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Minnesota Real Estate

Minnesota covers 79,610 square miles (2.25% of the United States). It is famous for its lakes, having in excess of 15,000, depending on the source of the count. Much of the state is flat, having been eroded during repeated glacial periods (most recently the Wisconsin Glacier). The Minnesota portion of Lake Superior is the largest body of water in the state. Minnesota is home to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCA), as well as a number of state and county parks, most notably Itasca State Park, the source of the Mississippi River. After its rivers and lakes, Minnesota's most prominent physical feature is the Iron Range This is a range of low mountains that run across the northern part of the state. It is called the Iron Range because when discovered, it had some of the largest deposits of iron ore in the country. Although the high-grade iron ore was mostly mined out during World War II, taconite is still mined across the Iron Range. It is bordered on the north by Canada (Manitoba and Ontario), on the east by Wisconsin and Lake Superior, on the south by Iowa, and on the west by North Dakota and South Dakota. It is the northernmost of the 48 contiguous states (Alaska reaches significantly farther north), reaching to 49 23' 4" north latitude, due to a small piece of the state known as the Northwest Angle. The capital is St. Paul, which sits on the opposite bank of the Mississippi River to the largest city, Minneapolis, (together known as the Twin Cities). Other prominent cities include Duluth, St. Cloud, Mankato, Rochester (home of the world-famous Mayo Clinic), and Bloomington. The state's average elevation is 1,200 feet, with a high point at Eagle Mountain (2,301 feet) and a low at the surface of Lake Superior (602 feet) The state is famously cold in the winters, with a record low of -60 F measured at Tower, MN on February 2, 1996. Surprisingly, due to the flows of the jet stream, parts of Alaska often see relatively warm temperatures when Minnesota is experiencing extreme cold. As part of the Great Plains region, however, it also experiences warm summers, with a record high of 114 F reached in 1917 and 1936. The average temperature in January (the coldest month) is 11.2 F, and the average in the warmest month of July is 73.1 F. The average annual precipitation is 28.32 inches, with a snowfall figure of 49.6 inches.

Minnesota Real Estate Agents

For information on Real Estate in Minnesota, contact one of these Real Estate Agents.

Rochester, MN Real Estate and Homes for Sale - Lynette Bates, REALTOR. Try my online home search!

Minneapolis Real Estate - Buying or selling a home in Minneapolis, MN or the surrounding areas? Realtor, Tom Crone, can help you find your new home. As high tech, high touch Realtors we can help with all your real estate needs.

Minnesota Lake Homes - Real estate information about Twin Cities, Hennepin and Carver Counties. New homes and resale.

Jeff Lundquist and his team of Minneapolis real estate agents welcome you to I Got Real Estate.


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