Twin Cities Real Estate Blog

Wildcatting Minnesota Oil -- Boom or Bust?

The Minnesota Oil Boom was sparked by a Missouri mining engineer visiting his doctor in Rochester in 1923. In between treatments, he whiled away the time “going up the country,” touring the surrounding landscape. He confided to his doctor that he liked the “lay of the land,” and that many of the geologic formations resembled oil field operations out West.

The engineer must have been particularly persuasive because soon a local realtor joined them to form a wildcatting syndicate called the Rochester Oil and Development Company. The plan was to enlist 25 wealthy, local...

Movie Review -- Rami Malek Shines as Freddie Mercury in 'Bohemian Rhapsody'

Biopics tend to go one of two ways. Either they’re a pivotal moment in the subject’s life that’s explored in depth, or it’s a collection of vignettes that are strung together as close to a traditional film narrative as possible to tell a full life story. Personally, I prefer the former to the latter, since we as the audience get to fully immerse in a chapter of history and discover more of the (hopefully not fabricated) behind the scenes build up to the events and stories that are the entire reason for a biopic in the first place.

Having said that, if anyone is going to tell...