St. Paul Enhances City Skyline!

Real Estate Agent with The Berkshire Group Realtors

Newly Constructed St. Paul Peaks of the Mississippi Mountain Range


St. Paul, MN.


Spring in St. Paul will be very welcome this year as the City prepares to show off their newly constructed mountain range. 

In an effort to increase tourism, St. Paul, MN has rewritten the geology books for the Mississippi River.  A foreward-thinking City Council with strong encouragement from the Economic Council voted to enhance the City's skyline by having a mountain range developed. 

After a short environmental study, it was determined St. Paul would benefit from winter tourism, extra snow capture from the expanded land mass and of course esthetic enhancement of having lovely snow capped mountains in the back drop.

The idea originated during the politcal conventions prior to the most recent elections.  City Council marveled at how lovely the Democratic National Convention looked in Denver, where the Rocky Mountains enhance the City's skyline.

Impressed with hope and looking for change, St. Paul City Council raised parking fines and taxed vacant houses to appropriate the funds for the St. Paul Mountain Range project.

The project was sponsored by Starbucks and John Deere, both companies were anxious to take on the project because of it's magnanimity. 

World famous, St. Paul photographer, TBoardman, was commissioned to take the first photos.

As the clouds lifted above St. Paul, T was uncharacteristically overwhelmed by the sight, she exclaimed, "It's amazing what a few John Deeres and unlimited Venti Double Shot Mocha Expressos can do!"

Congratulations St. Paul, you rock!


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Ed Gillespie
Rocklin, CA

Kristal, What a beautiful backdrop to a marvelous city! I also look forward to visiting your fine city in the near future. 

Apr 01, 2010 05:28 AM #18
Toby Barnett
KW North Sound - Marysville, WA
Toby Barnett

Gorgeous picture and skyline. What a way to spend the spring a summer with a river and mountains :)

Apr 01, 2010 05:59 AM #19
Photo Photo
Chicago, IL

Haha, these comments are great. I will admit that I had to read this more than once though! I am glad I didn't comment with my instincts. Well done!

Apr 01, 2010 06:16 AM #20
Pippa Mac
Chevaux Group Realtor, The Woodlands and Spring - The Woodlands, TX
The Woodlands TX Real Estate

Kristal ... gorgeous pictures but you got your point across!  pippa

Apr 01, 2010 07:19 AM #21
Damon Gettier
Damon Gettier & Associates, REALTORS- Roanoke Va Short Sale Expert - Roanoke, VA
Broker/Owner ABRM, GRI, CDPE

Kristal this is a great blog about St Paul MN.

Apr 01, 2010 07:23 AM #22
Billy Studstill
Victory Realty, first time home buyer, foreclosure - Mount Juliet, TN
First Time Home Buyers, Foreclosure, Luxury

This is one of the best posts i've seen today, but i do like gmail's vowel outage as well!

Apr 01, 2010 08:12 AM #23

Way to be on top of this. I think its a great idea for the city.

Apr 01, 2010 09:57 AM #24
Bill Wallace
Bridge Realty - Bloomington, MN
William Wallace

Nice picture - I see the Mississippi is flooding Harriet Island so that part of it is accurate anyway.

Apr 01, 2010 09:58 AM #25
Lane Bailey
Century 21 Results Realty - Suwanee, GA
Realtor & Car Guy

Great chop.  And the Twin Cites would be almost perfect if the mountains were that close... then they'd only need a beach. 

Apr 01, 2010 12:21 PM #26
Leslie Ebersole
Swanepoel T3 Group - Saint Charles, IL
I help brokers build businesses they love.

Darn, wish we'd thought of this out here on the Plains -- our high point of 676 feet would definitely be improved on by a few snow-capped peaks!

Apr 01, 2010 01:17 PM #27
Debi Boucher
Real Estate Showcase Photography - Woodland Park, CO
"Realtor Showcase" - Real Estate Photography/Virtual Tours

Super fun post Kristal - the two of you did a great job making your city looked like it was plunked down in Colorado!!! LOL


Apr 01, 2010 02:07 PM #28
Chris Olsen
Olsen Ziegler Realty - Cleveland, OH
Broker Owner Cleveland Ohio Real Estate

Hi Kristal -- Bravo!  I think we should build one of those mountain ranges here in Cleveland, Ohio, on stilts, on top of Lake Erie, so not only can you see downtown, but you can view the lake AND a mountain range at the same time.  This way, one can go snowskiing at 11am and be waterskiing by noon!

Apr 01, 2010 04:20 PM #29
Aaron Vaughn | Builder | Investor
Conifer Homes - Fischer, TX
If the deal makes sense, the cash will follow.


... and April Fool's to you, too! =) Well done, and a lot of thought went into this. Glad it got featured.

Apr 01, 2010 04:26 PM #30
Kristal Kraft
The Berkshire Group Realtors - Denver, CO
Selling Metro Denver Real Estate - 303-589-2022

You betcha, it is a good idea, it's no wonder MN is known for it's highly educated population. Of course they would figure out how to do something unique!

Thank you all for stopping by!


Apr 01, 2010 04:33 PM #31
Mary Jo Quay
Remax Results - Edina, MN
I Move You Home

Love the look of it.  Of course, it wipes out Midway and east St.Paul, but it might be worth it.  

We have two seasons in Minnesota, winter and construction.  However, there have been a slew of road construction projects that are lingering on and on.  Can yo take them on as your next project?

Apr 01, 2010 05:35 PM #32
Sharon Simms
Coastal Properties Group International - Christie's International - Saint Petersburg, FL

Great post, Kristal. At first my mind was asking - What? Kristal's in Denver; it's Teresa Boardman that's in St. Paul.  I looked again and yes, it was you posting about her city (and her). Kudos to both of you for being so associated with your cities - and for promoting each other.  (It's sad when a real estate agent is known for blogging but you can't associate the agent with a place.) 

Apr 02, 2010 09:06 AM #33
Carra & Shae Riley
Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd - Westminster, CO
Helping people Transition at all ages!

Krystal, you and the rainer who posted AR sold for 22m win for best April Fool's joke!   Took me just a minute to "get it"  but finally I "got it" 

Apr 02, 2010 02:03 PM #35
Cheryl Ritchie
RE/MAX Leading Edge - Huntingtown, MD
Southern Maryland 301-980-7566

Pretty photo. I like how yuor name is etched in your photos and wonder how you do this.

Apr 02, 2010 04:23 PM #36
Kristal Kraft
The Berkshire Group Realtors - Denver, CO
Selling Metro Denver Real Estate - 303-589-2022

Hey Sharon, I'm glad you figured it out.  I'm laughing here at some of the funny comments. Some folks actually read the post and others are just commenting, or pulling my leg.  LOL whichever it's April Fool's Day and meant for fun!


P.S. Thanks all for stopping by.

Apr 02, 2010 05:25 PM #37
Maggie Dokic | Miami, FL | 305.81.HOUSE (46873)
eXp Realty LLC - Miami, FL
GREEN, CDPE, SFR, Pinecrest | Palmetto Bay |

Ahhh, so nice to see friends playing pranks.  At first I thought you were visiting T.  Then it dawned on me that I was a little late getting to the post and it all sunk in. 

Fun post.

Apr 03, 2010 12:03 AM #38
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