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
30 - Acre Hideaway with 5 - bed / 4 - bath Walk - Out Rambler and Gorgeous Views

Kimball, Stearns County, Minnesota

Disappear down a long private driveway into a wide open space featuring a 3,548 SF home and pole building. Inside and out, nothing compares to the amount of space available for you to move around on this Kimball, MN property.

Bernice (Berni) Halaas , New Century Real Estate

30.00 ACRES
3548 SQ FT
16 Acre Horse Lovers’ Dream. Ride, Train, Teach, Board.

Bowlus, Morrison County, Minnesota

Video Tour: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEsqvvmtGOk&feature=youtu.be This 16 acre Horse Haven near Holdingford, Rice & Bowlus is setup for training, classes or boarding. The picturesque setting is calming to the soul. You and your animals will enjoy the beautiful vistas of the land and sky, the peace and quiet of the rural countryside and separate living quarters for you, your quests and your horses. The indoor riding arena was built in 2007 is 90x200’ with a riding surface of 85x185’. This building is lit for night riding and has a staging area including an elevated platform for viewing and judging. The outdoor arena measures 125x235' and also has a viewing area. The barn has 5 total box stalls, 4 measuring 10x14 and on which is over sized, a tack room, a feed room and an all weather faucet. The barn houses a one bedroom apartment which is perfect for quests or employees. It has in-floor heat, air, a kitchen, living area and full bath. Plumbing is stubbed for a washer and dryer. A round pen measures 75' in diameter for training and the 16 acres is mostly composed of pasture which is already fenced. There is a small creek that meanders though the field and a 24x36 pasture shelter for your animals. The home has an attached 24x40 3+car garage that is insulated and heated with in-floor heat. The wrap around porch has the feel of yesteryear's farmstead. The living room has a corner gas fireplace, wood floors, a ceiling fan, and offers plenty of sunlight. The kitchen has a breakfast bar, ample counter top space and cabinets including a walk-in 3x10 pantry. All appliances stay. The kitchen dining room leads to the covered deck where grilling and entertaining in the rain is still possible. The upper level bonus room is 14x23 and has 2 dormers that let the sunshine stream in. This room makes a perfect family room, game room, exercise room or crafting room. There are Andersen windows and the large foyer has tiled flooring and a large window with great views if the landscaped yard. The main floor bedroom would make a great office and has wood floors, cove molding and french doors. There are 4 bedrooms on the upper level. The spacious master has a 9x9 walk-in closet with a window. The master bath has a separate shower and whirlpool tub, double vanity sinks, tiled floors and bath surround. There is another full bath on the upper level and a 3/4 bath on the main. There is a main floor laundry with folding counter, numerous cabinets and a laundry sink. Warm your bones in the winter in the electric sauna. The property also has a tool shed, 2 wells, a sprinkler system with a weather station, on-demand hot water heater, CA, in-floor & FA heat, air exchange system, softener, electric fencing, a generator and plug-ins for RVs. It is so beautiful. Waterfront and Acreage specialist. View more pictures of this listing all homes on the market today at www.SandyKlocker.com then call Sandy Klocker/Realty Executives @ 320.267.7313 to view this home/lot or any home/lots. 2016 Realty Executives Realtor of the Year- 1200+ HOMES SOLD! Hire the FIRE.

Sandy klocker , Realty Executives Only Excellence

16.20 ACRES
2976 SQ FT
Horse property for sale with gorgeous views

Pine City, Pine County, Minnesota

Your equestrian dreams come true! 60 miles N of MPLS/St. Paul outside of Pine City. 80 Acres for riding, grazing, with woodland, pond & view of the lake.

Carolyn Hall , Evolution Realty

80.00 ACRES
2552 SQ FT
Horse Ranch For Sale with Gorgeous Views and Elegant Home

Oak Grove, Anoka County, Minnesota

This stunning modified 2 story sits on over 2.6 acres with a beautiful 30x48 outbuilding. If you have horses, you'll appreciate the elegant white fences and large stables for your furry friends. Inside the home includes a large family room with high vaulted ceilings and a fireplace. Formal dining room, large private master bathroom, spacious furnace room with plenty of storage. This home will never stop amazing you!

