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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
Horse Property for sale.
500+ Acres with scenic views perfect for horses and more! Minutes from Brainerd!

Brainerd, Crow Wing County, Minnesota

Your dream property is available! Opportunity awaits this 506 acres of beautiful mixed land. Thick woods with trails, ponds, open pastures, tillable acreage, perfect for horses, hunting, ATV's or....! The secluded land boasts spectacular scenic views and a peaceful quietness. Tons of opportunity and potential only minutes from Brainerd!

Ryan Benjamin , Edina Realty

506.10 ACRES
1560 SQ FT
Horse Property for sale.
Boarding facility 30 miles from Minneapolis!

Dayton, Hennepin County, Minnesota

Finally, the equestrian property you’ve been waiting for! Income producing boarding facility with 11 usable acres! Enjoy country living with city convenience. Maple Grove shopping, 30 minutes to downtown!

Steve and Karen Grotting , Windsong Realty

11.00 ACRES
4860 SQ FT
Horse Property for sale.
Horse / Cattle Farm 151.25 Acres Fenced Pasture / Wooded / Tillable / Creek / Ravine / Hunt

Good Thunder, Blue Earth County, Minnesota

This is a unique property approximately 20 miles south of Mankato. It is nestled at the end of a ½ mile long township driveway that provides seclusion & privacy. This property has a nice mixture of heavily wooded land (approx. 23 acres) with abundant deer, turkey, and other wildlife. Tiled acreage of which are tillable. Currently, it is split between 30 acres in hay and 34 in crop. In addition to the 64 acres are two more sections of hay/pasture ground (approximately 17 acres & 9 acres) and (approximately 35 acres) high and low pasture. There is a ravine with a creek winding through the property providing for livestock, great hunting, and beautiful views to consider land development possibilities. Home Improvements include: new roof on house & garage 2020, windows/doors 2018, central air 2018; well 2014; Kinetico dual tank softener, reverse osmosis drinking water & iron filter 2018; new wiring 2015; wood boiler 2015; barn with hay loft has new steel roof 2020.

David Mattison , Minnesota Lands and Homes Real Estate

151.25 ACRES
1350 SQ FT
Horse Property for sale.
527 acre ranch with serene homestead + potential for millions in wetland credits

Hinckley, Pine County, Minnesota

Turn-key Horse or Cattle Ranch or Hunter's Paradise with potential wetland bank site located on the property! Based on 20-34 acres of estimated wetland credit the total potential revenue could be $1,100,000- $2,560,000, an investors dream! A huge chance to not only own a prime piece of amazing property but take advantage of the wetland credits, Hydrologist report is available upon request. Hunting, ranch and farm land along with a serene homestead on 527.17 acres. Located on a quiet dead end road! Stunning updated 4 bedroom home. Large 31x72 all concrete, half heated shop. 72x64 hay/loafing/equipment shed. 40x60 pole shed/barn with it's own well, 6 tie stalls and 3 large box stalls. 150x240 Arena, tack shop, 2 loafing sheds. 67 acres tillable. Big pastures, cross fenced with 7 wildlife/livestock ponds and automatic waterers. Lots of deer stands and miles of trails throughout. Two roads from two different sides of property. 8 contiguous parcels are included in this sale.

Alissia Kreger , Keller Williams Premier Realty North Suburban

527.00 ACRES
2148 SQ FT
Horse Property for sale.
Executive rambler with indoor horse arena, indoor pool on 10 acres

Elko, Scott County, Minnesota

Executive Rambler on 10 acres with an abundance of detail! This home has so much to offer inside and out with over 6,000 sq ft of space including a main floor master suite & adjoining craft room. The gourmet kitchen walks out to your sunroom & 2,400 sq ft deck. The lower-level walkout features a 2,400 sq ft pool room with gaming deck, hot tub & wet bar with kitchenette, family room with stone surround free-standing stove & 12-seat theater. The exterior features a front porch, rear patios & generous landscaping. Stables are complete with office, shop, storage and loft with vestibule connecting the indoor arena. The 100 x 50 heated indoor arena features a bunk house, loft & easy access power lift doors. This ranch has detail around every corner and will impress.

Joe Holmes , Keller Williams Premier Realty North Suburban

10.00 ACRES
6352 SQ FT
Horse Property for sale.
Luxury home tucked away on 35+ acres of equestrian paradise in Northern MN

Pine River, Cass County, Minnesota

Turn-key hobby farm with everything a horse lover could want! This sprawling 35+ acre estate boasts 5 spacious bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, and stunning natural woodwork throughout. In addition to the attached 4-car heated garage there are many other outbuildings: The pasture is set up with 2 automatic watering systems and has been zoned off into 7 different sections to rotate animals as needed. The property has groomed trails through the many acres of lush woods. A perfect work from home setting with high speed internet and while offering a private, tranquil environment in the countryside minutes from amenities of town.

