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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.
Luxurious country estate with barn & indoor riding arena

Maple Plain, Hennepin County, Minnesota

Spectacular acreage estate with superior craftsmanship & amenities, set this home apart from all others in the area! Sprawling walkout rambler with stunning floor plan, sophisticated design & unsurpassed quality throughout.

Mary Cavanaugh , Edina Realty

6.20 ACRES
4045 SQ FT
Horse Property for sale.
500+ Acres of land with scenic views! Perfect for horses, 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 areas, some tillable, perfect for horses! 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.
Luxury log home for sale featuring 30 wooded acres!

North Branch, Chisago County, Minnesota

This gorgeous custom-built log home sits on 30 acres of private wooded land. Grand living room with soaring ceilings complete with a stone fireplace and many windows and skylight offering loads of natural light and wooded views. Kitchen offers plenty of cabinet space, stainless steel appliances and large center island. Master suite upstairs includes double vanity, jetted tub and walk-in shower. Walk-out lower level family room offers plenty of space for relaxing and entertaining. Amazing outdoor space with great deck and patio space, including a fire pit area. Large detached garage for extra storage as well. Don't miss out on your chance at this unique find!

Jason Walgrave , RE/MAX Advantage Plus

30.00 ACRES
4100 SQ FT
Horse Property for sale.
48+ Acre Hobby Farm in the Heart of Horse Country

Independence, Hennepin County, Minnesota

Nestled in the heart of horse country and only 30 minutes from Minneapolis you’ll find a charming 48+ acre hobby farm, with a mix of pasture, ponds, woods, wetlands, four stall barn with heated tack room and loads of wildlife.

Steve and Karen Grotting , Windsong Realty

48.00 ACRES
2688 SQ FT
Horse Property for sale.
Discover the Magic of this 44 Acre Equestrian Dream Property

Independence, Hennepin County, Minnesota

The property, having serene privacy and ponds, is home to an abundance of wildlife. Trumpeter swan, geese, ducks quail and pheasant, and other water fowl are regularly seen in the ponds. Sand Hill Crane, as well as deer, raise their babies on the property. Other wildlife include wild turkey, fox, racoon, and coyotes. Occasionally a bald eagle is seen perched on a 200 year old oak tree. This amazing property, chosen for the site of two memorable weddings because of its rare beauty, could be your next home!

Steve and Karen Grotting , Windsong Realty

44.00 ACRES
5200 SQ FT
Horse Property for sale.
Beautiful 10 acre Horse Property for Sale

Milaca, Mille Lacs County, Minnesota

Beautiful Horse Property for sale on 10 acres just North of Milaca. The Barn was built in 2015 and is set up with 13 large stalls for horses, a tack room and a feed room on the main floor with a 40x76 loft that has hosted a couple of weddings in the past and could be used for storage or whatever your imagination can come up with. The barn is attached to a 40x60 shop that is wide open with high ceilings suitable for many uses and a 1/2 bath. All of this is located on a beautiful 10 acre parcel that is fenced for horses. Additional 80 acres of woods with a pole building across the road is also available.

Tim Possin , United Country Preferred Real Estate

10.00 ACRES
1824 SQ FT
Horse Property for sale.
Dreams of County Living - Horse Ranch / Hobby Farm / Enterprising Entrepreneur

