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Tips For Getting An Early Jump On Spring Maintenance

Even though there’s still a lot of snow on the ground, it’s not too early to start thinking about the home repairs you’ll want to make this spring. Experts say there are plenty of things you can do around your house now to get a jump on spring.

03/08/2013

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More Signs Of Improvement In Housing Market

There are more encouraging signs in the housing market.

09/19/2012

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Outdoor Dining, Frogtown Farm In St. Paul Mayor’s Proposals

Outdoor dining in St. Paul could be expanding and buying a home there may become more affordable, if Mayor Chris Coleman’s proposals get the green light.

08/13/2012

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Warm Weather, Rainy Spring Bring More Carpenter Ants

Carpenter ants are creating problems for homeowners. The insects can chew away portions of the wood in your home, just like termites.

06/28/2012

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Reality Check: North Dakota’s Property Tax Vote

Voters in North Dakota get a chance Tuesday to do something no state has ever done before: Not just lower property taxes, but abolish them. It’s a bold move, but critics say it will throw the state into chaos.

06/12/2012

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Metro Housing Reports Show Positive Trends

The housing market in the Twin Cities continues to get stronger, based on two reports out Tuesday.

06/12/2012

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Ash Pest Returns Early; Residents Told To Delay Pruning

In Minnesota, emerald ash borers usually strike the first of May, but not this year. They’re actually striking now. Our warm spring has brought the tree killing beetle earlier than usual.

04/18/2012

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It’s Cheaper To Rent, Right? — Not So Fast

Conventional wisdom has always told us it’s cheaper to rent than to buy. But the market just may turn that thought upside down. The real estate website Trulia tracks rent across the country, and today revealed that in many U.S. cities, renting is no longer the cheaper option.

04/06/2012

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Lawn Care Tips: Don’t Get That Rake Out Just Yet

The Twin Cities set a record high temperature on Wednesday when we hit 73 degrees, and many residents were ready to jump in the yard and get to work. However, lawn care experts say not so fast.

03/14/2012

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Pest Invasions Seem Earlier This Year

Whether homeowners have ants, earwigs, bees or mice in invading their house, they just want the little invaders gone.

08/04/2011

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What A Debt Default Could Mean For Your Mortgage

If a deal is not reached over raising the federal debt ceiling, the real estate market would be put in an especially tough position.

07/28/2011

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Deadline Soon: Loan Program For Homeowners Facing Foreclosure

There is new hope for homeowners who are facing foreclosure, but they have to act fast.

07/21/2011

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FEMA Denies Individual Aid To Mpls. Tornado Victims

The federal government has denied Minnesota’s request for disaster assistance for homeowners, renters and businesses hit by last month’s deadly tornado in Minneapolis.

06/14/2011

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Resurfacing Bills Surprise Mpls. Residents, Businesses

After a rough winter, Minnesotans do not have to look very far to see potholes. Now, some homeowners and businesses are finding out that they need to chip in for the pothole repairs.

04/28/2011

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Homeowners Demand Chanhassen Pay For Sewage Spill Damage

Fireworks Monday night at a Chanhassen city council meeting.

03/14/2011

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