my town spotlight: Princeton, Minnesota

  • Good Fishing and Sweet Ice Cream in Princeton, Minnesota

    “I don’t think there’s a better place to be.” A river runs through scenic Princeton, Minnesota, today’s My Town spotlight of great American communities. You can help schools in your town just like in Princeton with the America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education program.

  • Since 1961, Hot Coffee and Familiar Faces at this Minnesota Diner

    "I don’t think there’s a better place to be." Since 1961, Stephen’s family has owned and operated the K-Bob Café in Princeton, MN, spotlighted in today’s My Town series. What’s your absolute favorite small town restaurant?


Making its mark amidst sawmills, lumber and brickmaking, this centrally located Minnesota community of around 5,000 people prospers on the Rum River.

With agriculture as its backbone, Princeton has continued to build a solid foundation for the town’s current and future residents through its tradition, friendships and strong sense of community. Its fabric is made stronger through family farms passed down from generation to generation, good fishing with friends, socializing at local establishments, and a quality education…to these Minnesota natives, it just doesn’t get any better than that. Just ask diner owner Stephen Tou, who has been a part of his family’s local restaurant since 1961—most people in Princeton are likely to make you feel right at home even if it’s your first visit. And like Princeton, the America’s Farmers program believes every community should have access to the best education, no matter the size. If you’d like to learn how you can help schools in your area through the Grow Rural Education program, click through to learn more.