ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Republican Party says it has a deal with its landlord to make up for missed rent and avoid being evicted from its headquarters.
Party chairman Pat Shortridge says Monday night that the confidential agreement with Hub Properties will be finalized in a week. It came on the eve of a court hearing where the landlord’s eviction notice was to be heard. Shortridge says the hearing won’t happen now.READ MORE: Man Hospitalized After Hit-And-Run In Brooklyn Park
The debt-ridden party hadn’t paid its rent for several months and owed the property company more than $100,000.READ MORE: Aromatherapy Spray Linked To Deadly Tropical Disease; 1 Minnesotan Among Those Sickened In U.S.
Shortridge has said the party was paying too much and had too much space for its needs. The GOP has almost two years remaining on its lease.MORE NEWS: Child Hurt In St. Paul Shooting; Investigation Underway
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