Traffic “Checkmate”: Trying — Unsuccessfully — to Avoid Highway 100 Gridlock

Twin Cities Rush Hour Drivers:  “%#!&!#$!” How bad is rush hour (or any hour) traffic in the vicinity of Highway 100 road construction in St. Louis Park these days? Bad enough to evoke the existential play, “No Exit” — and to seriously steam me and doubtless thousands of other Twin Cities drivers. 0-for-5 Trying to...
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Target’s West Campus off 394: Not Your Average “Fixer By the Lakes” (Hint: Value is in the Land)

Tax Assessed Value:  $15 Million; Market Value:  ??? Where:  3701 Wayzata Blvd. near border of Minneapolis, Golden Valley, and St. Louis Park. What:  Nine-story, 400,000 square foot office building and 24 surrounding acres in an unparalleled setting close to city lakes, 394, and downtown Minneapolis. Who:  owned by Target. When:  for sale this Fall. How...
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Friends, GPS’s, and Jumping Off Bridges

Led Astray By Still-Fallible Technology “If all your friends all jumped off a bridge . . . would you, too??” –Moms to their kids, circa 1970. “Never ask a question that you don’t already know the answer to.” –Advice to trial lawyers cross-examining witnesses. Once upon a time, Mothers countered foolish, me-too behavior in their...
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