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
 
$949,000
Exceptional Home and Horse Facility just North of Twin Cities

North Branch, Isanti County, Minnesota


Exceptional Home on 20 acres with First Class Horse Facility. This stunning home has recently been totally remodeled with the highest quality materials and great design elements. Mountain meets West Design. Tongue and groove vaulted ceilings with hand hewn beams, hand scraped hardwood floors, quartz and granite counter tops, dry stack stone gas fireplace upstairs, all in an open design. The gourmet kitchen has custom hickory cabinets, large quartz island, spacious walk in pantry, and open spaces great for entertaining. This home has 3 bedrooms with private bath and walk in closet. Spacious Master suite set apart from the rest. Walk out Lower Level holds the 4th bedroom, Game Room/ Family Room with wood fireplace and wet bar. Plenty of natural light in the walk out lower level, this could easily be converted into a separate living space. Horse Facility has 70 x 120 Indoor Arena, connected to a 40 x 80 - 12 stall barn with heated lounge and tack room, 120 x 220 Outdoor Arena, 3 Paddocks, 3 Pastures, new fencing, 2 lean-to’s, automatic waterers, plus an additional 35 x 45 Pole Barn with in floor heat for workshop or storage. Only relocation makes this home available. Easy access to 35, MPLS and St Paul. Call Tangi for a private showing 651-491-2725.

Tangi Schaapveld , Red Key Realty

20.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
5 BATHROOMS
3370 SQ FT
 
$799,000
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. 40 x 60 out building. Home was built in 1997.

Brian Helms , Edina Realty, Inc.

10.00 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
4 BATHROOMS
4450 SQ FT
 
$739,900
Ready for Immediate Horse Occupancy! Close to Minneapolis!!

Greenfield, Hennepin County, Minnesota


Discover the magic of this ideal horse property nestled on a 13 acre country setting, yet a mere 25 miles west of Minneapolis. Lake Sarah summer & winter recreational activities are nearby. Shopping/dining at Ridgedale Center or Maple Grove is an easy drive. Rebecca, Baker and Crow Hassan Parks are close by for horseback riding, hiking or golf. Enjoy this as a complete horse operation or let it fulfill all your dreams for country living.

Steve and Karen Grotting , Windsong Realty

13.33 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
3500 SQ FT
 
$389,000
74 beautiful ac with updated / remodeled home. Set up for horses

Barnum, Carlton County, Minnesota


Fantastic find in desirable Blackhoof area. This beautiful 4bd/2ba home with many updates sits on 74.3 acres of beautiful open & wooded land. Already set up for the horse lover/hobby farm with pole bldg.(5 horse stalls), outdoor riding arena, electric fenced grazing field. Recent updates include newer ins. & heated attached garage,sunroom, enlarged entry way. Other recent updates include gas FA propane furnace, central air, some windows, roof, upstairs carpet, redone hardwood flooring,basement carpet, basement bath, large deck & so much more. beautifully landscaped yard w/several apple trees & good producing blueberry bushes. Other amenities include extra detachted garage with new slab, pole bldg.(w/5 stalls & new hay loft) chicken coop, small deck off sunroom, freestanding gas FP, Ritchie watering system. The abandoned soo line trail runs through the property for additional riding whether on horse, snowmobile or 4-wheeler. Great hunting for deer, turkey & bear. Also much state/county land 1 mile from the property for much additional riding area.

Scott Gay , East West Realty

74.30 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
2543 SQ FT
 
$447,900
Ideal Horse Property 5 miles to Detroit Lakes, MN

Detroit Lakes, Becker County, Minnesota


Ideal 8+ Acre Horse / Hobby Farm! Horse Lover's Dream just 5 miles to DL and a short 5 min ride to public Horse Trails! Serene country setting showcases several Floral Gardens, including Rasberries & Wildgrapes. This 4 Bed, 2 Bath Home Boasts 4,064 SF, including an unfisnished basement & bonus room, Heated 2 Car Garage w/In-Floor Heat and a Rock Interior Fireplace. Ready for immediate Horse Occupancy with Barn, Stalls, Lean, Round Pen and 30x45 Pole Building for Hay and Equipment. All this and a 2 min drive to Detroit Mountian for Downhill/Cross Country Skiing, and Mountian Bike Trails!

Tricia Bellefeuille , The Real Estate Company of Detroit Lakes

8.89 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
4064 SQ FT
 
$1,999,900
A First - Class Equestrian Facility

Stillwater, Washington County, Minnesota


A perfect equine facility for breeding, training and boarding. Set on 38 acres in the Stillwater countryside surrounded by woods and water. There are so many features of this property, but let's start with the barn that will dazzle any horse lover: - 17 box stalls with auto-watering system and honeycomb floor system in each stall - 154' x 72' Indoor riding arena with tipped side walls - 48' x 72' Hay storage area - 72' x 24' Tractor and Equipment Storage Area - 72' x 88' stable area - 15' x 16' heated and air conditioned Office - 21' x 14' Tack Room - Wash Stall - Viewing Room - Half-Bath - 15' x 10' Feed Room - Paddocks with automatic watering - New Roof in 2018

Dwight Zaudtke , Keller Williams Premier Realty

38.00 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
6 BATHROOMS
5837 SQ FT
 
$399,900
Large 5 BR, 5 BA home sits on nearly 38 acres of land!

