway 3, just off downtown. The performances take place every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm. M. and Saturday from 12 to 17, and Monday to Friday from 11 to 18 and Tuesday from 9 to 17, for 5 dollars per person.
Carleton College (then Northfield College) was founded in 1866 on the northern outskirts of the city by William Carleton, the founder of Harvard University, founded more than 200 years earlier. The preparatory courses began in 1867, and the college changed its name to College of St. Olaf, the first college of its kind in the United States, to honor benefactors such as William Carleton. In 1869, it was co-founded by a congregation of Yankee settlers who had largely founded the city. One of the most beautiful choir events in our country, this festival was given to us in 1912 by the St. Olaf College.