About This Place
Minnesota Lake is a city in Blue Earth and Faribault counties in the U.S. state of Minnesota. The population was 687 at the 2010 census. The bulk of the city is in Faribault County; only a small part extends into Blue Earth County. Minnesota Lake was first called Marples in 1858 after an early settler of the area. It was later changed to Minnesota Lake in 1866.
The small Blue Earth County portion of Minnesota Lake is part of the Mankato–Metropolitan Statistical Area.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.1 square miles (5.4 km²), of which, 1.6 square miles (4.1 km²) of it is land and 0.5 square miles (1.3 km²) of it (23.67%) is water.