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A Fisherman's Paradise

Todd County’s Story

Todd County is situated in the geographical center of Minnesota. It is part of the transitional area where "the eastern forest meets the western prairie". The total land area is approximately 631,280 acres with over 27,000 acres of lakes.

The county was established by the Minnesota Territorial Legislature in February of 1856. At the time, Todd County extended east to the Mississippi River. Fort Ripley was in the original county. Young John Baines Smith Todd, a first cousin of First-Lady-to-be Mary Todd Lincoln, was in command of the Fort at that time. In keeping with the custom of the times, counties were named for prominent people, and Captain Todd lent his name to the new county. When Minnesota became a state in 1858, the county lines were changed with the land west of a line straight south of the junction of the Crow Wing and Long Prairie Rivers remaining in Todd County. The land east of that line became Morrison County. By 1867, the county was fully organized and those boundaries have remained as such for 125 years.

As early as 1845, Long Prairie was the site of the Winnebago Indian Agency. The Winnebago Indians were brought here to serve as a buffer between the Dakota and the Ojibway nations. The Agency continued to operate in Todd County until the mid-1850's when the Winnebago Indians were relocated to the Blue Earth area.

In 1871, John P. Tweed, a trustee of the Long Prairie Land Company, gave a full block to Todd County. The consideration for this transfer stated "that the same shall be used for permanent County buildings". The Todd County Courthouse was built in 1883 and the first jail was built in 1900 and was used until 1985. Construction for a new jail facility was started in July of 1984. Ground was broke for a new Court Facility in June of 1995, now known as the Government Center and Law Enforcement/Detention Center. Annex I was built in 1964 and Annex II was constructed in 1978 with an addition built in 1990. These buildings are all located on the original specified site.

Today, Todd county is truly a fisherman's (or fisherwoman's) paradise. There are 303 protected water bodies in the DNR's Protected Waters Inventory for Todd County, most of which are home to numerous species of game and panfish of all shapes, designs, sizes and beauty.

Todd County is also known in modern folklore and naturalist enthusiasts for the Lake Wobegon Trail. The Todd County portion of the trail is 7.6 miles long and extends east from Osakis through West Union and south to the Stearns County line. Project construction was completed in June 2006. Stearns County expects to be constructing the rest of the trail, connecting Sauk Centre, in 2007. Once the connection is completed the trail system will be one of the longest blacktopped and off road bike and pedestrian trails in our nation, approximately 125 miles long. The Osakis Visitors Center is located adjacent to the trail in downtown Osakis, with visitor parking available. In West Union the trail passes through their downtown City Park, also with visitor parking available.

For more information on activities in and around Todd County, Minnesota, visit:

Todd County Homes and Real Estate

It’s not surprising, then, that homes, cabins and properties in and around Todd County, Minnesota are highly prized and sell quick. Some of the area’s finest homes, frontage properties, retirement and other special feature homes – in a variety of attractive sizes and styles - are likely available at the right price right now.

Todd County, Minnesota real estate includes a wide variety of homes for sale, condos for sale, water access properties (waterfront, bay or lake view), active adult communities, hobby farms and executive properties. With Dorothy and Glen Reiner as their real estate partner, real estate buyers and sellers, alike, can rest assured they’ll find the real estate solution they’ve been looking for.

Sellers who have been in the area for a while know our reputation for knowledgeable advice, enthusiastic service, creative marketing and professional networking. We mine every source for suitable properties so you can feel at ease that your search will produce the right kind of property for you.

For buyers new to the area, Dorothy and Glen Reiner will provide the specialized services you deserve: a strong work ethic, personal real estate expertise to help define your needs, help with selecting and securing standard financing for your purchase, special technology, constant communication throughout the transaction, and more. Our recognized expertise, professionalism and commitment to customer satisfaction has made us the choice of many previous home buyers to help guide their search, from existing homes for sale, properties for sale, lots, vacant land, new construction, 55-plus and retirement communities, investment properties, waterfront, golf and recreational properties, all the way to luxury villas, estates and executive homes.

So when you're ready to buy or sell real estate in or around Todd County, Minnesota, please let Dorothy and Glen Reiner help you purchase the home or property of your dreams. Contact Dorothy and Glen Reiner today!

Other nearby communities have similar real estate characteristics as Todd County and may also be of interest to you in your home search. Please feel free to ask Dorothy and Glen Reiner about homes for sale, lakeside/riverside properties and other real estate listings for nearby communities, such as Alexandria, Miltona, Osakis, Glenwood, Starbuck, Parkers Prairie, Hoffman, Brainerd, Whitefish Chain, Detroit Lakes, Battle Lake, Brandon, Sauk Centre, Carlos, Spicer, Willmar, Ashby, Douglas County, Todd County, Stevens County, Pope County, Grant County, Lake Le Homme Dieu, Lake Carlos, Lake Darling, Lake Miltona, Lake Ida, Lake Geneva, Lake Victoria, Lake Latoka, Lake Minnewaska, Pelican Lake, Lobster Lake, Lake Chippewa, Maple Lake, Lake Mary, Otter Tail County, Lake Reno, Lake Cowdry, Alexandria Chain of Lakes, Gull Lake and much more.

Learn more about Todd County, Minnesota…

Todd County, MN (official website)
View Todd County, MN Area Jobs
Todd County, MN on Wikipedia.com
Todd County, MN on epodunk
The State of Minnesota

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