Sen. Julie Rosen is building a new home in Mendota, just a few minutes from the Capitol. Does this mean the third-term Republican senator from Fairmont is planning a move to the city, and therefore out of her seat in the Legislature?
No way, says Rosen: “This is a second home,” she told PIM yesterday. “My residency is in Fairmont.”
Her new place is likely to be the envy of greater Minnesota colleagues who put up at Kellogg Square or the Kelly Inn when the Legislature is in session; the $300,000 parcel sits on a hillside on Sibley Memorial Highway overlooking the river. The home next door is valued at a little over $1 million.
Mendota is roughly 150 miles from Fairmont.
(Steve Perry contributed to this post.)