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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 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.
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.
Equestrian Boarding Business with 3 Bedroom Home!

Stillwater, Washington County, Minnesota

Extremely rare opportunity only minutes from Stillwater in the country on this 48+ acre estate running a lucrative equestrian boarding business with 4 bedroom main level living home on property! Full cross-country course for all levels with a water complex. Many trails on property and access to The Gateway Trail & Pine Point Park.

Matt Wright , EXP Realty

48.19 ACRES
2148 SQ FT
Horse Property for sale.
Nowthen Farm

Anoka, Anoka County, Minnesota

BRING THE HORSES!! This stunning rambler is nestled on over 20+ acs & is loaded w/all the features you have come to expect. (Subject to lot split) This gorgeous home boasts upgrades galore. Nothing was spared in the design & construction! Enjoy a main flr Owners ste w/whirlpool tub, walk-in tiled shower & huge walk-in closet, spacious gourmet kitchen w/granite tops, formal dining area, cozy sun room, huge walk-in pantry & fin laundry. Lower level ideal for entertaining with a full size wet bar, separate spa room, w/out to large patio, BR, flex rm & full BA. The 54x120 pole bldg offers 4 Drive-in bays, 15 ft ceilings, brand new blacktop driveway, floor drains in garage, horse barn & pole bldg, Wirsbo heated floors EVERYWHERE, spray foam walls & ceiling, Anderson windows, high efficiency Stefface furnace, fenced in pasture area for horses w/loafing shed plus a 4 stall horse barn that adjoins cold storage/riding area. Room for all the toys and perfect setup for home business

Jon D. Jondahl , Re/Max Results

20.00 ACRES
4718 SQ FT
Horse Property for sale.
Exquisite home for sale in an equestrian community!

Minnetrista, Hennepin County, Minnesota

Floor to ceiling windows in the luxurious living room offers a view like no other of nature's beautiful landscape. Hand-carved end caps on the built-in cabinetry surrounding this one of 3 fireplaces are absolutely stunning. Granite countertops add beauty to the gourmet kitchen complete with top-notch stainless steel appliances, high top counter seating at the huge breakfast bar, a center island, Cherry woodwork, and a built-in buffet or coffee bar. The view from this room is unbelievable. A 2nd staircase adjacent to the kitchen leads to the upper-level rooms for ultimate privacy. Slate steps lead to the huge paver patio complete with a hot tub, crackling fire pit, and room to roam. Chris Fritch Team Keller Williams Classic Realty 763-746-3997

Chris Fritch , Keller Williams Classic Realty

1.50 ACRES
5834 SQ FT
Horse Property for sale.
Horse Lovers delight!! Great 10 Acre / 10 Stall horse farm

Glencoe, McLeod County, Minnesota

check out this 10 acre hobby farm that features a 10 stall horse barn with a tack room and cleaning station. Attached to the horse barn is a 54' x144' enclosed ridding arena, the property also features a outdoor riding arena. the majority of the pasture fencing is oak rail. there is plenty of storage with a 40x80 machine shed, 32x44 loafing shed, classic dairy barn with a new steel roof and old fashion grainery

Brian O'Donnell , Priority One Metrowest Realty

10.00 ACRES
2270 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.

Tim Possin , United Country Preferred Real Estate

10.00 ACRES
1824 SQ FT

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