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
 
$799,900
Hobby Horse property w / western accent custom home, over looking State Park.

Pelican Rapids, Otter Tail County, Minnesota


Located near the beautiful Maplewood State Park area w/riding trails and overlooking South Lake Lida with breathtaking views of summer and the vibrant fall colors, some of the best in Minnesota. Hobby horse farm has 12 acres including a fenced pasture, Foltz storage building : w/16' side walls, 2 overhead and access doors. Horse barn features 4 stalls. This property also has 40' lake frontage on South Lake Lida, along with a small A-frame cabin.

Loren Seifert , Seifert Realty & Auction Co

12.00 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
4 BATHROOMS
2400 SQ FT
 
$499,000
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
4 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
2528 SQ FT
 
$375,000

PENDING

Stunning, updated two - story house on beautiful 20 acre property.

North Branch, Chisago County, Minnesota


Stunning, updated two-story house on beautiful 20 acre property. This home has many updates including a large open kitchen with many cabinets and ceramic tile, a Jacuzzi tub in the upstairs bathroom, and a large insulated, heated garage for year-round projects. Large walkout family room has potential for a nice patio out the sliding door. Barn has power, electric, and hydrant, plus a Ritchie waterer in the pasture. Great setup for horses. What I love about this home: because it is at the end of a dead-end road, it is peaceful and quiet. There are nice views out every window. The house has so much comfortable space for a family.

Kelly Passeretti , Keller Williams Premier Realty North Suburban

20.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
2800 SQ FT
 
$275,000
Park like equestrian estate potential

Eveleth, St Louis County, Minnesota


Family ownership for over 70 years. 24 acres of gated park like forested grounds with seasonal home and out buildings. Well and septic.

jerry pfremmer , pfremmer realty

0.00 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$679,000
Soft Contemporary Home on 11+ Acres for Horse Lovers and Outdoor Enthusiasts

Jordan, Scott County, Minnesota


Horse Lovers and Outdoor Enthusiasts will enjoy this updated soft contemporary house with an open plan design and vaulted ceilings. Located on a large, private lot it has deeded access to 35 miles of trails for riding your horse, 4 wheelers, snowmobiles or walking through the woods. A unique property you'll have to see to appreciate. The pole barn is horse friendly with 3 stalls and a great place to store your outdoor toys. Riding ring and paddock, invisible dog fence and zone sprinkler system. The backyard deck area and screened in patio overlooks a water feature - a small pond with a waterfall. A large master suite includes master bathroom with separate tub and shower and walk-in closet. Enjoy watching wildlife from the screened in porch while feeling the cool summer breeze. Finished lower level includes a rec room, office/bedroom, bathroom and home theater area.

John Sligh , Edina Realty

11.28 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
4 BATHROOMS
4152 SQ FT
 
$949,900
Beautiful one of a kind horse farm situated on Benz Lake in Grant Township.

Stillwater, Washington County, Minnesota


Beautiful one-of-a-kind horse or hobby farm situated on 19.6 acres, 7 rotating pastures, 4 paddocks, stables, 5 leans with auto water hydrants, Hay shed, 5 box stalls with heated tack room and hay loft. Separate heated workshop with a 2 car garage and lean to. Custom 2 story home with 2 owners suite bathrooms and a 3 car garage. This home is situated on Benz lake. Enjoy 400' of private lake shore from your dock. New roofs and siding on all buildings. Lots of new updates to the property. Home comes with a 1 year home warranty and new kitchen package.

Kim Jackson , Keller Williams Premier Realty

19.60 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
5 BATHROOMS
4300 SQ FT
 
$655,000
22 Private Acres in Great Location

Grant, Washington County, Minnesota


4 bedroom, 2 bathroom home on 22 private acres located in desirable Mahtomedi school district. Attached and detached garages, workshop, pole buildings and machine shed.

Andy Skwiot , RE/MAX Results

22.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
2266 SQ FT
 
$789,000
Custom Built Home w/ Hobby Farm, 20 Acres

Culver, St Louis County, Minnesota


Here's a generous slice of heaven resting on a private, secluded 20 acre lot surrounded by mature trees. Incredibly designed contemporary rustic home adorned with a covered wrap around deck accented with stone, so warm and inviting. Family and friends will love the outdoor living this space provides. Inside find 5 bedrooms, 4 baths. Inviting cherry hardwood floors exude warmth throughout the main floor. Workable kitchen design created with entertaining and large gatherings in mind, center island with breakfast bar, warm cherry cabinets, rich granite countertops, definitely the hub of activity in this home! Impressive beamed ceiling living room right off the kitchen, large windows bringing in that coveted natural light. Master bedroom en suite accented with loads of storage, tiled floor, walk-in in shower, separate tub, neutral warm colors invoke a calm peaceful feel. A perfect way to end any day. Lower level features a bright light filled family room perfect for any indoor activity you can think of, how about a game of pool, an entertainment space for movie night, work out area, or playroom for the kiddos. Believe it or not, that's just the tip of the iceberg with this property! Outside find multiple outbuildings, a barn with its own heating and cooling system that could be converted into whatever you desire. Don’t miss the cute small shed off the driveway that could be used as a chicken coop, play house for the kids or storage. Behind the barn, there is an extremely large shed that could be used for storage or as an extra workshop. This park like setting also features a pond which can be used for fishing. Around the house and the barn there is plenty of fencing to keep your animals safe. So much here that you must see this property to experience the exceptional craftsmanship and unbelievable setting!! Whether you are searching for a small hobby farm, a place to raise alpacas, horses, or another type of animal, or simply want to live in the tranquility of a gorgeous setting in the country, you have it all here!! The garage offers an unfinished bonus space with plumbing for a bath! This great home is less than 30 minutes to the mall area, easy drive to Duluth/Hibbing/Cloquet! Set up your showing today, it is a MUST SEE!

Deena Shykes , Remax results

20.00 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
4 BATHROOMS
3808 SQ FT
 
AUCTION
Equestrian property nestled on a gorgeous private setting with mature trees

Hutchinson, McLeod County, Minnesota


AUCTIONEER’S NOTE: After years of enjoying the country life Nina and Denny have decided to downsize and move to town. Equestrian property nestled on a gorgeous private setting with mature trees. Only 40 miles west of the metro area! Bring the horses! Horse facility featuring 11 quality-built box stalls, tack room, heated riders lounge, 50’ x 100’ lighted indoor riding arena, insulated shop, hay/feed room, wash bay and office area. Additional pole building for hay storage and run in shelter along with lush pastures, maintenance free vinyl fencing, and automatic waterer make this every horse lovers dream property! Property feature a 4200+ finished sq foot home. 4 bedrooms / 3 bathrooms, sun room with tongue and groove vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors, main floor laundry and spacious 24’ x 24’ owners suite with heated floor, vaulted ceiling, master bath, walk in closet and patio doors leading to a private deck. Extra deep 23’ x 40’ attached garage. Truly a one of a kind setting with tons of wildlife, pond, garden areas, gazebo and fruit trees.

Shelly Weinzetl , Steffes Group

12.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
4200 SQ FT
 
$699,000
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

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