Population (2010)

Unincorporated

History

The village of North Prairie was founded around 1864 and was first known as “German Settlement”; with early settlers that included Peter Schnitt, John Burggraff, Matt and Nick Klein, it’s easy to understand why. The name North Prairie was adopted around 1872 and comes from the fact that the village is located just north of the Winnebago Prairie. For many years, residents could cross the Mississippi River on a ferry to reach the bigger town of Royalton.

**North Prairie is covered in the Headwaters Region Guide; other places in northern Minnesota are covered in Road Tripping Along the Great River Road, Vol. 1. Click the link above for more. Disclosure: This website may be compensated for linking to other sites or for sales of products we link to.

Where to Go Next

Next stop downriver: Watab.

Next stop upriver: Little Falls.

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