Windsong Farm Golf Club gets last-minute rescue

  • Article by: JENNIFER BJORHUS , Star Tribune
  • Updated: January 20, 2012 - 9:42 PM

Just as the clock struck midnight for the the club in Independence in western Hennepin County, a white knight from Fargo swooped in to buy it and keep it open.

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jackpinesavJan. 21, 12 7:15 AM

Interesting. Another indicator the economy is coming around in lots of way; Dow, spending, casinos, car sales, etc. But at those prices, not of a lot of democrats will be golfing there. Some folks have been doing well in the recession apparently.

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westofmplsJan. 21, 12 7:54 AM

"It's going to be a great thing for the local economy out here"? - manager Jim Kidd must be kidding us. Windsong is a drive-by for most anyone who actually lives in the area it has virtually no impact on the economy, and the club will be in more trouble if it becomes law that they actually have to verify the legal status of employees. If so, their labor costs will go up or course quality will go down, and with it membership.

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countyroad32Jan. 21, 12 8:16 AM

Seems it might be a good location for a stadium.

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drfranktJan. 21, 12 9:01 AM

This is the kind of article that gets the attention of the liberal left, the OWS crowd, and the public unions. The evil "rich" stepping in to save jobs won't make any difference to that group. Their concern will be that there is actually someone with the money (earned off the backs of the "poor," of course)to buy the property.

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bbqguyJan. 21, 12 9:15 AM

I read the story and couldn't find anything wrong with this. I am guessing the guy has money to burn and probably got it "cheap". He saved 60 jobs. Good for him.

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btaleenJan. 21, 1210:41 AM

I'll keep my patron card from Minneapolis and play Hiawatha, Gross, and Columbia. Here I at least can still swear and throw my clubs. LOL. Don't think there will be alot of "common" folk at Windsong.

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jerryaldiniJan. 21, 1211:04 AM

An "exclusive" bankrupt club? Where do I sign?

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mudcatgrantJan. 21, 1211:51 AM

Amusing to see that the class envy crowd has popped its collective head up around here. You people manage to infest every forum with your welfare state whining & complaining.

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mahogma66Jan. 23, 12 1:13 PM

It's a golf course,and the golfing craze has peaked a while ago.On the plus side,it'll make a dandy public park.

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thexbarJan. 23, 12 4:41 PM

Too bad about the no cell phone rule - we'd have joined. No cell phones outside the parking lot - even on silent or vibrate - is not something we can abide by especially during the week. We have customers and other responsibilities that would not allow for a 4-hour time out. I hope they are able to find enough members who can hang a "gone golfing" placard on their front doors - it's a beautiful course.

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