Why North Central Minnesota

The rolling grasslands of the expansive great plains, the rich and variegated northern Boreal forests, the sparkling crystal waters of glacial lakes and their tributaries—these are the iconic landscapes of the American upper Midwest. And here in Region 5, all three of these landscapes connect in a region of stunning beauty.


aerial imageBut there’s more than meets the eye, here in North Central Minnesota. Our communities are thriving and connected, with outdoor and cultural amenities that speak to the unique delights of life here: Lakeside resorts that conjure the timeless pleasures of nature… Local farmers’ markets resplendent with fresh food… Art galleries with exhibits to challenge and stimulate your creativity… No wonder our region is a destination for so many travelers!

And it’s a destination that more and more people are calling home, thanks to our good schools, quality healthcare, and abundant jobs—from high-tech to heavy industry.

We’re delighted that you’re interested in learning more.

 

Welcome to Region 5 — and The Good Life

Located at the heart of Minnesota’s 10,000 lakes, Region 5 is a destination for recreation, industry, and employment.

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