A Salute to St. Michael Minnesota

Real Estate Agent with Sabinske & Associates, Inc. (Albertville, St. Michael)

St. Michael was incorporated as a city in 1890 .  You can see many of the old photographs in businesses around town.  St. Michael was originally a village in central Frankfort, Minnesota ,which was started by Germans, but later became its own town in 1934. Frankfort was a combination of present-day Albertville, Minnesota, Hanover, Minnesota, and St. Michael, Minnesota. 






St. Michael is centrally located between St. Cloud and Minneapolis along Interstate 94, which provides easy access to the Twin Cities and a variety of Minnesota's northern recreational areas.


St. Michael's rural feel, convenient location, good schools and abundant parks, lakes and natural resources, make it a great place to live and work.


There are still spots where you can find vestiges of the Big Woods, too, and one of our elementary schools is named for that part of our history. 


Big Woods refers to a type of temperate hardwood forest ecoregion found in western Wisconsin and south-central Minnesota.   "Big Woods" is a direct translation of the name given to the region by French explorers: Grand Bois.


The Big Woods would have once covered 5,000 square miles (13,000 km2) in a diagonal strip 100 miles (160 km) long and 40 miles (64 km) wide. Today most of this region has been cleared for agriculture and urban development. Remnant and secondary stands of Big Woods remain in parks and other protected areas.


Interstate 94 and Minnesota State Highway 241 are two of the main arterial routes in the city.  The city currently has a population of 16,399, according to the 2010 Census.


School Information: 


St. Michael is part of St. Michael-Albertville Independent School District # 885.   The St. Michael-Albertville school colors are royal blue and gold, and the mascot is the Knight. The school district consists of seven schools and two ALP academies The seven schools are St. Michael-Albertville High School (Grades 9-12), St. Michael-Albertville Middle School East (Grades 5-8), St. Michael-Albertville Middle School West (Grades 5-8), St. Michael Elementary School (Grades 1-4), Fieldstone Elementary School (Grades 1-4), Big Woods Elementary School (Grades 1-4), and Albertville Primary School (Kindergarten). The two academies are the Page Academy (Middle School alternative) and the Knights' Academy (High School alternative). There is also a private Catholic School for grades K-7 (with 8th grade to be added in 2012) in St. Michael.


If you would like more information about the City which is a great place to live, just contact me at mclaughlinhomes@gmail.com.

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Suzanne McLaughlin

Sabinske & Associates, Inc.    

When you need to buy or sell in St. Michael or Albertville Minnesota, or anywhere in Wright County, Sherburne County or Anoka County or Hennepin County, give me a call! 


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Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS, Broker
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
Arizona's Top Banana of Real Estate!

Suzanne this is a great history and localism post!  I did't know this stuff!  I can't wait to come through St Michale on my way to visit family in St Cloud!

Apr 17, 2012 08:19 AM #1
Ron Marshall
Marshall Enterprises - Saint Michael, MN
Birdhouse Builder Extraordinaire

There are things in here I didn't know, too, and I live here.  Nice shot of the Highlands, by the way. 

Apr 17, 2012 08:27 AM #2
Ronald DiLalla
Century 21 Discovery DRE 01813824 - Anaheim, CA
No. Orange Cty Real Estate

Hi Suzanne, thanks for the history of your community and for sharing with us in ActiveRain Land.

Apr 17, 2012 08:31 AM #3
Hannah Williams
Re/Max Eastern inc. - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818

Great localism post and history of this community I really enjoyed reading this

Apr 17, 2012 08:39 AM #4
John McCormack
Albuquerque Homes Realty * www.AlbuquerqueHomes.com - Albuquerque, NM
AlbuquerqueHomes.com, Albuquerque Homes Realty

Hi Suzanne,

St. Michael, Minnesota sounds like a great place to live!  Rich in history for sure. 


Apr 17, 2012 08:42 AM #5
Don Sabinske
Don Sabinske, Sabinske & Associates Inc. - Zimmerman, MN
Sabinske & Associates Inc.

Now, that was a nice spotlight on your town.  You should focus more on St. Michael and Albertville and less on day spas.

Apr 17, 2012 08:46 AM #6
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I remember this area as farm fields.  Now, hardly even a garden.

Apr 17, 2012 08:58 AM #7
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Great localism post. I'll have to take a lesson from you. I can't wait to visit. I want to see the headwaters of the Mississippi. I grew up on that mightly river in Illinois.

Apr 17, 2012 10:18 AM #8
Michael Jacobs
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393

Suzanne -- a rural feel, good schools and convenient -- St Michael offers so much and Suzanne McLaughlin can share her real estate knowledge of the area too!

Apr 17, 2012 10:59 PM #9
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


What a lovely description of your town.  I was able to figure out where it was from the old maps in my head from Minnesota.  Anyone looking for a home in St. Michael's should not hesitate to contact you, pronto! A

Apr 18, 2012 02:55 AM #10
Robert Bob Gilbert
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties - Katy, TX
Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert

Hi Suzanne,

Very good write up about St. Michael. I was unsure exactly where st Michael was until I just read your blog. This blog should be useful to folks who are relocating to your area. As Ron & Alexandra said above anyone wanting real estate help in your area needs to call you.

Apr 18, 2012 03:08 AM #11
Suzanne McLaughlin
Sabinske & Associates, Inc. (Albertville, St. Michael) - Saint Michael, MN
Sabinske & Associates, Realtor

That photo was taken last July.  Everyone always says my exterior shots are amazing, and they think that I photoshop them.  I don't.  I am just so lucky to pick great days to do photo shoots.

Apr 18, 2012 05:49 AM #12
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