About Minnesota

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:
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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
 
$274,650
10.85 Acre Horse Ranch

New London, Kandiyohi County, Minnesota


10.85 acre horse ranch, well located just outside of New London on State Highway 23. Property features indoor riding arena, six 10x12 stalls, 12x14 birthing stall and shower stall. Concrete aisle way with rubber mats, heated barn, plus 45x60 shop with in floor heat and access to the Glacial Ridge trail. Property also features living quarters with 1 bedroom, spacious eat-in kitchen and living area. Well maintained horse property, nice updates and the opportunity to build your future dream home on nice acreage with pond and mature trees!

Matt Olson , New London Real Estate, Inc.

10.85 ACRES
1 BEDROOMS
1 BATHROOMS
1096 SQ FT
 
$380,000
Horse property in Andover, MN

Andover, Anoka County, Minnesota


4Bed 3bath 5 car garage home on 2.6 acres with horse stables and 33x23 carriage style barn with 2 10x10 box stalls and 2 car attached garage, 36x26 detached garage. Beautiful and private perfect for a hobby farm or your horses. Bring your buyers to see this property today!

Brett Makinen , Keller Williams Classic Realty

2.60 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
2930 SQ FT
 
$1,500,000
Horse Veterinary Clinic and Boarding Facility Near Winona

Winona, Winona County, Minnesota


Nestled 17 minutes from Winona and 50 minutes from Rochester, this 60.33 acre property is perfect for a horse-lover's home, business, or both! The site has been used as a horse clinic, and the buildings are extremely high quality. The larger building (17,304 SF) has the front half in offices, a veterinary surgery, and other treatment areas, all fully insulated, and with heating including in-floor heating and air conditioning. The back half is insulated and includes plenty of storage, stalls, and more. The other building (9,504 SF) provides additional storage, and has ceiling insulation. In addition to the buildings, the site includes 50 acres of tillable land (currently leased out) and a 900 SF apartment, which is also leased out. Note: Veterinary equipment could be purchased as well, but is not included in the listed price. Buyer must confirm measurements and approval for future use from county. Take Hwy 52 South to I-90 East to County Rd 19 in Wilson Township, take exit 252 to the property.

Bucky Beeman , Realty Growth Incorporated

60.33 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
27708 SQ FT
 
AUCTION

SOLD

Chelsea Meadows Equestrian Center

Oronoco, Olmsted County, Minnesota


35,512 sqft custom designed equestrian center with upgrades throughout built new in 2015 nestled in the rolling hills just north of Rochester, MN. The property boasts a 272' x 78' riding arena and 172' x 78' barn with (40) stalls and 44' x 20' entryway. This property and the adjoining executive home on 5-acres will be sold at auction on October 24. Interested parties are encouraged to discuss the property with Paul McCartan from our team. He can be reached via cell phone (515 320-7600) or email (paul@grafeauction.com). As you approach the property from along 100th St NW, you'll notice the equestrian center set amongst slight rolling hills on the south side of the highway. As you turn off the highway onto to the paved driveway, you'll immediately notice the 35,512 square foot equestrian center with large 44' x 20' entryway. Upon entering the entryway, you're immediately greeted by a full glass observation/meeting area that looks into the arena. The entryway area also has an office area and two bathrooms. Just off the entryway, you'll find the climate controlled 272' x 78' riding arena boasting 16' x 16' overhead doors on each end, an interior elevated spectator area to watch the action in the arena, six Reznor heaters, three Kelly ceiling mount fans, two exhaust fan systems plus a three-zone sprinkler and fire suppression system. Attached to the riding arena, you'll find the 172' x 78' barn featuring (40) individual stalls, heated wash room, grooming/show room, two bathrooms, a laundry room and tack room. You'll also find the mechanical room in the barn area featuring two Bryan central furnace systems for the stall area, a Charger water softener system, 50-gallon water heater, Renew Aire air exchanger, plus the arena water control system and fire suppression system valve controls. In addition to the equestrian center, spread across the 35 acres, you will find an outdoor white fenced oval riding arena and outdoor paddock area. The property taxes for 2017 are $31,200 (note, the current taxes are based on Commercial usage. We've discussed the property with the assessor and they estimate agricultural non-homestead taxes on the property for 2017 would be approximately $11,000 and agricultural homestead would be approximately $6,000 (tier system)). Additional county information is available from Olmsted County: http://publicaccess.co.olmsted.mn.us/PT/Datalets/Datalet.aspx?mode=&UseSearch=no&pin=841941081693&jur=055&taxyr=2017

Paul McCartan , Grafe Realty

35.00 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
35512 SQ FT
 
$1,875,000
Equestrian Dream. 80 acres. Executive home, indoor arena, 7 stall barn, shed.

