Fire Destroys 4 Homes In Otsego DevelopmentIn Otsego, crews are working to put out multiple fires that have spread within a housing development near 53rd Street and Radford Avenue Northeast.
With Bitter Cold’s Return Comes Frozen Water PipesA sudden cold snap hitting Minnesota is all it takes to get the phones ringing at local plumbers. That's because they're the experts when it comes to thawing -- and repairing -- frozen water and drain pipes.
A Home Energy Audit Now Cuts Heating Costs, Ice Dams LaterWe know what's coming. But with any luck, it won't be nearly as severe as last winter. Still, our drop in temperatures should be a sign of action we can take now to help save heating dollars in the months ahead. Never before have homeowners had more tools and technology to check their homes for heating problems and poor insulation. Both deficiencies will contribute to costly heating bills and the formation of ice dams.
How Going Solar Could Pay Off For Twin Cities HomeownersA change in state law has led to a major change in the way Minnesota rewards people who put solar panels on their homes. Instead of giving a rebate when you install, you get money for producing power.
Mpls. Couple Has Insurance Warning For HomeownersA Twin Cities couple calls their experience with an insurance company a lesson that all homeowners should learn. David Hettlinger and his wife are still trying to recover from a storm two summers ago.
Good Question: Why Are We Waiting Longer To Buy Homes?Studies show that more Americans are waiting longer to get married, have kids and buy homes. The highest numbers of those putting off the big commitments are millennials -- those in the 20- to 35-year-old range.
Good Question: Who Actually Needs Flood Insurance?Flooding is so widespread across Minnesota that families from the Canadian border to the Iowa border are trying to dry out. And many homeowners are seeing water seep into their homes and basements.
Frozen Pipes Aren’t Just An Issue For Homeowners, Cities Are Having Trouble, TooThis extreme cold is creating a headache for cities and homeowners alike. Many residents have been surprised to find no water coming from their faucets.
2 Hospitalized After Brooklyn Park FireTwo people are in the hospital Sunday after a fire in Brooklyn Park, Minn. When firefighters were clearing another fire, they were called to 6324 Xylon Avenue around 1 a.m. Sunday morning.
Xcel Asks Customers To Turn Down Natural Gas HeatXcel Energy is asking certain natural gas customers, in three states, to turn down their heat. The request comes after a natural gas pipeline exploded in Canada Saturday morning.
How To Prevent Flooding From Frozen, Cracked PipesThe end of our extreme cold weather is coming soon. But the warmup we've been waiting for will bring big problems for some homeowners. Pipes that froze and cracked during the freeze could soon dump hundreds of gallons of water into basements, bathrooms and kitchens. Plumbing companies say it's been a couple decades since they've seen this many problems. And they say homeowners better get them fixed as soon as possible.
Don’t Neglect End-Of-Year Tax Write OffsIn the midst of the holidays, taxes are likely the last thing on the minds of most people. But maybe they shouldn't be. From selling a car to buying energy efficient windows, there are ways to get money back before 2013 comes to an end. And there may be a few extra tax deductions that most people don’t even know about, according to Jeff Bergerson of Bergerson Tax Services in St. Paul. The Energy Efficient Credit is a major one.