June 13, 2012

“Interesting” vs. “I-n-t-e-r-e-s-t-i-n-g”

Translating “Minnesota Nice” I’ve got to remind myself when I work with out-of-town Buyers — I have three such clients at the moment — that outside of Minnesota, “interesting” actually can mean “interesting.” As in “unique” (in a good way), “provocative,” or “stimulating.” When Minnesotans say it — especially in the context of house-hunting, and they enunciate...
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Gas Price Pop Today in Twin Cities

Retail Gas Gauge If you want to track the spot price of a barrel of oil in world markets, you could monitor various Web sites that specialize in commodities. Or . . . you could just watch the gas lines at Costco. When they’re inexplicably long, mid-day –as they are now — you know that...
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North Dakota, Property Tax Trend Setter?

“If at First You Don’t Succeed . . . “ Maybe they’ll try again. That’s my reaction to the news that North Dakota voters overwhelmingly rejected a constitutional amendment yesterday that would have eliminated that state’s property tax. To be fair, energy-rich (and financially flush) North Dakota is in a better position than most states...
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