About Minnesota


imgOne of Minnesota's nicknames is “Land of 10,000 Lakes," meant to indicate the sheer wealth of lakes, measuring in size from large to very small. But there are another 1,000 lakes on top of that number.

The majority of the state's residents collect themselves close to one of the larger cities. Minneapolis and St. Paul, the Twin Cities, are surprisingly sophisticated and cosmopolitan, particularly among their arts and culture sectors. This propensity for the population to huddle close by, may be why Minnesota is proud to be one of the most successful states when it comes to having a literate population.

Geologically, the layers of rock that lie beneath the surface of Minnesota are ancient: limestone, basalt, gneiss, and granite. The southeastern corner of Minnesota may be ripe for the development of sink-holes. In fact the small town of Fountain, Minnesota is nicknamed "Sinkhole Capital of the World," for its large number of sinkholes. Groves of trees out in the middle of fields look to be standing up to the middle of their trunks in deep, circular depressions. Geologists explain that sinkholes occur when the underground rock strata, typically limestone that has been formed into cave-like honeycombs, crumbles under the weight of the earth. Some sinkholes are small and others are very large.

Large retail giants that got their start in Minnesota: Target, Best Buy, and 3M. Target, an upscale department store, continues to cut into deeper markets in all kinds of communities. Part tourist spectacle and part mall, the Twin Cities Mall of America still holds the award for world's largest mall. It has a small amusement park inside it, complete with roller coaster.

National Public Radio show, A Prairie Home Companion, comes live each week from its home venue, The Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul. This show has garnered a cult following unusual for radio. Populated by a predominantly Nordic ancestry a large number of Minnesotans eat lutefisk, a whitefish preserved in lye. From October to November each year small towns around the state sponsor Lutefisk dinners. Locals may gorge themselves at community style sit-down dinners where featured Norwegian delicacies include lutefisk and lefse, a thin tortilla-like sweet bread that is often spread with butter and brown sugar.

  Minnesota in Numbers:
img Horse Population: Approximately 155,000
img Total Economic Impact: $ -- billion
img Population : 6,398,743
img Land area : 79,610 sq. miles
img Capital : St. Paul
img Counties: 87
img Highest Point : Eagle Mountain: 2,301 feet
img Lowest Point : Shore of Lake Superior: 602 feet
img 10 largest Cities:
  • Minneapolis: 372,811
  • St. Paul: 275,150
  • Rochester: 94,950
  • Duluth: 84,896
  • Bloomington: 81,164
  • Plymouth: 69,701
  • Brooklyn Park: 68,550
  • St. Cloud: 65,792
  • Eagan: 63,665
  • Coon Rapids: 62,417

Wadena, Wadena County, Minnesota

FORMER DAIRY FACILITY: Why the Horse Property: The subject property has a non working dairy that has so many buildings it would work great for boarding horses, or if you love horses and need room for your other business ventures. Construction company, Trucking, Heavy Equipment ro any other business. Shop; Dimensions: 34 x 114; Construction Type: Pole; Condition: Fair; Floor: Concrete Calf Barn; Dimensions: 30 x 80; Construction Type: Pole; Condition: Fair; Floor: Concrete Loafing Shed; Dimensions: 30 x 110; Construction Type: Pole; Condition: Poor; Floor: Dirt Machine Shed; Dimensions: 32 x 80; Construction Type: Pole; Condition: Fair; Floor: Dirt Machine Shed; Dimensions: 50 x 96; Construction Type: Pole; Condition: Good; Floor: Dirt Old Dairy Barn; Dimensions: 34 x 120 +22 x 72; Construction Type: Framed; Condition: Fair; Floor: Concrete Name of Building: Open Housing; Dimensions: 36 x 120; Construction Type: Pole; Condition: Fair; Floor: Dirt Name of Building: Loafing off barn; Dimensions: 46 x 74; Construction Type: Pole; Condition: Poor; Floor: Dirt Name of Building: Machine Shed w/ Hay; Dimensions: 40 x 120; Construction Type: Pole; Condition: Good; Floor: Dirt other minor buildings

Craig Folkestad , The Gores Company

77.00 ACRES
1656 SQ FT
20 acre homestead with equestrian potential.

Tyler, Lincoln County, Minnesota

Older homestead with numerous trees, open spaces and 11 acres in CRP that could be converted when the CRP contract expires. Out buildings include an older 40x72 pole barn (8/9 ft sidewalls) and a 28x48 pole barn with 8 ft sidewalls used as a dog kennel and 30x88 pole shed converted to a woodworking shop. Remodeled story and a half located on a hill along Lincoln County Highway 9. The area is hilly with nearby pastures, ponds and lakes. A great area for hunting and fishing.