Victoria Litteral ,

35.17 ACRES
4702 SQ FT
Horse Property for sale.
Peace and quiet of country living with easy 169 commute

Belle Plaine, Scott County, Minnesota

Very rare 40-acre property zoned as AG with 30 tillable acres to do with as you wish, farm the property yourself, enjoy the income from renting the farmable land (currently rented) or sell off the farmable land and recoup a large portion of your purchase investment. Peace and quiet of country living with easy 169 commute into the Cities. The homestead is nestled amongst mature trees offering tons of privacy, beautiful views and an abundance of wildlife. Large enclosed front porch and large deck off the back, great for entertaining or gatherings. Newer water heater & boiler. Roof, windows, doors, vinyl siding & updates to well all made in 2005. Detached oversized 4 car garage, one stall with 12’ high door and large loft storage including maintenance free vinyl siding & metal roof. Horse arena features WSCA dimensions & the grain bin has been converted to storage and would make for an awesome entertaining space! Do not miss out on this opportunity make sure you see this property today!

Jason Walgrave , RE/MAX Advantage Plus

40.00 ACRES
1795 SQ FT
Horse Property for sale.
The Oliver Acreage - Romantic Country Retreat

Pequot Lakes, Cass County, Minnesota

Find Yourself in this Romantic Country Retreat Featuring a Stately Farmhouse Peacefully Set Upon the Meadows of The Oliver Acreage! This Stunning 47 Acre Property Features Rolling Meadows & Whispering Woods which Highlight the 4 Bed/4 Bath Home Finished in the Finest of Materials & Craftsmanship and an Eclectic Barn Complimented by 3 Bed/2 Bath Guest Quarters Replete with Reclaimed Woods & Metals and Accented by Vintage Decor. A Pole Building w/Heated Shop Functions to Complete This Amazing Property! Property would Function Well as a Horse Lover's Farm with the Addition of Fencing. The Barn would be the Perfect way to Showcase your Horses with the Addition of Stalls. With a Little Imagination, This Could Be Just The Horse Property You're Looking For!

Keith Schwankl , Positive Realty

47.95 ACRES
3916 SQ FT
Horse Property for sale.
Horse Lovers Dream! Private Secluded Hobby Farm next to Park Reserve w / trails

Elk River, Sherburne County, Minnesota

Once in a lifetime hobby farm on 9+ acres backing up to park reserve with horse riding trails. This one-of-a-kind impeccable custom home has endless features, nothing is standard. Award-winning kitchen layout, open concept living with large hearth room, vaulted ceilings, oversized windows, and fireplace. 4 bedrooms, 4 baths, master suite vaulted w/ private bath and walk-in closet. Main floor office and Laundry. Updated high-end appliances and new roof. Finished basement for your entertainment needs; media center, granite wet bar, fireplace, wood-planked wine-rack and large flex room. Barn is 36'x72’ w/8 stalls, tack area, hay storage, paddocks with shelters, heated outside water tanks. Stalls are removeable and can convert to shop. Mow-able pastures, maintenance-free fencing. This home has it all, luxury country living and a short commute to cities. Come see today, you won't want to leave!

Kris Thompson , Realty Group, LLC

9.30 ACRES
4340 SQ FT
Horse Property for sale.
Incredible opportunity to own 29+ stunning acres with a 68 stall barn and more!

Prior Lake, Scott County, Minnesota

Unique opportunity to own 29+ acres 3 miles from 35W. Walking distance to Murphy Hanrehan 3 Rivers Park Preserve. Current approved use is an operating Horse Boarding Facility with a 200x100 66 Stall barn, Indoor & Outdoor Arenas, wash stalls, 100x50 storage building, paddocks and much more! There are 2 homes on the property. One of the homes is a 1980 built 2 BR Rambler used as a club house/lounge, the 2nd home is a 1332 Sq ft slab on grade ranch house. The park features miles of beautiful horse trails, cross country skiing, and more! Gorgeous scenic private setting. Beautiful Pond, Woods & Pastures! Lots of potential and close to the freeway on paved roads. Potential for Home Extended Business with Township Approval.

Laurie Vinge & Yvonne Perkins , Edina Realty

29.27 ACRES

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