Shane Marshall , Keller Williams Classic Realty

2.67 ACRES
2946 SQ FT
Fabulous Horse Ranch with W / O Rambler, 16 box stalls, indoor and outdoor arena

Becker, Sherburne County, Minnesota

Fabulous horse ranch has it all! Spacious w/o rambler with all the upgrades. 1800 SF indoor pool, barn with 16 heated box stalls, 6 vinyl fenced pastures, 250X150 outdoor and indoor arena. additional 40 wooded acres available. 6 miles to highway 10 and Becker schools. A truly EXCEPTIONAL PROPERTY

Mary Jo Stanger

40.00 ACRES
7780 SQ FT
Terrific 6.5 ac, 4 - bed, 3 - ba home, stone frplc, loafing shed and riding corral.

Thief River Falls, Pennington County, Minnesota

Beautiful country home in a nicely wooded setting on the Red Lake River! Within 15 minutes of Thief River Falls, this property offers 6.5 acres which include a home with 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, formal and informal dining areas, a large country-style kitchen, family room with massive stone fireplace and cathedral ceiling, formal sitting room, loft area, master suite, wrap-around deck, lovely gardens and a loafing shed with corral for barrel racing, and more.

Diedre Nordin , Nordin Realty Inc.

6.50 ACRES
3280 SQ FT
Bring The Horses to the Lake

Mora, Kanabec County, Minnesota

Located approximately 90 minutes north of the metro. This property offers unbelievable views and grounds with character and rock statues throughout.

Tina Curtis , RE/MAX Results

6.00 ACRES
1176 SQ FT
Vernadale MN Hobby Farm on 40 Acres

Verndale, Wadena County, Minnesota

You don't want to miss out on the chance to own this acreage property for sale in Verndale MN! This acreage property for sale in Verndale has forty acres of peace and quiet with a mix of woods, wetland, ponds, potential for trails, a place for animals and so much more! Located just a short commute from Lyons State Forest and the Pillsbury State Forest with scenic wildlife views! This one story home for sale in Verndale features three bedrooms, one bathroom and an unfinished basement! The living room has beautiful hardwood floors and lots of windows that allow natural light! Walkout to the deck from the dining room! Kitchen with ample cabinet space and a full bathroom on the main level too! Numerous outbuildings on this acreage property for sale in Verndale include: 40x80 pole shed with a concrete floor and 13ft doors, 34x60 barn with a loft for storage/animals, 30x120 hayshed, 5 grain bins and a chicken coop! MN Horseback Riding Trails & Campgrounds: https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_forests/horseback_list.html Setup your showing today by contacting Chuck Carstensen with Re/Max Results at 612-290-3809!

Chuck Carstensen , Re/Max Results

40.00 ACRES
1040 SQ FT
This heart - warming home and hobby farm is a horse - persons and dog - owners dream.

Becker, Sherburne County, Minnesota

~ 17.2 acres. ~ Beautiful up-graded rambler. 4 beds, 3 baths, garage space for up to 8 cars, 3 attached. 2966 sq. ft. finished; 1644 main floor. ~ Nice out-buildings. Electrified. Concrete floors. Horse barn has 5 box stalls (1 run-in) and a tack room. ~ There are two fenced pastures, plus a paddock. Horses can be turned out directly from the barn to any of them without having to walk them out. ~ The loafing shed is divided so it serves separately both the paddock and one of the pastures. ~ Also fenced is the back yard of the house. It can serve as a huge dog run, or even another pasture. There is a large kennel with a dog-door from the garage. The kennel is built of six-foot-high board fencing. Inside the garage, adjacent to the dog-door, is a chain-link kennel that can be closed or open to the rest of the garage. ~ There is plenty of land for more pasture, and additional out-buildings are allowed.

Forrest K. Harstad , Forrest K. Harstad Realty, Inc.

17.20 ACRES
2966 SQ FT
352 Acres of prime ranch land for sale in Central MN

Staples, Cass County, Minnesota

Rare opportunity to own a large parcel ideal for ranching and recreation. The front of the lot has a beautiful building site complete with mature hardwoods for a gorgeous yard. Most of the lot is already fenced and there is a stream/ditch running through the property for watering.

Kari Crimmins , North Pointe Realty Advantage

352.00 ACRES

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