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
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
2104 SQ FT
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
3800 SQ FT

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
3040 SQ FT
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
4079 SQ FT
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
2052 SQ FT
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
1310 SQ FT
120 acres with 3 bdrm 2 bath home. Outbuildings. Fencing in place already.

Aitkin, Aitkin County, Minnesota

3 - 40 acre parcels Hay fields Fenced Pastures Barn and several other out buildings including hay sheds. Back 40 is surrounded on 3 sides by state/county land for continued privacy.

Robert Haller , McGregor Realty & Property Mgmt.

120.00 ACRES
2240 SQ FT
Exceptional Property Wrenshall, MN. Pristine home, Indoor Arena, add'l acreage.

Wrenshall, Carlton County, Minnesota

This gorgeous property has an immaculately kept 4 bedroom 2 bath home with attached heated garage, detached oversize 2 car garage, Indoor riding arena, additional 3 stall barn,loafing barn, lush pastures and paddocks. What makes this property unique is the 3 additional cabins each of which have electricity and heat. One cabin has a gas stove, refrigerator, seasonal water and loft bedroom. The beautifully groomed yard has lush perennial gardens, apple trees, raspberry patch and vegetable garden. There is adjoining 32.5 and 40 acre parcels of managed forest, mapped trails, deer stands and wildlife available to purchase. Make this pristine property your personal residence and/or your new business venture.

Michelle Cooper , Edmunds Company LLP

10.00 ACRES
2528 SQ FT
36 Acres with pole shed.

Millville, Wabasha County, Minnesota

Rare opportunity to buy a 36 acre property that has 15 tillable acres for horses, fishing along the Zumbro River, and woods to hunting deer and turkeys.

Lyle Andreen , Edina Realty Rochester

36.00 ACRES
20001 SQ FT
Potential horse property for sale (75.31 acres) with gorgeous views

Wadena, Otter Tail County, Minnesota

Picturesque 75.31 acres suitable for your horses. This property has multiple beautiful potential building sites and sits right off a main road, ready for your custom build. While being close to Wadena, Perham as well as Bluffton, this property won’t last long. It has a nice pond, plenty of grazing pasture, woods for hunting and a pine grove. 750 gallon tire tanks are in place with buried water lines ready for you to provide fresh water. The property is fully fenced and cross fenced, includes a corral, ready for horses and cattle.

Patrick Morrison

75.31 ACRES

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