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Minneapolis Considering Accessory Dwelling Units, Holds Public Meeting

The city of Minneapolis held a second community meeting to answer questions about a proposal that would allow accessory dwelling units in qualifying homes, or on properties that meet new requirements. Accessory dwelling units (ADU) are also known as 'granny-flats,' 'mother-in-law apartments,' or carriage houses. Minneapolis City Council Member Lisa Bender, from the 10th ward, has proposed changes that would allow the ADU's, "There are three kinds accessory building units...

  • Impacts of Projected Increase in St. Paul Home Values, Property Taxes

    Home values are beginning to turn around. While that's good news for homeowners, it also means an increase in property taxes, as those taxes are based on the value of the home. Ramsey County expects that planning district in St. Pauls’ Greater East Side to see the biggest change...

  • Duluth’s Glensheen Mansion Offers Tours of Secret Spaces

    Duluth’s Glensheen is giving visitors a chance to dig deeper into the secret spaces of the mansion. The "Nooks & Crannies" tours will allow visitors to explore parts of the mansion and the grounds that have never before been available to the public. Interim Director Dan Hartman tells KSTP sister station WDIO, these are areas that visitors have already been curious about, and now they'll finally get to see them...

  • Vornado Air Recalls Electric Space Heaters Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

    Vornado Air is recalling about 79,000 Electric space heaters sold nationwide from June 2013 to May 2014. The heater can overheat and cause the units to melt, catch fire and ignite nearby items, posing a fire and burn hazard...

  • ESL, the date code and model are printed on a label on the back of the detector’s cover. 141,000 Smoke Alarms Recalled, Fail to Alert People of Fire

    The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is recalling 141,000 smoke alarms nationwide because they fail to alert people when there is a fire.The recall includes 33 models of the 400 and 500 series Edwards (ESL)-branded and Interlogix smoke detectors...

  • Rendering of the planned Island Residences at Carlson Center. New Unique Apartments to be Built in Minnetonka

    A new apartment development will be coming to Minnetonka. The design will be a 174-unit building on a vacant wooded island in the shadow of the Carlson Center Corporate campus. A Dallas-based company and its Iowa partner are developing the project and will also add a bridge for vehicles to the island...

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