Brent Baker , Keller Williams Realty

20.00 ACRES
1498 SQ FT
Well appointed 7.86 acre hobby / horse farm in a prime location.

Rochester, Olmsted County, Minnesota

Well appointed charming ranch style home situated on 7.86 acres designed with efficient pasture management making this a perfect hobby/horse farm. The attention to detail both inside and out along with a prime location makes this home a must see. Every detail of this property is designed with style and comfort

Tracie Fogelson , Counselor Realty of Rochester

7.86 ACRES
3864 SQ FT
Haven Estate

Lakeville, Dakota County, Minnesota

Bring your horses! Set along the Vermillion River on over 40 acres of privacy, this perfectly maintained Charles Cudd estate is the perfect equestrian opportunity that is away from today's fast-paced world while being just 30 minutes away from the Mall of America and MSP Airport. This retreat is the epitome of luxury, with exquisite architectural details throughout as well as exceptionally comfortable spaces for ultimate relaxation. This home is complete with a main-floor master bedroom, gourmet kitchen, steam room, indoor hot tub, gated entrance, and a luxurious open floor plan. Enjoy the peace and tranquility of the acreage lifestyle with the perfect opportunity for horses along with privately owned recreational trails, woods, and wetlands making it feel as though you have escaped to the North Woods.

Jim Slater , Coldwell Banker

41.41 ACRES
9276 SQ FT
2 Buildable Lots in the Heart of Horse Country

Independence, Hennepin County, Minnesota

Two buildable lots included in the price! Please see survey. This gorgeous property has been in the same family for over 100 years! Nearly 25 acres for perfect estate setting in the heart of horse country. Buy all together for excellent investment opportunity. Classic red barn and Quonset building are on site. Well and electric are on-site to out buildings. Enjoy the scenic Luce Line Trail a few blocks away with separate equestrian trail. Other nearby attractions include Pioneer Creek Golf Course, Mama's Happy and Oxe Yoke Inn.

Steve and Karen Grotting , Windsong Realty

24.27 ACRES
Wonderful Horse / Hobby Farm with Immaculately Maintained & Updated Home

Princeton, Sherburne County, Minnesota

Welcome home to this immaculate 7 acre hobby farm that has it all! Gourmet bar/ kitchen in LL for the ultimate game-day entertainment experience. Pole barn with 4 horse stalls, hooked up to water and electric. Elecric fencing around horse paddock that extends to surround the entire property, and separate fenced outdoor riding ring. Chicken Coop, Garden shed, Dog Kennels, and Gardens. Remolded kitchen w granite counters and new appliances, new deck, hardwoods throughout, Jacuzzi tub, walk-in closets, too many feat. to list!

Becky Johnson , Keller Williams Classic Realty

7.00 ACRES
2100 SQ FT
Turn Key Horse Farm

Maple Lake, Wright County, Minnesota

Premier equine facility for sale. If you have been waiting for an amazing stable...here it is! This 41 acre farm features 23 box stalls (12' x 12'), a 70' x 150' indoor arena, 66' x 198' outdoor arena, 60' round pen, tack room with laundry, lounge, 2 wash/grooming stalls with hot and cold running water and heat. The home has over 3500 square feet, steel siding, 4 large bedrooms, 4 baths, living room, 2 family rooms, formal and casual dining rooms.

Donavin Prescott , Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Lovejoy Realty

41.67 ACRES
3530 SQ FT
Beautiful Horse Property

Chaska, Carver County, Minnesota

Magnuson Farm - One of a Kind Horse Farm For Sale in Chaska This farm has one of the best locations you can find! 30 acres with all the horse amenities you could be looking for. Heated horse barn (36' x 60') with 8 box stalls, heated wash stall, tack room and office, 60' x 120' heated indoor arena with additional stalls, extra storage and space in the 40' x 50' and 40' x 60' pole barns. The beautiful outdoor arena is 100' x 200'. The two story home (6,960 finished square feet) is completely updated with large kitchen, multiple family rooms and gorgeous sun room.

Donavin Prescott , Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Lovejoy Realty

30.00 ACRES
6960 SQ FT
"Malahide Farm"

Maple Plain, Hennepin County, Minnesota

Majestic hilltop setting with spectacular views overlooking the rolling countryside and horse pastures. Custom, Sharratt designed residence defined by casual living and entertaining spaces; special features include Southern Chestnut hardwood floors, 14' wall of windows with views forever, gourmet kitchen with granite/stainless; barn includes 3 stalls and tack room; upper two floors feature 1800 livable sf guest apartment with reclaimed pine floors. Enjoy trails across the street, Polo one block away; Located in prime Orono School district.

Patty Napier Carrie Fleischhacker , Coldwell Banker Burnet

11.80 ACRES
4750 SQ FT
Meticulously built & impeccably maintained ranch home on 10 acres in Dayton, MN

Dayton, Hennepin County, Minnesota

Meticulously built & impeccably maintained rambler, by the original owners, in the Thicket Hills Community. Unique development with ten 10 acres lots consisting of a variety home owners; winery, hobby farm, and a farm...to name a few. Home was built in 1997.

Brian Helms , Edina Realty, Inc.

10.00 ACRES
4450 SQ FT

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