Northfield, Minnesota

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Northfield is a city in Dakota and Rice counties in the State of Minnesota.wikipedia
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Rice County, Minnesota

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Northfield is a city in Dakota and Rice counties in the State of Minnesota.
Rice County comprises the Faribault-Northfield, MN Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is included in the Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN-WI Combined Statistical Area.

John W. North

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Northfield was platted in 1856 by John W. North.
He was the founder of the cities of Northfield, Minnesota and Riverside, California, where John W. North High School and the John W. North Water Treatment Plant are located and named after him.

Carleton College

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Carleton College (then Northfield College) was founded in 1866 on the northern edge of town by the Minnesota Conference of Congregational Churches whose Congregation consisted of the "Yankee" settlers who had largely founded the town. The Carleton College Cowling Arboretum is a sizable, well-established arboretum and nature preserve adjacent to and owned by Carleton College.
Carleton College is a private liberal arts college in Northfield, Minnesota.

St. Olaf College

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St. Olaf College was founded in 1874 on the western edge of town by Norwegian Lutheran immigrant pastors and farmers, who were eager to preserve their faith and culture by training teachers and preachers.
St. Olaf College is a private liberal arts college in Northfield, Minnesota.

Joseph Lee Heywood

The gang killed the bank's cashier, Joseph Lee Heywood and a Swedish immigrant, Nicholas Gustafson.
Joseph Lee Heywood (August 12, 1837 – September 7, 1876) was the acting cashier at the First National Bank of Northfield, Minnesota, when the James-Younger Gang attempted to rob the bank.

Minnesota State Highway 19

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Minnesota State Highways 3, 19, and 246 are three of the main routes in Northfield.
State Highway 19 serves as an east–west route between Ivanhoe, Marshall, Redwood Falls, New Prague, Northfield, Cannon Falls, and Red Wing in southwest and southeast Minnesota.

Jesse James

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Jesse James' and the James-Younger Gang's 1876 attempt to rob the First National Bank of Northfield serves as a heritage tourism draw for the town.
The James brothers were most active as members of their own gang from about 1866 until 1876, when as a result of their attempted robbery of a bank in Northfield, Minnesota, several members of the gang were captured or killed.

Minnesota State Highway 3

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Minnesota State Highways 3, 19, and 246 are three of the main routes in Northfield.
MN 3 travels through open fields just outside of Northfield, and it begins to slope outward as the city is left.

Minnesota State Highway 246

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Minnesota State Highways 3, 19, and 246 are three of the main routes in Northfield.
Minnesota State Highway 246 (MN 246) is a 18.221 mi highway in southeast Minnesota, which runs from its intersection with State Highway 3 in the city of Northfield and continues south and east to its eastern terminus at its intersection with State Highway 56 in Holden Township near Kenyon.

Dundas, Minnesota

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The Mill Towns State Trail was built in 1998 as a joint effort of the cities of Northfield and Dundas.
Dundas is sometimes found with its next door neighbor the city Northfield, Minnesota.

Mill Towns Trail

Mill Towns State Trail
The Mill Towns State Trail was built in 1998 as a joint effort of the cities of Northfield and Dundas.
Currently a 3 mi rail trail linking Northfield and Dundas, the trail is planned to extend southward to Faribault and eastward to Cannon Falls.

The Long Riders

By the time, at Clell Miller's suggestion, the James-Younger Gang rides far north in September 1876 to rob a bank belonging to "squareheads" in Northfield, Minnesota, word is out about them and the town has been warned by the Pinkertons.

Minnesota's 2nd congressional district

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In the United States Congress, Northfield is part of Minnesota's 2nd congressional district, represented by Angie Craig (DFL) since 2019, and in the Senate by Tina Smith and Amy Klobuchar, both members of Minnesota's Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party, an affiliate of the Democratic Party.
It also contains part of northern and eastern Rice County including the city of Northfield, and southern Washington County including the city of Cottage Grove.

Nicholas Gustafson

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The gang killed the bank's cashier, Joseph Lee Heywood and a Swedish immigrant, Nicholas Gustafson.
Nicholas Gustafson (August 20, 1846 – September 11, 1876) was a Swedish immigrant who was mortally wounded in the James–Younger Gang bank raid in Northfield, Minnesota.

Cannon River (Minnesota)

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The town also supported lumber and flour mills powered by the Cannon River.
In 1877 there were 15 flour mills along the stretch of river between Faribault and Northfield alone.

Dakota County, Minnesota

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Northfield is a city in Dakota and Rice counties in the State of Minnesota.

Arcadia Charter School

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In addition, Northfield has public charter schools: Arcadia (grades 6–12) and Prairie Creek Community School (grades K–5) in nearby Castle Rock.
Arcadia Charter School (often referred to as ARTech Charter School) is a project-based 6–12 charter school located in Northfield, Minnesota, United States.

MOM Brands

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The local cereal producer Malt-O-Meal is one of the few remnants of Northfield's historic wheat boom.
MOM Brands Company (formerly Malt-O-Meal Company and Campbell Cereal Company) was an American producer of breakfast cereals, headquartered in Northfield, Minnesota.

Peter Agre

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Agre is the second of six children born in Northfield, Minnesota to parents of Norwegian and Swedish descent.

Adelbert Ames

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He was the younger of two sons of Jesse Ames, a sea captain who would later purchase what became the Ames Mill (renowned as the producers of Malt-O-Meal) in Northfield, Minnesota, and Martha Bradbury Ames.

Northfield Public Schools

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The Northfield Public School district operates three elementary schools, a middle school, a high school, and an alternative learning center.
Northfield Public Schools (ISD 659) is a school district serving Northfield, Minnesota and surrounding areas.

Corrie Erickson

Corrie Erickson, alt spelling "Erixon" (born 1981) in Northfield, Minnesota is an oil painter, graphic designer, and Illustrator.

Carleton College Cowling Arboretum

Cowling Arboretum
The Carleton College Cowling Arboretum is a sizable, well-established arboretum and nature preserve adjacent to and owned by Carleton College.
Cowling Arboretum 880 acres (3.6 km 2 ) is an arboretum adjacent to Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota, on a natural border between prairie and forest habitat, and in part on the floodplain of the Cannon River.

Lucius Roy Holbrook

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Holbrook graduated from high school in Northfield, Minnesota, in 1892.