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
 
$989,000
Bring your horses! Secluded private property with 2 massive pole sheds

Buffalo, Wright County, Minnesota


Secluded 10 acre country living, dream home with grand finishing's. The impressive master suite, tray, vault ceilings. surround sound throughout, walk-in closet and full bath with corner whirlpool tub. 10' knockdown ceilings with 8' doorways, spectacular views of outdoors, mature oak trees and ponds. Gourmet eat-in kitchen w/marble counters, custom cabinetry with wood and tile floors. Private property has 2-80' x 60' sheds; one is lined, heat/cooled with office & bath. The other electric & concrete. Additional 30 acres available.

Bill Fisher , Bill Fisher Realtor

10.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
2904 SQ FT
 
$889,000
Custom built home & 56.4 secluded acres

Prior Lake, Scott County, Minnesota


Wonderful sportsman's paradise or horse farm. Secluded large acreage just south of Prior Lake with woods, rolling parcels and tillable land.

Randy and Patrice Simpson , Edina Realty

56.40 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
4 BATHROOMS
3033 SQ FT
 
$475,000
12+ Acres 1 Hr South of Minneapolis - Fantastic Property for People and Horses

Waseca, Waseca County, Minnesota


Welcome Home! This house and acreage is sure to impress. Features include new flooring throughout house, great room with gas fireplace, master bedroom with a full master suite, 3 bedrooms on the main level, in floor heat in the lower level, oversize 2 car heated garage with a new door opener. The stables include 7 stalls, a feed room, 12 saddle racks and an asphalt shingled roof. There are 5 separate pastures, a large drylot, a 60' round pen, finish line polymer tension fencing on majority of pastures and is located across the street from Courthouse Park which offers hiking and horseback riding trails. You will enjoy the beautiful views of rolling land, the peaceful countryside, wildlife in your front yard and lots of storage. Don’t miss out on this one.

Jodie Thompson , Edina Realty

12.68 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
4048 SQ FT
 
$1,950,000
Exquisite French inspired estate, an incredible horse property with multi usage!

Minnetrista, Hennepin County, Minnesota


Gracious old world craftsmanship on an exquisite french inspired 10+ acre estate! This gorgeous home is great for entertaining and large living. Ideal opportunity for horse enthusiast with close proximity to city! Custom designed outbuildings with huge storage areas have room for all your toys! Tractors, cars, collectibles, you name it, there is room for everything! Don't forget to bring the horses, there is a 5 stall barn & plenty of pasture area to accommodate your equestrian needs. Breathtakingly beautiful, this exceptional property is like a visit to Europe, on ALL paved roads! Conveniently located just 40 minutes west of downtown Minneapolis, and easy commute to the airport.

Mary Cavanaugh , Edina Realty

10.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
5 BATHROOMS
9330 SQ FT
 
$550,000
Country luxury estate, 12.5 acres, adjoins miles of wilderness trails

Silver Bay, Lake County, Minnesota


12.5 acres, 1320x412.5, virgin land. 10+ acres prepared for pasture. Special hay growing now, harvested for sale locally. Barn has four stalls on the west side, and boat storage on the east side. Three car garage is heated and insulated and plumbed, with a usually rented apartment overhead.

Evanna Judkins , Greater Midwest Realty

12.50 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
4 BATHROOMS
3700 SQ FT
 
$1,400,000
160 acres Horse owners Dream, once in a lifetime chance, borders state land

Tamarack, Aitkin County, Minnesota


End of the road property 160 acres, Tamarack River runs through, borders Savanna Portage State Park for miles of trails right in your backyard, indoor riding arena for year around riding independent of any weather conditions, 2 outside riding arenas, large 50 foot round pen , gorgeous 4 Stall barn, heated tack room and washroom, separate grooming area, large hay loft, large machine building, Sheds, garages, lean to , dog kennels. Hold your own clinics or horse events. Endless possibilities. The Fond du Lac Cross Country Ski Trail is just 15 minutes away. You love the outdoors? Here is where you can do it all, hunting , hiking, fishing, horseback riding and living right in the middle of it. Classic 2 story farmhouse, 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths , laminate and hardwood floor. House is heated with propane or alternatively though a large outside wood burner . The wooded areas of your land provides you with all the firewood you need. New 2019 washer and dryer. Basement has a dehumidifier and is used as a laundry room and exercising room. If your looking for peace and quiet... this is the spot for you. Live right in the most beautiful area of Minnesota and enjoy Nature and Wildlife from your front porch. Pastures are cross fenced and separated from the 4 hayfields. Picture perfect area to live and enjoy the beauty and serenity of nature. Don’t miss out. Seriously buyers only

Don Schwartzenberger

160.00 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
1708 SQ FT
 
$599,900
11.8 acres, one and a half story home in an ideal location

Loretto, Hennepin County, Minnesota


11.8 acres, one and a half story home in an ideal location, 30 minutes from downtown Minneapolis and 15 minutes to major shopping. Country living, yet close to city amenities. Over 6 acres of pasture mixed grasses, bring your horses! Brand new large paver patio; stainless steel appliances, white kitchen cabinets, new carpet on the upper level, freshly painted walls, new light fixtures. 2 fireplaces plus a free standing Franklin in the 4-season porch. Run a business or hobby farm. Big authentic Red barn that can be used for a variety of things. One of the 5 highest points in Hennepin County! New Roof on all buildings with shingles in 2014! Lots of value to be found!

Bryan Henke , Luke Team Real Estate

12.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
3151 SQ FT
 
$315,000
Beautiful Private Setting on 10 Acres in Isanti

Isanti, Isanti County, Minnesota


Beautiful private setting. This property features 7 stall horse barn 44X30, and a 15X15 Barn, Pole building 48X32 with cement floor 220 amp, fenced property, Gazebo, large deck, new furnace, water softener, new pump. It needs updating on the inside.

Kathy Tadych , Edina Reatly

10.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
2452 SQ FT
 
$449,900
Privacy, hunting land, or farm / horse ranch

Clear Lake, Sherburne County, Minnesota


Gorgeous property just minutes to Becker. Privacy, but yet some open areas for horses. Custom built house with 1200 square foot detached shed.

Mary Jo and Amy Stanger , Edina Realty

54.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
1564 SQ FT
 
$989,000
Business Established Horse Boarding Ranch

Becker, Sherburne County, Minnesota


Business established horse boarding ranch situated on 40 acres, perfect location as 50-60 minutes to metro, 15 minutes to hospital, 5 minutes to highway 10, 5 minutes to Becker schools. 16 heated box stalls, indoor and outdoor arenas, vinyls fencing, extra hay loft, outbuildings, lean to, etc. House has all the upgrades with 5 bedrooms and 5 baths, walkout rambler, also features indoor pool. All economically heated. An additional 40 acres of woods and trails available to purchaser. Call for a private showing, as you wont be disappointed.

Mary Jo and Amy Stanger , Edina Realty

40.00 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
5 BATHROOMS
7780 SQ FT

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