Older homes are an endangered species on red-hot real estate like Lake Minnetonka. Rick and Jeanne Carter knew that their 1970s split-level in Excelsior was a tempting teardown target when they bought it in 2014. “It was in rough shape,” Jeanne recalled. “Very ’80s.” The 2,800-square-foot home had yellowing popcorn ceilings throughout, and the kitchen was a relic from the Reagan era. But the house had an irresistible location — on Lafayette Bay, less than 30 minutes from Rick’s office in Minneapolis’ North Loop. “I loved the openness out to the lake,” said Jeanne of the home’s level backyard.Rick had been yearning for lakeshore ever since his parents sold the family cabin. “I grew up being on a lake,” he said. “Most of my life there was a cabin to go to.” For many years, the Carters lived in Minneapolis, where they raised their two children. But after their youngest left home, the couple moved out … [Read more...] about 1970s split-level on Lake Minnetonka is transformed for modern living
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Jorge Estuardo Cobon-Juarez allegedly raped and impregnated the 12-year-old girl. (West Palm Beach Police Department) A man living in Florida was arrested after allegedly raped and impregnated a 12-year-old girl last fall, police said. Jorge Estuardo Cobon-Juarez, originally from Guatemala, was arrested on July 13 in West Palm Beach on charges of sexual assault on a minor and child cruelty, the West Palm Beach Post reported. The victim, who has not been identified, allegedly gave birth to baby on July 1, later telling officers about her encounter with Cobon-Juarez, CBS12 reported. The 28-year-old was arrested after a paternity test determined he was the child's father, though he denied ever “inappropriately touching" the girl, the West Palm Beach Post reported. He is being held in the Palm Beach County jail and is expected back in court on August 13, according to CBS12. A spokesperson for the West Palm Beach Police Department was not immediately available … [Read more...] about Guatemalan living in Florida arrested for allegedly raping, impregnating 12-year-old girl: police
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Editor’s Note: To submit a response to this column, or submit a letter to the editor on a new topic, email your submission to [email protected] By Kristian Fors “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” — Mark Twain Last summer I read a book called Pirate Hunters: Treasure, Obsession, and the Search for a Legendary Pirate Ship by Robert Kurson. The book detailed the journey of two treasure hunters that were searching for a sunken pirate ship that was captained by a man named Joseph Bannister. The story of this captain is a peculiar one. Joseph Bannister was described as a “well-respected English gentleman.” He ran a shipping and trading route from London to Port Royal, Jamaica. He received a very hefty compensation for his efforts, the … [Read more...] about COLUMN: Living life to the fullest