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  • Nicollet Mall Farmers Market Moves to a New Location

    People will no longer be able to find stands of fresh produce, flowers and treats this summer along the Nicollet Mall. The popular farmers market in Nicollet Mall is getting a temporary new home for the next two years, while the mall undergoes a $50 million reconstruction...

  • 'Flushable' Wipes Create Problems in Minn. Sewer Systems

    "Flushable" wipes have been creating sewer system problems throughout the state. In one specific example, Wadena’s public works director said the sewer lines have been backing up into homes due to the wipes clogging the system....

  • Minneapolis Named Healthiest City in US

    Minneapolis came out on top as the healthiest city in America, according to a report by Livability.com. The report took into account the best health care in terms of access, quality and affordability as well as looking at the city's promotion of a healthy lifestyle...

  • Urban Farmers Plan to Start New Farm in Rural Minnesota

    In North Minneapolis, one group of urban farmers has brought jobs and fresh food to several neighborhoods. Now, they're trying to start a new farm north of the metro in Mora, MN. The goal is to bring more jobs, fresh food and expose both communities to the health benefits of farming.

  • Brooklyn Center Residents Complain about Local Tree Trimming Company

    As we enter into severe weather season more people will be looking for help to keep their yards neat and tidy. Sometimes finding a good contractor isn't always easy. Neighbors on the 6000 block of Florida Avenue in Brooklyn Center say it looks like a storm rolled through ahead of spring...

  • Recent Tear-Down Trend Affects St. Paul Neighborhoods

    Residents of the Highland Park and Macalester-Groveland neighborhoods in St. Paul are seeing a surge of tear-downs recently. Tear-downs have become a hot button topic in several cities. A tear-down occurs when a house is bought, torn down, and replaced with something bigger and, oftentimes, more expensive...

  • KSTP File Photo Roseville Homeowners Warned of Unlicensed Contractors this Spring

    Spring is here, and that means many homeowners are thinking about making improvements to their houses and yards. Roseville city officials are reminding residents to be on guard against door-to-door salespeople who are not licensed...

  • The mudslide in Blakeley, Minn., in June 2014. Scott. Co. Road Plan Would Displace 3 Homes

    Scott County officials met with the public Thursday to get feedback on a road repair plan that would displace three homeowners and create a realignment of the road. The project focuses on County Highway 60 in Blakeley, which was heavily damaged in the June 2014 floods...

  • US New-Home Sales Surge in February

    Sales of new U.S. homes in February climbed to their fastest pace in seven years, as an otherwise dormant housing market showed fresh signs of life. The Commerce Department says new home sales shot up 7.8 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 539,000, the strongest performance since February 2008. January sales were revised up nearly 4 percent to a rate of 500,000...

     

  • Wheat grows in a research facility at the Wheat Innovation Center in Manhattan, Kan., Wednesday, March 11, 2015. Farmers Fund Research to Breed Gluten-Free Wheat

    Kansas farmers are paying for genetic research to figure out exactly why some people struggle to digest wheat. The hard science is aimed at developing new varieties of wheat at a time when the gluten-free industry is worth nearly a billion dollars a year in the U.S. alone...
      

  • MN Dept. of Natural Resources Hosting Women's Fishing Skills Class

    Women who want to advance or learn fishing skills will have the opportunity to learn from a pro angler on April 11, at Cabela's in Rogers. The class is for women and taught by women...

  • INTERVIEW: Macy’s Flower Show Begins Sunday

    Beauty is in full bloom this weekend in downtown Minneapolis. The annual Macy’s Flower Show will be open to the public starting Sunday. The show is available until Saturday, April 4. Dale Bachman, the CEO of Bachman’s, joined 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS on Saturday morning to talk about the show and what visitors can expect this year...

  • Early Spring Gardening Begins in Minn.

    The last few weeks have been mild and full of sun in the Twin Cities. That means those with green thumbs may be able to get out in the yards and start gardening early. If the ground is thawed, you can start getting your yard spring-ready. Here are some ideas to get started...

