Twin Cities Real Estate Blog

Minnesota Vikings to Better Accommodate Nursing Mothers


For those of you mothers that are nursing your babies, finding a place with some privacy is tricky at sporting events. Often, you have to breastfeed or pump your breast milk in the women’s rest room or if you don’t want to have to deal with taking care of your baby at the game, staying at home. But, the Minnesota Vikings are going to change that. It was announced recently on the Vikings Website that the...

Hopkins' Coffey Chooses Gophers

Amir Coffey The top basketball recruit in Minnesota announced his intentions to become a Gopher in a press conference Monday afternoon.
"It just felt right," Coffey said. "It felt like I was supposed to be there and it felt like home."
An ESPN 100 recruit and Scout's 41st best prospect in the nation, Coffey was forced to sit out much of last season after sustaining an ACL tear. The 6-foot-7, 195 pound guard showed the skills before the injury to possibly vault him towards the position of a top-25 player. His time at Hopkins also included the 2013-14 state AAAA championship (and this buzzer-beater) while...

Gopher Fans Ride the Rails of Time

Como Harriet Minn Transport Museum

It was almost midnight September 2nd as thousands of Gopher football fans streamed to the Green Line rail platforms. Metro Transit lined up trains like cord wood. Not that the riders minded the short wait. An orange crescent moon presided over a glorious summer night and temps were still in the mid-seventies. Indeed, the sound of the train horns could easily lead the mind to wander and reminisce: Were we dreaming or did this scene happen before? There certainly were a lot of clues to think it had.
1. Echoes of Twin City Rapid Transit (TCRT)

Movie Review -- 'Black Mass' Shows Depp at His Best


Spanning more than a decade of chronological narrative time, the ambitious Black Mass stars Johnny Depp as James “Whitey” Bulger, the notorious Southie professional criminal turned Boston kingpin of the 1970s and ‘80s. His decades old tenure as being one of America’s most wanted was recently terminated several years ago when the FBI finally located him in Santa Monica, California. Black Mass is set within a sparse frame story: a series of FBI testimonials given by Bulger’s underlings after he fled Boston, which serve...

Edina's Mardy Fish Retires from Professional Tennis

Wednesday at the U.S. Open in Flushing Meadows, New York, the world said goodbye to Mardy Fish as a professional tennis player. Minnesota tennis fans were especially affected by Fish's decision because of his upbringing in the area. Fish grew up in Edina and learned to play tennis in Minnesota before moving to Boca Raton, Florida for his last few years of high school. He is an avid Minnesota Vikings fan (even blowing the Gjallarhorn in 2008). In the first round of this year's U.S. Open, Fish was able...

Wanderlust: My Seven Wonders to the Pacific Northwest


For most of my life I have had this desire to live anywhere besides Minnesota. No offense to Minnesota or anything, but I have this feeling that I wasn’t meant to live in the Midwest my whole life. I told friends and family about this dream for as long as I can remember; so I think the decision to actually do it at the age of 26 was a soft blow to them. For the past three years I have resided in the great city of Minneapolis. It felt like home. But, that strange feeling of wanderlust was still in the back of my mind. So, after many months of talk, I quit my nine to five job, notified the landlord of the beautiful apartment I lived in (very sad about leaving this apartment behind),...