Smart Meters Coming to Minneapolis

I can't tell you the number of times I have been driving in Minneapolis trying to find a parking spot that doesn't have a coin meter because I forgot to bring quarters to feed the machine. It never fails that I then have no choice but to park with a meter, and pray I can be

Spoon Gets It’s Cherry Back

On Friday, the art piece "Spoon and Cherry" at the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, got its cherry back, after a few days of getting a new paint job. I took this photo yesterday, which was hard considering the amount of photographers there and prom goers.

Tea Parties and the Media Discrace

I have to say, it is really disappointing that in today's society, only certain people are allowed to voice their opinions in opposition. After watching the news clip I have included below, of a CNN reporter cutting off a demonstrator who is just trying to point out why he is there, I have to say

Who are the Next Businesses to Fail?

I just read an interesting article which predicts the next 15 companies that could likely fail in 2009. While some of them are no big surprise, like Chrysler, who should have failed decades ago, or Blockbuster, who has been struggling ever since online video rentals have taken off (I am an avid Netflix fan), some

Minnehaha Falls Getting a Face Lift

Starting this month, one of my favorite areas in Minneapolis will begin a year long process of getting a much needed face lift. Minnehaha Falls, located in Minnehaha Park, has been famous every since Henry Wadsworth Longfellow made the falls famous a century ago by writing the poem "The Song of Hiawatha". Visitors, like those

Another One Bites the Dust

Looks like another local fraudulent figure in the real estate world has been taken down, being sentenced to federal prison on Tuesday.Molly L. Heise, of Chaska, was sentenced to six years or money-laundering in which she stole more than $2.5 million from the clients of her real estate closing company, Profile Title and Escrow. Her

Some People are Worried

As Northwest and Delta praise their merger, residents of Minnesota are a little worried of what is really going to happen. Many home owners that live near the airport and are employed by Northwest are awaiting to see what is going to happen to their jobs. While Northwest and Delta claim that more jobs are

The Will of the People?

There has been a battle brewing the last few weeks on whether the local metro counties would approve an increase in the state sales tax by 25 cents. The additional funds would go to development of new rail lines and bus transitways.This week, the final three counties voted, and approved to increase the sales tax

Unsticking the Wheel of Real Estate

People are depressed this winter. Not only has the sun been mostly non-existent , but the negative press about the woes of the housing market have done little to brighten Minnesota residents spirits.But I have to say that the last two weeks have been extremely busy. It seems like someone has opened the barn doors