In the latest advertising campaign for Explore Minnesota, a familiar red barn southeast of Northfield makes an appearance. The Red Barn Pizza farm, located near Northfield Township Hall and rebuilt after a 2018 tornado, is featured prominently in the marketing campaign promoting travel to southeastern Minnesota.


Lisa Havelka, with Explore Minnesota southern partners, spoke to Northfield Chamber of Commerce and Tourism members on Wednesday. (Pamela Thompson/


Havelka offers tourism guidance through Explore Minnesota for the 36 counties in the southern region of the state shown in yellow. (Pamela Thompson/


Jane Bartho, president of the Northfield Chamber of Commerce, introduced Lisa Havelka, the May membership luncheon series speaker. (Pamela Thompson/


Julie Bifano, owner and co-founder of Moonshot on Main in Montgomery, talks with Kyle Paulsen, Northfield Chamber of Commerce membership director. (Pamela Thompson/


Lisa Havelka answers a question from Else Larson, with Bridgewater Produce Farms, whose family farm grows pumpkins and gourds and invites visitors in the fall to the tour the Northfield-area property. (Pamela Thompson/

Pamela Thompson is the associate editor for the Northfield News. Reach her at 507-645-1115 or

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