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Alexandria, located in the heart of West Central Minnesota, has breathtaking clear blue lakes, serene countryside, and a rapidly growing community. Hard-working residents, close-knit communities, and scenic countryside are some of the area’s unique characteristics. The 2021 census reported 13,705 residents living in Alexandria.
Fergus Falls, located in west central Minnesota, is a picturesque town with clean lakes and wooded areas. The city is located in Otter Tail County, has a total area of about 15 square miles, and is near the North Dakota border. Family-oriented communities and small, yet serene landscapes are some of the area’s unique characteristics. The 2021 census reported 14,119 residents living in Fergus Falls.
Nobles County is located in southwestern Minnesota and is part of the Buffalo Ridge geological structure. A significant amount of Nobles County's historical character is preserved, while the county has evolved into a remarkably diverse community. The 2021 census reported 22,183 residents living in Nobles County.
Houston County, located in southeastern Minnesota, has picturesque landscapes, historic towns, and farmland. Hard-working residents, close-knit communities, and stunning scenery are some of its unique characteristics. The 2021 census reported 18,778 residents living in Houston County.
Ortonville is a city in Big Stone County at the southern tip of Big Stone Lake, along the border of South Dakota. The community has many strong features including an amazing 18-hole golf course,
booming lake economy, hometown feel, top scale health care system, and real estate opportunities that are growing every day.
City of Warren
Warren is in the Northwest corner of Minnesota, named for Charles H. Warren, a railroad official. With a population of 1,600 residents, agriculture continues to hold a predominate role in its local economy.
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