[Note to Readers: The views expressed here are solely those of Ross Kaplan, and do not represent Edina Realty, Berkshire Hathaway (“Berkshire”), or any other entity referenced. Edina Realty is a subsidiary of Berkshire.]

Boarded up: Minneapolis braces for the jury’s verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial.

George Floyd . . . the Derek Chauvin trial (and now, jury deliberations) . . . Daunte Wright . . . and — as of last night — Walter Mondale.

With the possible exception of the two Super Bowls hosted locally and the aftermath of George Floyd’s murder last May, it’s likely that Minnesota has never loomed larger in the nation (and world’s) consciousness.

My two sentiments: 1) healing begins with holding Derek Chauvin legally accountable for George Floyd’s death; and 2) the sooner Minnesota goes back to being “flyover country” . . . the better.

Walter “Fritz” Mondale (1928-2021).

P.S.: Jimmy Carter is right: Walter Mondale will go down as the best Vice President in U.S. history.

Mr. Mondale was also an honorable, decent, long-serving public servant; tireless civil rights advocate; political mentor to Senator Amy Klobuchar and many others; and — last but not least — husband, father, and grandfather.

See also, “Minneapolis Waits for Dark“; “Needed: “Minnesota Miracle 2.0″*“; “Election Semantics: Finishing Second vs. “Failing”; and “Top 10” New Names for Minneapolis’ Lake Calhoun.”

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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