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3 Homes Hit By Lightning In Lakeville

Authorities said as many as eight people are displaced from three homes after they were all hit by lightning just south of the Twin Cities Thursday morning.

06/19/2014

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Mpls. Considers Allowing ‘Granny Flats’ In Residential Areas

The Minneapolis City Council discussed the possibility of allowing Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) in residential areas on Friday. ADUs, sometimes referred to as “granny flats” or “mother-in-law apartments,” are smaller dwellings that are connected to existing home or situated on the same grounds.

06/13/2014

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Lawmakers To Vote On Mandatory Home Fire Sprinklers

Dozens of firefighters from across Minnesota arrived at the State Capitol on Wednesday to talk about the importance of fire sprinklers. According to fire crews, a deadly fire last weekend could have been prevented if the home had fire sprinklers.

05/07/2014

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House Hunters Eagerly Await Spring Real Estate Rush

Even with warmer weather in the forecast and the spring home-buying season fast approaching, the Twin Cities remains a strong seller’s market. Inventory remains at a 10-year low. Last month, there were 13,086 homes for sale, down 4.1 percent from a year ago.

04/16/2014

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Tail End Of Winter Was Harsh For House Hunters

It’s been a frustrating early spring real estate market for house hunters in the Twin Cities. Minnesota Association of Realtors Executive Director Chris Galler says there’s usually more for sale by this time in March.

03/24/2014

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State’s Property Taxes Mostly Static After Refunds

Minnesota property taxes owed this year are mostly static once refunds and credits are factored in, state officials said Friday, despite their earlier prediction that those taxes would drop considerably. A Department of Revenue analysis shows a net $8 million drop in a property tax system that generates $8 billion a year.

02/28/2014

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Puppies Among The 200 Rescued Animals Looking For A Home

About 200 animals that were rescued from a breeding facility in northern Minnesota will go up for adoption in the Twin Cities on Saturday. “We’re gonna have a mad rush at our shelters tomorrow,” said Kathie Johnson with the Animal Humane Society.

10/11/2013

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Peek Inside The House That Was Once Jimmy Jam’s

If you’ve been on Lake Minnetonka, it’s a house you’ve most likely seen. In fact, it’s hard to miss the nearly 23,000-square-foot property. And it’s going for a comparative steal.

09/16/2013

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Columbia Heights Homebuyer Fights ‘Predatory Remodeling’

Frost Simula calls himself the poster child for what’s call “predatory remodeling” and now he’s talking about his fight to protect others.

07/17/2013

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Wet Spring Leads To A Boom In Carpenter Ants

This summer, many Minnesota homeowners are dealing with some unwanted guests. Pest control experts are seeing a boom in carpenter ants due to the wet spring.

07/08/2013

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When It Comes To Flipped Homes, Buyer Beware

The trouble started for Frost Simula just days after he moved into a home in Columbia Heights. Now, he’s on the hook for tens of thousands of dollars. At first, his 2,100 square foot home in Columbia Heights seemed brand-new, but a trail of post-it notes from the last few weeks explains why. He’s found 51 problems with the house.

06/17/2013

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Red River Appears To Have Crested South Of Fargo

The National Weather Service says the Red River appears to have crested about 50 miles upstream of Fargo, and it isn’t a top 10 flood.

04/27/2013

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Survey: Young Adults Putting Mortgages Before Marriages

Is a home the new engagement ring? A new national survey shows more and more young couples are putting mortgages before wedding bands these days.

04/17/2013

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Realtors Expect A Bountiful Spring For Real Estate

Home sales are at their highest level in three years according to new national figures released on Thursday. In Minnesota, the big story remains the lack of homes on the market.

03/21/2013

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Experts: Prepare For Nasty Rooftop Ice Dams

This year’s end of winter could make a yearly problem much worse than normal. Ice dams could go from bad to worse and cost homeowners thousands of dollars.

03/14/2013

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