Hugo, Washington County, Minnesota

Dreams of County Living but work in the City - Horse Ranch/Hobby Farm/Enterprising Entrepreneur - Modified 2-Story: 3-Bd 2-Ba 2-Ga 2020-Sf, Front Covered Porch, Unfinished Walkout Lower Level, (1000-sf Equity Builder); Detached Garage, Stables, Box Stalls w Concrete Floor (1920-sf); Pole Barn w Concrete Floor (2688-sf); Chicken Coop; Fenced Arena, Corral, Pasture & Tillable Farm Areas. Strip Land (.52 Acre) to provide future access Hwy 61/Forest Blvd N (Sign) PRIME LOCATION: 2-PIDs: (17.71 Acres) & (.52 Acres), Total (18.23 Acres). Well & Septic Tests Compliant. Improvements: Free Standing Wood Burning Stove, Hardwood Flrs, Kitchen Island, Eat-In Kitchen, S/S Appl, Separate Dining Space, Mud Rm & Laundry, Main Flr Bdrm & Ba, Walk-Out Deck, Patio, Covered Front Porch, 2-Bdrms 1-Ba Upstairs, Garden Retain Walls, and soo much more to experience. Book your showing today to experience this property to the fullest to make this your home sweet home.

David Saint Germain ,

18.23 ACRES
2020 SQ FT
Horse Property for sale.
5 bedroom horse property with gorgeous views on 17+ acres

Starbuck, Pope County, Minnesota

Come check out this 5 bedroom, 4 bathroom pre-inspected house on over 17 acres! 11 miles or less to Morris, Hancock, and Starbuck. Currently set up for horses but could easily be changed to fit your needs. The views from the front and back deck are amazing, expect to see deer, pheasants, or turkeys almost every night. Backyard features a pool, hot tub, fire pit, and plenty of space to entertain your guests. The home is move-in ready and features 3192 finished square feet, a remodeled kitchen, in-floor heat, a newer furnace, 2 laundry rooms and an oversized heated garage. Property also comes with a 52' X 23' heated outbuilding!

Mitchell Rohloff , Coldwell Banker Crown Realtors

17.31 ACRES
3192 SQ FT
Horse Property for sale.
Secluded 40 acre horse property with showcase home, barn and out buildings.

Pierz, Morrison County, Minnesota

A property like this comes around once in a lifetime! An exemplary horse lovers paradise secluded in 40 Acres of serenity w/additional land available! A showcase home w/over 5600SF finished offering all the bells and whistles and fantastic outbuildings such as a 40x80 pole building, 32x32 heated shop, horse barn complete w/ tack room & box stalls & an outdoor riding arena. Enjoy endless riding trails & tons of wildlife! Inside this stunner you'll find 4+ BRs 4 BAs, gorgeous kitchen w/ maple cabinets & granite tops, 2 fireplaces & luxury Owner's suite w/ large WP Tub! The walkout lower level offers tons of entertaining space complete w/ billiards room & wet bar! Upgrades throughout such as dual zone heat for up and down, in floor heat, Brazilian cherry flooring, vaulted & 9' ceilings for that open & spacious feel! Patio wired & plumbed for hot tub, deck, oversized OH in shop, central vacuum & so much more! Come home to this rare find where you'll find endless tranquility & amenities galore!

Chris Hauck , Coldwell Banker Realty

40.00 ACRES
5600 SQ FT


Horse Property for sale.
Fantastic Horse Set up and storage galore with beautiful house!

Stacy, Chisago County, Minnesota

This place is set up so nice! Great pasture, woods, low and high ground....a little bit of everything! Buildings galore; 30x48, 15' sidewalls, 12' lean too and 30x32 on back, three stalls and tack room, 30x40, 10' sidewalls and 30x80, 10' sidewalls and 12x24 allows you to do absolutely anything! The house is ready to move right in, updates include roof and siding 2017, furnace and a/c 2018. The major stuff is done! This is a spacious tri level, hardwood floors in kitchen and dining room, kitchen has plenty of cabinets, three bedrooms on upper level with full bath featuring separate tub/shower and double sinks. Master is good sized and has walk in closet Walk out lower level has 3/4 bath and laundry and family room area just needs some flooring and trim work to finish Large composite deck off of dining area with screened gazebo. Pastures are fenced and ready for your animals. Come and enjoy the wildlife in your own nature paradise! Great location, and quick closing available

Cathy Carchedi , Remax Synergy

10.46 ACRES
1300 SQ FT

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