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
 
$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
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
 
$649,900
Equestrian paradise covering 125 majestic acres in the Northwest Metro!!

Monticello, Wright County, Minnesota


125 majestic acres nestled in the NW metro. Enjoy trails through prairie, rolling hills, woods and wetlands. Spectacular horse facility...indoor arena with rubber footings, 6 stall barn with adjacent turnouts and pasture, heated tack room. Meticulously maintained home with great room concept boasts incredible prairie views, center island kitchen, fireplace, walkout and sauna. Additional out buildings include machine shed, 2 1/2 stall garage and 2nd barn with a great run-in and more stalls.

Steve and Karen Grotting , Windsong Realty

125.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
2045 SQ FT
 
$669,000
Dream Setting on 20 acres, 450 ft of lake shore and 6 stalls for your horses.

Lonsdale, Rice County, Minnesota


Dream setting! Fabulous hobby farm!! 20 acres with 450' of shoreline on Lake Mazaska. One third mile of private, paved driveway with circle. 5+/- acres of invisible fencing for dogs, 6+/- acres of grass pastures, electric fencing for horses, 6 stalls, electricity and water to barn. Horses have 2 walk-up shelters. 60 ft arena. Amazing views of lake and wildlife! 7 miles from Faribault!

Nancy Barr , Edina Realty,Inc

19.50 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
3625 SQ FT
 
$319,900
Beautiful horse setup outside of Owatonna, MN

Owatonna, Steele County, Minnesota


3200 Sq. ft. 5 bedroom,/3bath ranch style home, finished basement. 2-car attached garage. Fenced pastures, dog kennel, heated shop, 2 box stalls, plenty of shed storage area.

Curtis Oeltjenbruns , Berkshire Hathaway Advantage Real Estate

4.10 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
3196 SQ FT
 
$439,900
Picturesque 10 acre equestrian property

New Germany, Carver County, Minnesota


Picturesque 10 acre horse farm within commuting distance to the city. Well maintained 1920s two story, 4 car garage, outbuildings setup and ready to go for horses, dog kennel, fire pit, newer septic mound system.

Steve and Karen Grotting , Windsong Realty

10.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
2500 SQ FT
 
$569,000
EQUESTRIAN FARM INCLUDES INDOOR and OUTDOOR RIDING ARENAS & 12 INDIVIDUAL STALLS

Rochester, Olmsted County, Minnesota


Beautiful Custom built, 2 story home sitting on a 9-acre hobby farm just 10 minutes from downtown. Drive the paved roadway leading to this property to escape the city and enjoy all the privacy one would want while still having the convenience of easy access to all of Rochester. Take in plenty of natural light in this gorgeous 2 story home with an eat in kitchen, formal dining area and spacious living room. Take advantage of the efficient off-peak energy system and zoned heating gas fireplace. Then as the weather gets nice, step outside to enjoy the fresh air on the 1000 sq. ft. wrap around deck that is shaded by dozens of beautiful, mature Oak trees. You will find 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom on the main floor and 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms upstairs. With water hook-ups, upstairs and in the basement, you have the freedom to choose where you would like your laundry machines. The basement provides all kinds of possibilities with tons of open space as well as a wet bar. Attached is a 2 car, insulated garage and the property also houses an additional detached 3 car garage that can be used as a shop or storage. This hobby farm has potential to produce income boarding horses. It includes a barn with a 60x120 indoor and 80x150 outdoor riding arena and 12 individual horse stalls as well as 5 total pasture turns. Enjoy a horse ride in the arena or on the simulated trail that takes you around the entire property. Capitalize the outdoor space to entertain guests with 3 outdoor hydrants and 3 different service RV hookups. At night, you will certainly notice all the stars in the sky due to the lack of a utility light. However, if you wish to enjoy the outdoor space during the evening hours you will have the ability to light up the entire yard with the flood lights, strategically placed on the exterior of each structure. Or use as a wedding venue etc. Properties like this do not come around often. Check this one out before it is “SOLD!”

Eric Robinson , Edina Realty Rochester

9.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
4 BATHROOMS
3640 SQ FT

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