Get to know our historic river town.
Northfield is a small town of 18,500 set apart from the larger metropolitan area of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. It is known for Jesse James’s unsuccessful attempt to rob its bank in 1876, a fact the town celebrates annually during the Defeat of Jesse James Days.
Whether Northfield is a smaller or larger town than the one you’ve come from, it still has much of what you need locally. Beyond the usual banks, restaurants, hotels, and grocery stores, Northfield offers everything from hair salons, coffeehouses, and clothing shops to stores for hardware, flowers, used books, and unique gifts.