Northfield is named after John Wesley North who, along with his brother-in-law George Loomis, settled in the Cannon River Valley in 1855. The two built a bridge, saw mill and flour mill – charting Northfield’s future for years to come. In the late 1800’s, Jesse Ames purchased and enlarged this flour mill, which is operated today by Post Holdings, a consumer goods company, who recently purchased th...e facility from MOM Brands (Formerly Malt-o-Meal Company.)
Now, Northfield is a steadily growing, full-service City with over 20,000 people. Forty-five miles from downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul, it offers residents a desirable combination of small town living with easy access to the amenities of the Twin Cities metropolitan area. Northfield’s charm, commitment to the arts, and proximity to the Twin Cities contributes to the area’s new developments and business growth.