Minnesota's Department of Transportation commissioner is mounting a Canadian takeover.
Charlie Zelle confirmed Wednesday that he purchased a five-bedroom Minneapolis lakeshore home that has been the official residence of the Canadian consulate general. Records show Charles and Julie Zelle paid $1.65 million, with the seller listed as "Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth."
Zelle made his fortune from a family-owned commercial bus line.
Minneapolis stands to gain because the home had been property-tax exempt.