September 2015

There are 4 blog entries for September 2015.


A couple of news notes for you and some events coming up we hope you won’t miss.

From one big box to another

Walmart moved out of the Village of Blaine for their new, larger store and now we find out at At Home, another big-box store (this one featuring home décor and furnishings) will be moving in. First, though, architects will be drawing up plans for a remodeling project for the 105,000 square-foot store set to open next summer.

MnPASS in Blaine

So, is Blaine going to get a MnPASS lane? Minnesota’s Department of Transportation (MnDOT) is looking into the possibility of installing the lane from Highway 36 in Roseville to our very own Lexington Avenue.

Yes, we do have enough road work going on right now to last a lifetime but this

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Typically, when the number of home sales increases and the number of new listings decreases, our first thought is that prices must surely have gone up. I mean, it’s supply and demand at work and clearly, if fewer homes are on the market and those that are on the market sell quickly, supply is outpacing demand.

Oddly, the Blaine housing market is bucking conventional wisdom.

Our local MLS releases its market statistics a month behind, so although these statistics are from June, 2015, they are considered the most recent numbers.

New Listings in Blaine

In a word: there aren’t any. Well, not when comparing the numbers from last August to this; we had 8.2 percent fewer home listings. Last month we saw an increase in this number but it and the

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So, are you tired of TV’s summer doldrums yet? If you’re like us, you’ve even exhausted the good options streamed on Netflix and Amazon. Have no fear, old favorites such as “The Walking Dead” and “The Big Bang Theory” will be returning in the fall, but we will also have some all new shows to enjoy. We’ve picked out a half dozen of those that looked the most intriguing to share with you.


Whether the show succeeds or not, you have to hand it to the writers for an attention-grabbing first episode. The FBI is tasked with figuring out the identity of a naked woman (Jaimie Alexander) found in Times Square. She has no memories and the only clues to her past are in the tattoos that cover her body. They end up revealing a “vast

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It never ceases to amaze Team Lindahl that Blaine is populated with so many compassionate people and we count Melanie Fountaine and Melissa Danielsen among them. In 2010 these two Blaine residents founded Josh’s Place, an organization that provides safe caring homes and services for individuals with disabilities.

The two sisters hit on the idea after losing their own Josh ― their brother ― who had developmental disabilities and passed away in 2009. Melanie and Melissa sum up their mission as one aimed at deepening “the social, psychological, spiritual, recreational, and vocational needs and interests of the people we serve.”

The people they serve are adults, with a variety of conditions, including:

  • Developmental
  • Down syndrome
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