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The Mendota Heights Condo with 7,400(!) Square Feet: Sum of Parts > Whole?

Sub(Divide) and Conquer If it could be done easily and profitably . . . somebody already would have done it.” –Ross Kaplan’s 2nd Law of Real Estate Development. [Note to Readers: The views expressed here are solely those of Ross Kaplan, and do not represent Edina Realty, Berkshire Hathaway, or any other entity referenced. If you...
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The Story Behind SouthDALE, RoseDALE, RidgeDALE, etc. — plus HarMar Mall in Roseville

Twin Cities Real Estate Trivia Today’s Star Tribune has a terrific story explaining how Southdale, Rosedale, etc. came by their (locally) famous suffixes. See, “Why Do So Many Twin Cities Mall Names End in ‘Dale’? Meanwhile, yours truly knows the answer to an even more obscure question: “How did Roseville’s HarMar Mall get its name?” Answer:...
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“You Saw It Here First” Dept.

Explaining That Déjà Vu Feeling Reading the Star Tribune At Just 425 Square Feet, Tiny House Near Cedar Lake Hits Market for $400K.” –Star Tribune (Oct. 12, 2020). “Tiny House” Multiple Choice: How Much for This 1922 Minneapolis Home with 1 Bedroom/1 Bath, 400 FSF?” –City Lakes Blog (Oct. 3, 2020). Great minds think alike,...
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“Congress Should be Able to Work Remotely” (I said, almost 30(!) years ago)

“Better Late Than Never” Dept. “Congress, Come Home: Faxes Can Do the Talking on Capitol Hill”** –Ross Kaplan, Star Tribune Op-Ed page (1993). OK, so I got the part about faxes wrong: today’s technology, including Zoom, FaceTime, and streaming video, positively blows away fax machines. And, I didn’t anticipate the health and safety reason (i.e.,...
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Star Tribune Overnight Weather Forecast: “Partly Sunny Between 3 a.m. and 6 a.m.”

Minnesota may be far north — but it’s not “above-the-Arctic Circle north.” And, it’s still only late March, not June 21, when the local sunrise is 5:27 a.m. (vs. 7 a.m. now). All of which is why the Star Tribune may want to consider substituting a “moon” image for a “sun” in their overnight weather forecast...
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Star Tribune Copies(?) City Lakes Blog

You Read It Here First!, or “Imitation is the Sincerest Form of Flattery” (Still) Hmmm, is the Star Tribune getting home profile ideas from this blog? You be the judge: Here’s the Star Tribune’s headline: “$1.95M Minnetrista Home is Car Lover’s Dream with 16 Garage Stalls, Plus ‘Safari Room.'” –Star Tribune (12/9/19). Now, here’s mine,...
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