The last time I visited Indianapolis — on a business trip more than 25 years ago — I experienced an earthquake.

At the time, though, it seemed like something had exploded in the basement of the Airport Hilton, where I was staying.

Only the next day did news accounts make clear that there in fact had been a 4.2 earthquake some 80 miles to the west in Illinois, which — due to Midwestern bedrock — made itself known in Indianapolis as a mysterious, explosion-like sound.

So, I suppose it should come as no shock that — visiting Indianapolis this weekend for a wedding — the city has been inundated by Hurricane Isaac (or at least the still-formidable remnants of it).

All this while Minneapolis is basking in a glorious, bone-dry Labor Day Weekend (mid-80’s and sunny, my family reports).

Go figure . . .

About the author

Ross Kaplan has 19+ years experience selling real estate all over the Twin Cities. He is also a 12-time consecutive "Super Real Estate Agent," as determined by Mpls. - St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business Magazine. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Ross was an attorney (corporate law), CPA, and entrepreneur. He holds an economics degree from Stanford.

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