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
Exceptional Property Wrenshall, MN. Pristine home, Indoor Arena and much more.

Wrenshall, Carlton County, Minnesota

This gorgeous property has an immaculately kept 4 bedroom 2 bath home with attached heated garage, detached oversize 2 car garage, Indoor riding arena, additional 3 stall barn, loafing barn, lush pastures and paddocks. What makes this property unique is the 3 additional cabins each of which have electricity and heat. One cabin has a gas stove, refrigerator, seasonal water and loft bedroom. The beautifully groomed yard has lush perennial gardens, apple trees, raspberry patch and vegetable garden. The 32.5 acres of this property is a beautiful managed forest, with groomed and mapped trails, deer stands and wildlife . Make this pristine property your personal residence and/or your new business venture.

Michelle Cooper , Edmunds Company LLP

42.50 ACRES
2528 SQ FT
Turn Key Equestrian Operation

Willmar, Kandiyohi County, Minnesota

4+ Acres Outdoor Living: Covered Porch, plus Front & Back Patios Attached 2 Car Garage Detached 2 Car Garage Paved Driveway Lawn Sprinkler System Only 2 miles from 4H Horse Training at Kandiyohi Fair Grounds Plenty of Space to build Indoor/Outdoor Arena Dog Kennel with Underground Fencing 2 Large Pastures with Gardner Vinyl Fencing Paddock with Outside Waterier 3 Stall Horse Barn Master Flooring in Each Stall with Sand & Pea Gravel Office with Tack Room

Justin Paffrath , Edina Realty

4.84 ACRES
2894 SQ FT
At home in the country!

Owatonna, Steele County, Minnesota

Your Own Private Retreat! The 21 acre park- like setting is perfect for this 1992 built Victorian style home. There is an over sized 2 stall garage with an upper level workshop a kennel and both overhead and side doors plus water service. There is a 36' X 60' drive through barn, a groomed walking path an English/Meditation garden and raised bed gardens. Entertaining is a breeze with the brick patio with stone walls & a 12' X 18' Gazebo with windows facing each direction.

Ann Vargason , Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Advantage Real Estate

21.80 ACRES
4399 SQ FT

Lindstrom, Chisago County, Minnesota

Over 180 Acres that you can do with as you like, it was a buffalo farm! There are buildings galore on the property. The land is a bit of everything, tillable, pasture, low land and even a bit of woods. There is additional property available, MLS #5332414 and #5332419. The home is in great shape, very open and many windows for a bright sunny feeling. This is a must see, there is too much to tell about!!

Cathy Carchedi , Remax Synergy

182.50 ACRES
1344 SQ FT


Bring your horses! Secluded private property with 2 massive pole sheds

Buffalo, Wright County, Minnesota

Secluded 10 acre country living, dream home with grand finishing's. The impressive master suite, tray, vault ceilings. surround sound throughout, walk-in closet and full bath with corner whirlpool tub. 10' knockdown ceilings with 8' doorways, spectacular views of outdoors, mature oak trees and ponds. Gourmet eat-in kitchen w/marble counters, custom cabinetry with wood and tile floors. Private property has 2-80' x 60' sheds; one is lined, heat/cooled with office & bath. The other electric & concrete. Additional 30 acres available.

Bill Fisher , Bill Fisher Realtor

10.00 ACRES
2904 SQ FT
Custom built home & 56.4 secluded acres

Prior Lake, Scott County, Minnesota

Wonderful sportsman's paradise or horse farm. Secluded large acreage just south of Prior Lake with woods, rolling parcels and tillable land.

Randy and Patrice Simpson , Edina Realty

56.40 ACRES
3033 SQ FT
12+ Acres 1 Hr South of Minneapolis - Fantastic Property for People and Horses

Waseca, Waseca County, Minnesota

Welcome Home! This house and acreage is sure to impress. Features include new flooring throughout house, great room with gas fireplace, master bedroom with a full master suite, 3 bedrooms on the main level, in floor heat in the lower level, oversize 2 car heated garage with a new door opener. The stables include 7 stalls, a feed room, 12 saddle racks and an asphalt shingled roof. There are 5 separate pastures, a large drylot, a 60' round pen, finish line polymer tension fencing on majority of pastures and is located across the street from Courthouse Park which offers hiking and horseback riding trails. You will enjoy the beautiful views of rolling land, the peaceful countryside, wildlife in your front yard and lots of storage. Don’t miss out on this one.

Jodie Thompson , Edina Realty

12.68 ACRES
4048 SQ FT
Exquisite French inspired estate, an incredible horse property with multi usage!

Minnetrista, Hennepin County, Minnesota

Gracious old world craftsmanship on an exquisite french inspired 10+ acre estate! This gorgeous home is great for entertaining and large living. Ideal opportunity for horse enthusiast with close proximity to city! Custom designed outbuildings with huge storage areas have room for all your toys! Tractors, cars, collectibles, you name it, there is room for everything! Don't forget to bring the horses, there is a 5 stall barn & plenty of pasture area to accommodate your equestrian needs. Breathtakingly beautiful, this exceptional property is like a visit to Europe, on ALL paved roads! Conveniently located just 40 minutes west of downtown Minneapolis, and easy commute to the airport.

Mary Cavanaugh , Edina Realty

10.00 ACRES
9330 SQ FT
Country luxury estate, 12.5 acres, adjoins miles of wilderness trails

Silver Bay, Lake County, Minnesota

12.5 acres, 1320x412.5, virgin land. 10+ acres prepared for pasture. Special hay growing now, harvested for sale locally. Barn has four stalls on the west side, and boat storage on the east side. Three car garage is heated and insulated and plumbed, with a usually rented apartment overhead.

Evanna Judkins , Greater Midwest Realty

12.50 ACRES
3700 SQ FT
160 acres Horse owners Dream, once in a lifetime chance, borders state land

Tamarack, Aitkin County, Minnesota

End of the road property 160 acres, Tamarack River runs through, borders Savanna Portage State Park for miles of trails right in your backyard, indoor riding arena for year around riding independent of any weather conditions, 2 outside riding arenas, large 50 foot round pen , gorgeous 4 Stall barn, heated tack room and washroom, separate grooming area, large hay loft, large machine building, Sheds, garages, lean to , dog kennels. Hold your own clinics or horse events. Endless possibilities. The Fond du Lac Cross Country Ski Trail is just 15 minutes away. You love the outdoors? Here is where you can do it all, hunting , hiking, fishing, horseback riding and living right in the middle of it. Classic 2 story farmhouse, 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths , laminate and hardwood floor. House is heated with propane or alternatively though a large outside wood burner . The wooded areas of your land provides you with all the firewood you need. New 2019 washer and dryer. Basement has a dehumidifier and is used as a laundry room and exercising room. If your looking for peace and quiet... this is the spot for you. Live right in the most beautiful area of Minnesota and enjoy Nature and Wildlife from your front porch. Pastures are cross fenced and separated from the 4 hayfields. Picture perfect area to live and enjoy the beauty and serenity of nature. Don’t miss out. Seriously buyers only

Don Schwartzenberger

160.00 ACRES
1708 SQ FT

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