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

 
$865,000
LAKE HOME ON LAKE PULASKI

Buffalo, Wright County, Minnesota


A must see if you're in the market for a lake home. Built new in 2007 and updated since 2013. Dock and boat lift stay. An extra 3 car garage, deck , patio, paver driveway and extremely gentle slope to the lake. Come and view the lake from the loft, through the vaulted great room and its expansive Andersen windows. Main floor ensuite with full handicap accessibility, along with an upper level master suite. With 5 bedrooms and 5 baths, there is room for all. Sidewalks and bike paths surround the lake and it's within walking distance from stores and entertainment.

Bruce McAlpin , Edina Realty

0.38 ACRES
5 BEDROOMS
5 BATHROOMS
4546 SQ FT
 
$1,150,000
LAKE HOME ON LAKE PULASKI

Buffalo, Wright County, Minnesota


Lake living at its finest! Beautiful & gradual sandy beach, amazing sunsets, fire pit for cool evenings, mature trees & lush landscaping. Home features authentic high-end materials throughout with many special architectural details. Enjoy family or guests in the additional 3+ stall garage (room for all the toys!) with an entertainment area encompassing the entire 2nd story. Lake Pulaski is a spring fed, extremely clean, highly recreational & sought-after lake just west of the metro area.

Bruce McAlpin , Edina Realty

0.54 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
4 BATHROOMS
4167 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
 
$540,000
LAKE FRONT HOME ON RICE LAKE

Delano, Wright County, Minnesota


One owner home on Rice Lake just south of Delano, plus all levels finished with a 4th bedroom up that could also be used exclusively as a bonus room. Asphalt driveway recently refinished and on a large quiet cul-de-sac.

Bruce McAlpin , Edina Realty

2.00 ACRES
4 BEDROOMS
4 BATHROOMS
3768 SQ FT

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