Barnesville is a city located in the County of Clay in the U.S. state of Minnesota. An interstate highway and a number of state highways criss cross the town. Barnesville is said to be the bedroom community of the Moorhead - Fargo metro area.
There are quite a few schools in the local school district and they serve as both a source of oppurtunity for the students and also a source of employment for the locals.
Barnesville is located within a potato growing region and a local potato festival is held annually. Another important event is the fair of Clay County which is held here around the month of July. These fairs attract lot of local crowd from around the town during the festive months.