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Continued: C.J.: Lorie Line holds keys to concert magic

  • Article by: C.J. , Star Tribune
  • Last update: December 14, 2013 - 5:30 PM

A You’re right.


Q You sounded rather miffed in Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal about the media reports on the canceled sheriff’s sale/foreclosure of your Orono home. You said: “We are hardworking entrepreneurs who pay our people first and take what’s left in the end. To us and to those who know us well, the story was unnecessary media hype.” Do you still feel that way?

A I kind of do. We told them that was never going to happen, that foreclosure never did happen. It was a big story about something that never developed.


Q Do you now realize that had your home’s profile not been raised by the splashy coverage it received in the Strib’s Home Gazing feature, media might not have paid so much attention to your financial problems?

A Yeah. I wouldn’t say it was financial problems. I think if I ever try to sell it again, I would do it very quietly. We moved our money around and this is the way it ended up for us and we got out alive, thank God.


Q It is my understanding that featuring the house was pitched to us without an indication there were financial issues until days later when court papers were filed. Did you ever really need a house 9,100 square foot in size?

A It’s not that big. I’ve got a recording studio, my whole business. I only have four bedrooms.


Q How many square feet to you think would be sufficient these days?

A Three thousand. I’m moving.


Interviews are edited. C.J. can be reached at and seen on Fox 9’s “Buzz.”


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