2020 President

Realtor Networking: “Downtown Condo up to $800k” . . . “Anything With > 3,000 FSF by the Lakes” . . . “Emergency Election” (Huh?!?)

I Thought Realtors Weren’t Supposed to Bring Up Politics Realtors “network” (share in-person and electronically) a variety of things: upcoming listings, Buyer needs, price reductions, etc. They also canvass their colleagues for good, reliable contractors — especially if they need someone ASAP. Which explains this email in my in-box earlier today: In need of an...
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“Minnesota Nice” Misconceptions

Reticent Scandinavians Loathe to Give Offense Thanks to Senator Amy Klobuchar’s recently announced Presidential campaign — and by now, her very well-documented “bad boss” rep — the national media is having a field day with “Minnesota Nice.” Unfortunately, they’re getting it completely, even spectacularly, wrong. Here’s just one example: “‘Minnesota Nice’ is a form of...
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“Don’t Do It, Howard!!”

Is That Democrats’ Sense of Patriotism Talking? Or Their Self-Interest? [Editor’s Note: 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.] Since Starbucks’ Howard Schultz announced on 60 Minutes last Sunday that he may run...
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Minnesota Plays Host to TWO Super Bowls in 2018

Football . . . and Politics Everyone — or at least football fans — know that Minneapolis plays host to Super Bowl 52 (“LII”) on February 4 next year. So, what’s “Minnesota Super Bowl #2?” November 6, 2018. That’s when Minnesota elects two U.S. Senators and a governor, in a Midwestern state that Democrats must...
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