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
Horse property on 20 acres with Rum River frontage!

Princeton, Sherburne County, Minnesota

This property has it ALL!! Large 5bd/4ba, 2 story home w/4,600 TFSF, oversized 3 car garage, Rum River frontage, 20 acres w/walking trails, 7 stall horse barn and a 32x48 detached heated shop/garage. Many updates throughout the home and close to town! 1 year home warranty included.

Deanna Christian , Keller Williams Realty Integrity N.W.

20.00 ACRES
4602 SQ FT
40 acre horse, hunter & gardener paradise

Cambridge, Isanti County, Minnesota

Charming 2BR, 1BA home with guest house/art studio is nestled in the middle of 40 private acres with turn-key set up for horses. Updates include hickory cabinets, tongue & groove accents, tiled & hardwood floors, newer furnace, roof, most windows, doors & water heater. Enjoy panoramic views of your own woods, pasture, brook & pond. Includes a 60 x 90 indoor arena w/hydrant, heated lounge, box stalls, 50 x 100 out door arena 32 x 24 barn with more stalls, tie stalls & 2nd hydrant + many fenced paddocks w/ run-ins. See it today!

Lynda Risch , Counselor Realty

40.00 ACRES
1466 SQ FT
275 Acres of a Country Boy's Dream

Caledonia, Houston County, Minnesota

Ride, Hunt, Fish & Camp is all available on this playground. There is a county airport just up the road (we will pick you up) and if you have a small plane you could make an Air Strip Landing right on the property. Over 100 mapped out deer stands and miles of trails on the property with its own shooting range, man-cave, bunkhouse, bar, kitchen with a commercial walk-in freezer and cooler. This is a rural rustic property that you will never want to leave. If the fabulous price is to much for you, get a couple of friends to share it with you. This property can be a cash cow when you are not able to use it, You could Airbnb it at $500 a night for each of the homes. You will own a Hunting Mecca when it comes to monster whitetails and turkeys. The crop rent off the 105 acres tillable takes care of most of the holding costs. A fenced orchard gets you all the wine/pie making ingredients you care to pick. The owner is allowing all the toys (Ranger UTV's, New Kubota Skid loader and attachments, Tractor, farm equipment) most of the furniture and household furnishings to go with the property. Turn the key and move in.

James Gross , Castle Realty LLC

275.00 ACRES
6825 SQ FT
40 Acres. Horse farm abutting 1100+ acres of public land

Brainerd, Crow Wing County, Minnesota

Nature lover's dream- for a getaway OR YR home! 40 acres with pond & Creek - & backing on to miles of County and State Land! Charming, updated, home. Updates include new windows, newly shingled, steel siding, new patio! 30x36 pole building with 6 stalls! 40x30 pole building for all your needs! Partial pasture land with significant electric fencing.(currently used for horses). Upper BR's small but nice size loft area. Hunting land has limited access - superb for YOUR use!

Tom Sandelands , Sandelands Realty

40.00 ACRES
768 SQ FT
Truly Magnificent Country Estate Positioned On 78+ acres!

Independence, Hennepin County, Minnesota

Truly magnificent country estate positioned on 78+ acres of the most beautiful land imaginable. Monster master bedroom, breathtaking views, rolling pastures, towering hardwoods, indoor & outdoor arena(s), stables, sheds, caretaker cottage, an equestrian lover's dream! Between Rice & Ox Yoke Lake, next to Pioneer Creek & the Windsong Golf Club. Easy access to the Luce Line State Trail and only 20 minutes to the metro area!

Jesse Godzala , Edina Realty

78.67 ACRES
4050 SQ FT
Welcome to 2216 260th Avenue, Mora, MN 55051

Mora, Kanabec County, Minnesota

Wide open country setting is what you find at this great hobby/horse farm. Owner currently has 2 horses and a donkey. There is a second small mother in law and farm hand home on a seperate parcel at the front of this property. MLS# 4941533

Rosemarie Tomlinson , Northern Lights Realty LLC

31.64 ACRES
2920 SQ FT
Secluded Hobby Farm on Rolling 10 Acre Estate

Cokato, Wright County, Minnesota

Secluded country setting on 10 rolling acre estate. Scenic views from large living room w/ high ceilings, huge fireplace & windows on 3 sides. Spacious kitchen w/island has new quartz countertops. Sunny 3-season porch, sauna, separate dining room, 2 car attached garage & 2 barns on this hobby farm. Updated mechanicals, appliances & windows. 2 lower rooms to be painted & carpeted prior to closing. Family member may be present during showings.

Jeff Oman , Source One Realty

10.00 ACRES
3451 SQ FT
20 acre horse farm (20 additional acres available CD) 2 barns,19 stalls

Webster, Scott County, Minnesota

20 acre thoughtfully planned horse farm used primarily for thoroughbred racehorse mare foaling for over 40 years. (ADDITIONAL 20 ACRES AVAILABLE FOR $200,000 CONTRACT FOR DEED) This farm was planned and built with love and care - IT SHOWS! 20 acres plus 2 barns, 19 stalls, 3 ton grain bin, hot walker, 6 paddocks, Nelson waterers to all run ins. Contract for Deed Add the additional 20 acres and double your paddocks,run ins, fenced area FOR SALE IN SCOTT COUNTY, MN - JUST 20 MILES FROM CANTERBURY PARK, 10 MILES FROM I -35


20.00 ACRES
2106 SQ FT
Extraordinary home on nearly 10 acres!

Elk River, Sherburne County, Minnesota

Extraordinary home on nearly 10 acres - a beautiful country setting, ideal for horses! Fantastic 4-season porch & large main deck overlooks private back yard.

Bruce McAlpin & Bonnie Knutson , Edina Realty

9.83 ACRES
7687 SQ FT
22 Acres Create a Picturesque Retreat

Independence, Hennepin County, Minnesota

Cedar shingles, rustic accents, an elevator, barn w/bonus upper level, multiple entertaining spaces, main level owners suite & extra room for pets, this home has it all! 22 acres of trees, wetlands, trails and wrap around deck. Inside, enjoy those wooded views and peaceful soundtrack in the spacious screened porch w/cedar ceiling. Head to the walkout lower level for entertainment & fun - theatre w/tiered recliners, wet bar w/built-in aquarium, dog wash & heated indoor/outdoor kennels & a sauna!

Lindsay Bacigalupo , Engel & Völkers Minneapolis

22.00 ACRES
4652 SQ FT

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