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    Winter

    by zrim Written Feb 14, 2004

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    partially frozen Cannon River

    Favorite thing: Northfield is truly a town of four distinct seasons. Springtime is my favorite time of year, but many people favor the winter.

    Snow and ice are the rule between the first of December and the end of March. It is a fact of life and most townsfolk resolve to enjoy themselves with ice skating, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling.

    I, on the otherhand, like to get away to places like Arizona, southern California and even Europe.

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    • Skiing and Boarding

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    A greatplace to walk with the dogs

    by zrim Updated Oct 30, 2003

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    Cowling Arboretum

    Favorite thing: Carleton College maintains an 800 acre arboretum. The mission of Carleton's arboretum is threefold: education, recreation and conservation. Three goals which I heartily endorse.

    The arboretum is just a few minutes walk from my house, so I am able to utilize the recreation aspect at my whim. However, the conservation portion is also important in this area of southern Minnesota where agriculture predominates over woodlands. Many types of animals live in the arb including weasels, minks, skunks, coyotes, deer, badgers, muskrats, herons, grebes and nesting bald eagles.

    www.acad.carleton.edu/campus/arb/

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    River City

    by zrim Written Oct 25, 2003

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    Ames Mill and Cannon River

    Favorite thing: The Cannon River winds its way gently through the heart of Northfield. The river was never really used as a transportation mechanism in Northfield's early days. Rather, a dam was built and the energy produced was used to power the Ames Mill. The modern day version of the Ames Mill is seen in this photo and is used as offices by the Malt-O-Meal Company.

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    • Road Trip

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    Bridge Square

    by zrim Written Dec 31, 2002

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    Favorite thing: The center of town. A place for community gatherings and concerts. The building on the right is the old bank building in which the bank employees and townsfolks thwarted Jessie James' robbery attempt.

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  • It's All About Northfield

    by northfieldcvb Written May 2, 2006
    Riverwalk along the Cannon River

    Favorite thing: Check out this site to learn all about Northfield and start planning your visit:

    Northfield Tourist & Travel Information

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    • Family Travel

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