About Minnesota

Minnesota

One 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 together 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

 
$879,900
QUIET AND SERENE, CUSTOM BUILT AND WELL CARED FOR HOME ON LOCKE LAKE!!

Monticello, Wright County, Minnesota


Quiet and serene, custom built and well cared for home on Locke Lake. So many things make this a rare find... lakeshore within Monticello school district, close to the metro and all located on over 2 acres! Enjoy the beauty of the natural habitat and beautiful landscape, sit around the fire or the large deck and bask in the sun on the lake. Welcomed by the cozy front porch, the inside of this home highlights a gourmet kitchen with tons of storage to keep you organized, 3 bedrooms plus an office that can easily be a 4th bedroom, a master suite with a private bathroom spotlighting dual sinks and jetted tub, bright and open living room with gas fireplace and a wall of windows and a full walk out basement that's ready for your final touches. Most rooms will give amazing views of the lake to enjoy all year long. Don't miss out on this one!

Bruce McAlpin , Edina Realty

2.44 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
3 BATHROOMS
2943 SQ FT
 
$815,000
ENJOY AMAZING SUNSETS OVER LAKE CHARLOTTE!!!

Buffalo, Wright County, Minnesota


Lake Charlotte's coveted south east corner; enjoy the amazing sunsets and over 105 feet of hard bottomed super sandy lake shore and beach. This amazing property features two living spaces/homes and three garages that are all finished, insulated and heated. This is a rare property with room to grow or to add your finishing touches to make it that "special" estate style property. Imagine sitting around the campfire yet this summer enjoying the sun, the sound of the waves, the cry of the loons, enjoying the lakeside sauna or just grilling out!

Bruce McAlpin , Edina Realty

0.56 ACRES
3 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
1568 SQ FT
 
$299,900
Imagine your dream home here!

Two Harbors, Lake County, Minnesota


Your dream home would love me!! A note from me, the land: I have been surveyed and enjoy the different views of Lake Superior everyday. Some days the waves are so big I feel like they are going to come up and touch me, but I am just high enough that I am safe! I have the ability to be connected to the shared sewer and the neighbors drilled well so that will save my new homeowner a lot of costs! The great people from the HOA plow so you can access me year round. We all share the land in this great HOA and there is a pretty awesome ladder that cranks up and down (so the waves don't destroy it) and all the people get to use it to access the beach and have a bonfire by the water in the moonlight or explore in the caves down below me! I also have lots of wildlife friends that would welcome you to the neighborhood. Excited to meet you! Your friend the Land

Susan Bott , RE/MAX Prodigy

0.34 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$910,000
Exceptional custom built / designed home on Lake Pulaski

Buffalo, Wright County, Minnesota


Exceptional custom built/designed home on one of the areas finest spring fed lakes - Lake Pulaski. This home has a contemporary feel, with prairie style and Frank Loyd Wright influences, which flows throughout each room. Highlighting a serene setting, lake facing rooms, unique cantilevered deck, screened in porch, quiet cul-de-sac, mature trees, walk-out basement, and much more that makes this a must see to believe property.

Bruce McAlpin , Edina Realty

0.35 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
4 BATHROOMS
3782 SQ FT
 
$215,000
LAKE SHORE LOT ON RUSH LAKE

Clear Lake, Sherburne County, Minnesota


This lot is located at lot four, block four. This lot currently has a septic system on it that will be abandoned. 41 lots total in this new acreage development, including 4 lakeshore lots on Rush Lake. Final covenants and recorded plat will be complete soon. Please call for additional information. Bring your builders!

Bruce McAlpin , Edina Realty

1.66 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$185,000
LAKE SHORE LOT ON RUSH LAKE

Clear Lake, Sherburne County, Minnesota


This lot is located at lot 3, block two. 41 lots total in this new acreage development, including 4 lakeshore lots on Rush Lake. Final covenants and recorded plat will be complete soon. Please call for additional information. Bring your builders!

Bruce McAlpin , Edina Realty

2.30 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$200,000
LAKE SHORE LOT ON RUSH LAKE

Clear Lake, Sherburne County, Minnesota


This lot is located on lot two, block two. Lot currently has a septic system on it that will be abandoned. 41 lots total in this new acreage development, including 4 lakeshore lots on Rush Lake. Final covenants and recorded plat will be complete soon. Please call for additional information. Bring your builders!

Bruce McAlpin , Edina Realty

2.64 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$200,000
LAKE SHORE LOT ON RUSH LAKE

Clear Lake, Sherburne County, Minnesota


This property is located on lot one, block two. 41 lots total in this new acreage development, including 4 lakeshore lots on Rush Lake. Final covenants and recorded plat will be complete soon. Please call for additional information. Bring your builders!

Bruce McAlpin , Edina Realty

2.78 ACRES
- BEDROOMS
- BATHROOMS
- SQ FT
 
$774,900

SOLD

REMARKABLE, CUSTOM - BUILT HOME ON DESIRED LAKE PULASKI!

Buffalo, Wright County, Minnesota


Remarkable, custom built, Lake Pulaski property with recent updates that make this a can't miss home! Enjoy your summers on the water with the amazing beach, dock, boat lift, and hot tub that are all included. The tuck under garage has been converted into a den, but could be changed back into usable garage space if desired. The deck, patio, beach-front and landscaping are memorable features that will make your friends and family be in awe! The neighborhood features a city playground, private boat landing, additional beach and picnic area. Great place to watch the endless 4th of July fireworks displays. Enjoy waking up to the incredible views from the west facing windows and sitting on the huge deck in the evenings as you watch the sun go down on those warm summer nights!

Bruce McAlpin , Edina Realty

0.19 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
4 BATHROOMS
4312 SQ FT
 
$449,500

SOLD

HARD TO FIND LAKE HOME IN MONTICELLO

Monticello, Wright County, Minnesota


Don’t miss out on this lake home with gorgeous views of Cedar Lake! This well-kept, nicely updated rambler highlights a fenced in yard, park like yard/landscaping on over an acre, natural woodwork throughout, and screen porch off of the master bedroom. Enjoy the amazing sunsets viewed off of the large deck overlooking the lake. Great fishing!

Bruce McAlpin , Edina Realty

1.10 ACRES
2 BEDROOMS
2 BATHROOMS
1832 SQ FT

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