Last week, friends in Blue Earth County read in Music therapists seek state licensure:
. . . Sen. Julie Rosen, a Republican from Vernon Center, has sponsored legislation creating a music therapy license. Rosen, who recently moved from Fairmont, was approached by the state’s professional association of music therapists to carry the legislation, which received its first committee hearing last week. . . .
Already fans of any sort of therapy, Bluestem's friends asked around about where they might find their state senator, whose mailing address on her official state senate webpage lists only a post office box in Vernon Center.
Small towns being what they are, the curious constituents soon learned that Rosen had not moved into urban Vernon Center, where a bad smelling CAFO hog barn might have made her feel right at home, but to the sylvan lawns of Firefly Lane, east of town.
What's remarkable to her faithful constituents is that the six term legislator, who spends the session living in a modest 5,784 square foot pied-à-terre on the banks of the Mississippi River in Mendota Heights, has joined the small house movement.
Her new home is a lovely 816 square foot four-room cottage on the William and Michele Negaard homestead. While the photo in the Beacon Blue Earth County database looks very rustic, the home is described as comfortable and beautifully furnished by architect of the Viking studium.
Lest anyone fear that their praise of the new domicile might lead to invasions of privacy or worse, we totally don't recommend bothering Rosen or the Negaards in their home just yards away. Rosen's landlady and lord are sister and brother-in-law to Second Amendment defender Representative Tony Cornish.
Photo: Casa Rosen in rural Vernon Center, via the Beacon for Blue Earth County.
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