Does anyone know of any Kosher/Jewish delis in the vicinity of Faribault, Northfield and Lakeville? I'm not being to hopeful about this considering the lack of any significant Jewish populations outside of the cities.
I'll go out on a limb here and say that if the hundreds of thousands of people in the Twin Cities cannot keep a kosher deli alive, the good people of Faribault/Northfield/Lakeville will not be able to, either. Kosher delis on both coasts and Chicago draw large audiences from the surrounding community.
I've been in the Twin Cities for almost 30 years now and have seen lots of delis come and go. For some reason, folks in Minneapolis/St. Paul/suburbs just aren't interested enough in delis to actually spend money at them regularly (especially at the prices that kosher cold cuts would command). More power to anyone who wants to try it in the outer southern suburbs, but I strongly doubt there's even the demand for a deli out there than there is within city limits.
Unfortunately, there are no decent delicatessens in the twin cities at all. Certainly none which are Kosher. Some people on this board recommend Cecils in St Paul and some others think it is an abomination. I, for one, am still looking, but think the closest real delis may be in Chicagoland.