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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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Weekend Ice Dam Problems Too Much To Handle?

There aren’t enough contractors in the state to deal with the ice dam problems that will hit Minnesotans this weekend.

02/10/2011

LEICESTERSHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 06:  An exterior tap is covered in snow in Newtown Linford on January 6, 2010 in Leicestershire, United Kingdom. The MET Office has put in place severe weather warnings for much of Britain today as heavy snowfall sweeps across southern counties from Scotland and the north of England. It is predicted that the freezing conditions will bring Britain's heaviest snowfall for 23 years with some areas of southern England estimated to receive up to 40cm of snow.  (credit: Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Homeowners: Prevent Frozen Pipes This Winter

The two coldest days of winter are most likely right around the corner. While the extreme cold is uncomfortable for us, it can also do a number on homeowners’ houses.

01/19/2011

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Have A Mouse In Your House? You’re Not Alone

If you talk to pest control technicians and hardware store employees, they’ll tell you the same thing. A lot of people are having troubles with mice.

01/05/2011

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Homeowners Beware: Ice Dams Could Cost You

Many homeowners have an added expense this holiday season all thanks to the snow.

12/23/2010

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