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Self-described as a “rural gem” in the midst of an extensive metropolis, Independence, Minnesota is a small town located west of the Twin Cities metro. With a population of just over 3,600, Independence embodies a small-town feel while still being considered a city. It’s large, 34.56 square mile area forms a square with the cities… Read more »

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At one point, the area of Independence, Minnesota was comprised of nothing more than woods, lakes, streams, and the occasional open space. The only inhabitants were the Dakota Indians, and they made use of the woods and water by providing themselves with plenty of game. However, all of this changed as a result of the… Read more »

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Independence, Minnesota is a city located west of the Twin Cities metro area. Encompassing a land area of 34.56 acres with only 3,700 residents, Independence has ample room set aside for parks, and open spaces. Residents enjoy the following parks in and around Independence: Tamarack Park: Tamarack Park is one of three parks located within… Read more »

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Depending on where you live within the city of Independence, Minnesota can be split up into four different school district. The most common two are the districts in Orono and Westonka. Westonka public schools includes a preschool, two elementary schools, a middle, and high school. These schools are known for having small-school advantages, but big-school opportunities…. Read more »

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The city of Greenfield, Minnesota is located northwest of the Twin Cities metro area. A rural town of about 3,000 residents, Greenfield offers residents lots of open space and a small-town community. Residents enjoy the quiet atmosphere and peaceful community that the city provides. While the community is not altogether very busy or active, there… Read more »

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The city of Corcoran is largely undeveloped. While not containing many parks, there is ample open space available all throughout the city. Residents who are desiring to visit an established park can visit the Corcoran Community Park, or one of many parks in the surrounding cities.   Corcoran Community Park: The Corcoran Community Park is… Read more »

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