Independence, Hennepin County, Minnesota


Equestrian Dream. Nearly 80 acres of serene luxury. Open floor plan, 1997 remodeled 4400 SF home. Cathedral ceilings & library. Superb owners Jacuzzi suite w/ two sided fireplace. Indoor 180 x 72 & out door arena, 7 stall barn, hot water wash stall, 5 pastures. Miles of mowed wooded trails. Caretaker quarters offers complete living space,kitch,bath & additional 2 bedrooms. Ag/Conserv low taxes. 20 min to cities. Parks & golf near. Possible subdivide. New mechanicals. Complete home inspection 6/8/16 . Open for review. No survey. Possible subdivide.See supplements. Well and septic testing underway. Radon test completed and passed. Easy extra bedroom LL with armoire. Caretacker footage can opened to home. Easy kitchen expansion space. Plus house data does not include full caretaker house attached. New mechanicals and newer roof. Move in ready. No photos of caretakers cottage. Horse owners dream location.

Sandra Sue Baker , Bentley Realty

80.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
4 BATHROOMS
4432 SQ FT
 
$1,300,000
Stunning 44 acres with rolling hills, beautiful home, indoor and outdoor arenas,

Byron, Olmsted County, Minnesota


This stunning acreage is income producing and the home is ready to move into. 4 bedrooms, office and library each filled with charm and features such as; walls of bookcases, 3 fireplaces, gorgeous sunroom, views of the rolling hills, countryside and cross country jumps. Fabulous kitchen with granite counters, hardwood floors and more. Huge indoor and outdoor arenas, 17 stall horse barn, paddocks and beautiful fencing. All on black top roads and only 3.5 miles to Rochester, MN. Award winning Byron schools. Really a must see.

Lisa Seymour , Edina Realty

43.64 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
2934 SQ FT
 
$775,000
Exquisite ranch home and great horse setup.

Ellendale, Steele County, Minnesota


16.95 acres with tree coverage, open fenced pastures, 5 box stalls, indoor lighted riding arena, and wash rack in the heated 70x100' barn.

Curtis Oeltjenbruns , Berkshire Hathaway Advantage Real Estate

16.95 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
5 BATHROOMS
5890 SQ FT
 
$549,900
Fantastic Hobby Farm with gorgeous customer rambler home

Farmington, Dakota County, Minnesota


This fantastic hobby farm showcases not only 4.97 acres of country living with a generous outbuilding but also a gorgeous custom rambler floor plan with 3 bedrooms and a 6 car garage that offers nearly 2100 square feet just on the first floor alone! Vaulted ceilings and open views to the family room, dining room, kitchen, and an 18' wall of windows at the back of the home. Maintenance free hardwood vinyl floors while hallways and bathrooms have ceramic tile floors. Out building 80'x40'

Patti and Al Iverson , Coldwell Banker Burnet

4.97 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
4 BATHROOMS
3473 SQ FT
 
$314,000
FANTASTIC SET - UP FOR COUNTRY LIVING!

Harris, Chisago County, Minnesota


FANTASTIC PRIVATE 35 ACRES! THIS LOCATION IS WONDERFUL FOR THE OUTDOORS PERSON, CLOSE TO LAKES FOR FISHING AND HUNT ON YOUR OWN LAND! YOU WILL ENJOY THE MATURE TREES IN THE YARD AND THE WOODS BEHIND THE HOUSE, WATCH YOUR ANIMALS ROAM IN THE PASTURES AND RELAX ON THE FRONT PORCH. BARN IS IN GREAT SHAPE, HAS LARGE HAY STORAGE AREA, HOLDS OVER 600 BALES! THE LOCATION IS PRIVATE AND ONLY 10 MINUTES TO TOWN! YOU WILL FALL IN LOVE WITH EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS PLACE!

Cathy Carchedi , Remax Synergy

35.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
1432 SQ FT
 
$284,900

SOLD

Welcome To Thistle Dew !

Clarks Grove, Freeborn County, Minnesota


Welcome To Thistle Dew! Country living with easy access to the highway. Spacious 5 bedroom home with 3 bedrooms on main level!! There is approximately 18.5 acres for all off your outdoor activities. Septic system is compliant for a 5 bedroom house. Plenty of outbuilding storage, and a heated gazebo which is great for entertaining guests. This could be your county oasis.

Lance P Berwald , Coldwell Banker Burnet

18.50 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
3232 SQ FT

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