Minneapolis is after a kid’s tree house.
A neighbor of Clement Pryke in the city’s Lowry Hill neighborhood blew the whistle on the tree house because it was too close to his property and because … it’s Minneapolis.
Down it must come, the city said, despite the fact that 13 neighbors of Pryke’s signed a petition, realizing that (a) kids don’t stay kids for very long and (b) tree houses usually go away when the kids do.
The elder tells the Star Tribune’s
Eric Roper Steve Brandt it’ll come down in 2019, when the kid heads off to college.
But young Daniel Pryke’s appeal letter to the Board of Adjustment — the appeal will be heard tomorrow — is delightful.
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Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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