Although this blog has been a fairly detailed record of the ordeal, we receive word from the Anoka County Investigator that the criminal investigation against the Seller is being dropped due to “insufficient facts”.
Meanwhile, I have more repairs to do. The sconce lights on the front of the house were on two different circuits, with switches in completely separate locations. This was probably left-over from the original house floorplan when the “attached” garage only shared a roof with the rest of the dwelling, but no longer makes sense with the dining room addition. I re-wired the sconce lights to be on a single circuit and switch.