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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

Ryan Benjamin , Edina Realty

506.10 AC
3 BR
2 BA
1560 SQ FT
Horse Property for sale.
Luxurious country estate with barn & indoor riding arena

Maple Plain, Hennepin County, Minnesota

Mary Cavanaugh , Edina Realty

6.20 AC
4 BR
5 BA
4045 SQ FT
Horse Property for sale.
Equestrian Boarding Business with 3 Bedroom Home!

Stillwater, Washington County, Minnesota

Matt Wright , EXP Realty

48.19 AC
3 BR
1.5 BA
2148 SQ FT
Horse Property for sale.
Nowthen Farm

Anoka, Anoka County, Minnesota

Jon D. Jondahl , Re/Max Results

20.00 AC
4 BR
4 BA
4718 SQ FT
Horse Property for sale.
Exquisite home for sale in an equestrian community!

Minnetrista, Hennepin County, Minnesota

Chris Fritch , Keller Williams Classic Realty

1.50 AC
5 BR
6 BA
5834 SQ FT
Horse Property for sale.
Horse Lovers delight!! Great 10 Acre / 10 Stall horse farm

Glencoe, McLeod County, Minnesota

Brian O'Donnell , Priority One Metrowest Realty

10.00 AC
4 BR
3 BA
2270 SQ FT
Horse Property for sale.
Luxury log home for sale featuring 30 wooded acres!

North Branch, Chisago County, Minnesota

Jason Walgrave , RE/MAX Advantage Plus

30.00 AC
4 BR
3 BA
4100 SQ FT
Horse Property for sale.
48+ Acre Hobby Farm in the Heart of Horse Country

Independence, Hennepin County, Minnesota

Steve and Karen Grotting , Windsong Realty

48.00 AC
4 BR
3 BA
2688 SQ FT
Horse Property for sale.
Discover the Magic of this 44 Acre Equestrian Dream Property

Independence, Hennepin County, Minnesota

Steve and Karen Grotting , Windsong Realty

44.00 AC
5 BR
7 BA
5200 SQ FT
Horse Property for sale.
Beautiful 10 acre Horse Property for Sale

Milaca, Mille Lacs County, Minnesota

Tim Possin , United Country Preferred Real Estate

10.00 AC
3 BR
2 BA
1824 SQ FT

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