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
 
$589,900
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, over-sized 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! GORGEOUS property!

Deanna Christian , Keller Williams Realty Integrity N.W.

20.00 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
4 BATHROOMS
4602 SQ FT
 
$749,000
Energy efficient, solar powered newer home on 10 acres with heated barn, trails

Duluth, St Louis County, Minnesota


25 minutes from downtown Duluth, this beautiful home built in 2003 offers 4 bedrooms, 4 baths and 3,500 finished squared feet. Behind the house you'll find a heated barn with 3 12'x12' box stalls, hay loft that can hold about 300 bales, large tack room, organic toilet and a shower. Ride straight out the barn to wooded trails! The home is situated on 10 acres of pristine woodland in a way that ensures its worthiness to withstand possible climatic and environmental changes to our area. This property is far enough from Lake Superior to miss the cold winds of early summer. Sellers say that no pesticides or herbicides have been used on the property and there’s a large, established organic garden. Sellers believe that this could be one of the most environmentally friendly homes in our region! The “megastorm” of 2016 took down many thousands of trees in our area and knocked out power to residents for many days; this property suffered no damage to structures and was never without electricity due to the solar power storage system. 9.2 megawatts of solar panels and 24 large lithium batteries store power for your back-up needs. Many months the current owners sell electricity back to the grid. Highly efficient rigid foam insulation contributes to the overall strength of the structure, making it sturdier in heavy weather. The south-facing Argon-filled passive solar windows provide warmth and great views of woods & wildlife. Located on a high elevation in this Watershed, the likelihood of suffering damage from flooding is small. This home is spacious enough to accommodate everyone, but cozy due to the open concept main level floor plan. The owners suite & laundry are conveniently located on the main floor. The loft offers two spacious bedrooms and a full bath. The lower level features a family room with huge windows and another BR + 3/4 bath. The 3-car garage is attached via a spacious mud room. You will fall in love with this special and unique property! Step out your back door and enjoy wildlife, skiing, hiking and everything that the seasons have to offer in northern Minnesota.

Sheryl Homan , Edina Realty

10.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
4 BATHROOMS
3544 SQ FT
 
$625,000
Picturesque 5 acres just minutes away from downtown.

Maple Plain, Hennepin County, Minnesota


Enjoy this picturesque 5 acres just minutes away from downtown. Pride of home ownership shines through this tastefully decorated home w/new carpet & paint in the main & upper level. LL media rooms comes with all the furniture, video & audio equipment. Main floor master has a roll-in shower. 4 Bed upstairs with a 2nd master. 72x30 storage and horse barn w/4 stalls. Enjoy your coffee on the 3-season porch overlooking the rolling hills. 2017 A/C Furnace, SS appliance & granite countertops.

Mindy Shears , Excelsior Real Estate

5.00 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
5 BATHROOMS
4209 SQ FT
 
$1,200,000
Equine Dream Property

Oronoco, Olmsted County, Minnesota


A rare opportunity to own one of the most admired country estates in Minnesota. Majestic hilltop setting with 300' of prime footage Zumbro Lakeshore situated on 50+ acres of rolling countryside. Spectacular panoramic views overlooking Rausch Bay. Enjoy every sunrise and sunset from this amazing custom design home defined by luxuriously casual living and entertaining spaces. Barn/5 stalls, 3 pastures, outdoor arena, trout stream, private floating dock/lift, lake shore fire ring all await your year-round enjoyment.

Robin Wolfram , Coldwell Banker Burnet

51.70 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
4 BATHROOMS
7708 SQ FT
 
$279,900
RARE FIND!! 45.08 acres with 1000' of lake shore, House, Cabin, Outbuilding

Emmons, Freeborn County, Minnesota


RARE FIND!! 45.08 acres with 1000' of lake shore. Property features: 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 car garage, 95x48 pole shed, 68x36 barn w/metal roof, 32x26 shed w/metal roof/siding, 16x14 lake front cabin with dock. Owners also rent it out nightly. This property has it all...cabin, lake, ponds, woods, pasture, outbuildings, abundant wildlife.

Steven Lehner , Leland Realty

45.08 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
2104 SQ FT
 
$2,300,000
90 Acre Equestrian Paradise

Montrose, Wright County, Minnesota


One of the Premier Equestrian facilities ever to be constructed in Minnesota! Renowned for breeding and raising show horses that have won over 60 World Championships. Unsurpassed attention to detail and design in creating this incomparable and “magical” property… 90 Acres… fenced pastures and paddocks, “State of the Art” horse stable, indoor riding arena, outdoor ring and recreational areas… Charming “Turn of the Century” 6 Br 3 Bath Farmhouse... From the facility to the grounds, to the surrounding nature… "Indigo Acres" ...An opportunity to now own this magnificent horse farm is just 45 minutes to either downtown Minneapolis or the Airport...Spectacular in every sense, this is a place many of us only ever get to dream about!

Patty Napier Carrie Fleischhacker , Coldwell Banker Burnet

90.00 ACRES
6 BEDROOMS
5 BATHROOMS
3800 SQ FT
 
$412,500
7+ GORGEOUS ACRES W / CLASSIC TWO STORY!

Harris, Chisago County, Minnesota


7 Fantastic acres. Updated huge attached garage, usable barn, would make a great hobby farm, or just a relaxing place to be!!

Cathy Carchedi , Remax Synergy

7.01 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
3040 SQ FT
 
$2,700,000
Gorgeous 80 Acre Equestrian Estate - Successful Boarding Operation

Maple Plain, Hennepin County, Minnesota


This Gorgeous 80 Acre Estate rests upon Rolling Hills and Native Trees. Long standing reputation as a Premium Care Horse Boarding and Equestrian Center. Two outdoor riding arenas and a large, heated indoor arena. Heated Grooming Barn with Hot water wash stall and private tack lockers. 20 Acre Exercise Field. 56 Stall barn updated in 2012. 4 Bedroom 2 Story Home, Office, and Apartment. Tremendous Expansion and Business Opportunity. Call for Details.

Rick Brama , Keller Williams Premier Realty Lake Minnetonka

80.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
4 BATHROOMS
4079 SQ FT
 
$225,000
Pipestone County Minnesota

Jasper, Pipestone County, Minnesota


Property features pasture, small slough with trees and tiny creek all located on a parcel with a gentle slope away from the 38 by 72 all metal building with 12 ft sidewalls and dirt floor, and the home which are located at the north end of the property providing good use of available acres. The mobile home is situated on a permanent foundation and deep partial basement The owner enjoys natural light in both morning and evenings. There is a large breezeway and 30 by 40 attached garage. This property is served by rural water and along Highway 23 just 2 miles north of Jasper and 8 miles south of Pipestone and an easy drive to Interstate 90.

Brent Baker , Keller Williams Realty

11.50 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
2052 SQ FT
 
$399,900
Potential horse farm on 280 acres for sale.

Willow River, Pine County, Minnesota


280 acres 229 acres in a forest management program for annual cash payments to the owner. Hay fields Old Log Barn from the 1800's Pole barn with electric service Deer stands and trails in place Septic is compliant Well

Robert Haller , McGregor Realty & Property Mgmt.

280.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
1 BATHROOMS
1310 SQ FT

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