Mapleton, Blue Earth County, Minnesota


Everything you are looking for in this private and peaceful setting! Large 5 BR, 5 BA home sits on nearly 38 acres of land and includes several outbuildings including horse/cattle barn and chicken coop. Gather your friends and family around the 9 ft center island in the beautifully updated kitchen with new appliances, tile backsplash and hardwood floors. Main floor laundry and 1/2 bath are right off the Kitchen. Kitchen flows right into the DR with large sunny window. Very large and comfortable Living Room features vaulted ceiling and 3 big windows perfect for sitting back and watching the many birds and wildlife as they pass by. Main floor Master BR has nice sized Bathroom with whirlpool tub and walk-in closet. 2nd main floor BR also has 3/4 Bath. Upstairs you will find 3 Bedrooms and a Full Bath. Basement features large Family Room with a gas Fireplace, 3/4 BA and extra room used for storage but could be BR with egress. New Septic in 2017. Property includes some tillable acres, hunting land with deer stand, artesian well, and outbuildings. Little Cobb River runs through north end of property.

Dar Vosburg , Home Run Realty

37.68 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
5 BATHROOMS
3529 SQ FT
 
$2,795,000
Spectacular horse property with arena and beautiful family home

Elk River, Sherburne County, Minnesota


30 acres estate, highest quality buildings & facilities.Geo-thermal, outdoor poolside kitchen, heated driveway. The floor- plan blends incredible indoor/outdoor spaces-a custom pool & landscaped terrace and long views of the countryside. Irreplaceable. High-end equine facilities w/ office, abundant drive-thru storage, heated stables, heated indoor & outdoor arena. 4-rail fenced fields & pastures.New full concrete drive around barn & indoor Privacy, comfort, all todays conveniences.

Robert Hare , C. B. Burnet Realty

30.10 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
7 BATHROOMS
6359 SQ FT
 
$635,000
A Hidden Gem on the Northshore

Grand Marais, Cook County, Minnesota


At the end of a dirt road on the north shore of Lake Superior is a gem of a property. Superior Highland Farm has housed cattle and horses for several years. 80 acres is under fence with three paddocks. The farmyard has a residence in the metal quonset hut (30x50), The Morton building has a shop/garage on one end with a dirt floor and in-floor heat on the east side where a small business was run (30x60), the hay barn (20 x 60) has a horse/cattle barn on the back side and there is a loafing shed with a wind break as well. This facility has solar power with a battery bank. Recently the grid and fiber optic were brought in as well. The round pen has cattle sorting features with a squeeze gate. On the west forty there is a road in to a potential building site with a well and a lake view of Lake Superior over a brood pasture view. You can also see the pond and a pasture to the north. A very special spot for folks who want to build a home that meets their own preferences and needs. The lower forty has posts up for wire or can be used as hay fields. Hunting and riding are easy with this property being surrounded by Federal and State land for the most part. Nearest neighbor is 1/4 mile away. There is a ski trail just to the west that goes down into the Cascade State Park and north to the Bally Creek trail system and forest service roads. Visit: www.superiorhighlandfarm.com

Elizabeth Perry

120.00 ACRES
1 BEDROOMS
1 BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$949,500
Mississippi River Equestrian Mini Estate

Dayton, Hennepin County, Minnesota


Mini Mississippi River Equestrian Estate. This Unique 4 bedroom, 4 bath, 4 Car Heated Garage Home has been completely updated. New Kitchen with Alder Cabinets, Granite Countertops & Stone Backsplash. Spacious Front Foyer & Living Room w/ Vaulted Ceilings, Skylights & Gorgeous Natural Alder Feature Wall. Stone Two Sided Fireplace that Leads to a Beautiful Oversized Master Bedroom with Bath that Overlooks this Private Sanctuary with River Views. Lower Level has a Nice Family Room with Fireplace, Wet Bar, Exercise Room & Sauna. Large Bedroom with Bathroom with Great Walk in Shower. Outside Features a Large Pond with Waterfall, In-Ground Heated Pool and Beautiful Landscaped Yard. 25x50 Heated Shop (Man Cave), 28x32 Insulated & Heated Horse Shelter / Accessory Garage. Over 500' and 5+ Acres of Fantastic Mississippi River Frontage w/ Private Concrete Boat Launch & Concrete Patio for Your River Enjoyment. Abundance of Privacy, Wildlife & Up-North Feel without the Drive. Make this your Next Home Adventure Today!

Brian Koskela , Realty Hub, LLC

5.61 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
4 BATHROOMS
4445 SQ FT

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