  • Cold, No Snow Means a Lot of Calls to Septic Companies

    Our mild winter is creating some costly headaches for many homeowners up north and in the Twin Cities metro: septic companies are getting a ton of calls. "It's been a tough year for us, lack of snow cover, a lot of freeze up," Glen Kothrade of Kothrade Sewer Septic and Excavating in Corcoran said...

  • Mild Winter May be 'Bugging' You

    Spring can be seen all across the area and that includes seeing more bugs. Our mild winter has brought out some insects earlier than usual. Roger Moon, a professor of entomology at the University of Minnesota, says we'll have more ticks and flies over the next few months...  

  • New Micro Apartment Complex Set to be Built in Downtown Mpls.

    Village Green Development proposed its plans to build an 18-story complex filled with 293 micro apartments to the Downtown Minneapolis Neighborhood Association. The developer set its sights on the area around 10th Street and Marquette Avenue S....

  • DNR: Fire Season Could Start Early

    Officials are predicting an early start to Minnesota's spring fire season due to the recent warm, dry weather. They expect temperatures in the 40s and 50s this week will likely take care of what's left of Minnesota's meager snowpack. And forecasts for the next two weeks call for more mild temperatures and a continuing dry weather pattern...

  • The view from Lake Street, the southeast corner Proposal Would Convert East Block of Wayzata Bay Center to Condos

    Plans are in the works to transform one of Wayzata’s largest development projects. BohLand Development wants to convert the East Block of Wayzata Bay Center from 27,000 square feet of office space to 29 individually-owned condos. The building will also be home to an 80-90 room boutique hotel, restaurant, spa and 14,000 square feet of retail space...

  • Funds Available to Some Stearns County Homeowners to Replace Sewage Systems

    Money is available for some homeowners in Stearns County to replace subsurface sewage treatment systems. The funding is to certain homeowners that meet requirements. The money is available for a limited time and comes from the Minnesota Clean Water Fund...

  • In this Jan. 8 2015 photo, a sign advertises a home for sale in Cupertino, Calif. Average US Rate on 30-Year Mortgage Rises to 3.86 Percent

    Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates rose this week yet remained near historic lows reached in May 2013. Long-term rates resumed their upward trend of recent weeks after declining last week...

  • KSTP File Photo Roseville Officials Give Reminders for Fertilizer Use this Spring

    Roseville city officials are reminding residents to help protect the city’s water resources this spring and summer by being aware of fertilizer and chemical use. City officials say the chemicals used on lawns can seep into groundwater, run off into the storm sewer system and end up in local lakes and ponds...

  • Minnetonka Launches New Campaign about Pet Poop and Water Quality

    Before the beauty of spring sets in, the melting snow leaves behind some unpleasant sights. That includes dead grass, garbage, and unfortunately pet waste left behind by owners. It's a concern for one west metro community, and the city of Minnetonka is now taking action...

  • Prior Lake Considers Converting Mall into Senior Living Center

    On Monday, the city of Prior Lake is considering a proposal to turn a half-vacant strip mall into senior apartments. The “Gateway Re-Development” project—proposed by development company Dominium—would add 165 senior rental units on a 2.5 acre site located east of Trunk Highway 13 on Gateway Street and Jordan Avenue...

  • Angie's List Report: Handling a Car Accident

    Every year almost 4 million car wrecks happen in the U.S. If you have been in one, you know how easy it is to forget important details at the scene. The founder of Angie's List, Angie Hicks, says when a wreck happens, as long as you are OK, start documenting everything...

  • An autumn view of Prospect Park as seen from Stadium Village Prospect Park Proposal Goes Before State Review Board

    Minneapolis’ Prospect Park neighborhood has a chance to become the state’s largest historic site after a 20-year effort. Community leaders are working to add the Prospect Park Residential Historic District to the National Register of Historic Places. Last week, Minneapolis city officials voiced support for the move...

  • Inver Grove Heights City Council Vote on Argenta Trail Delayed Again

    The city of Inver Grove Heights is still in the process of deciding whether to demolish several homes in order to better accommodate increased traffic flow in the community. After hearing public testimony on the issue last month, the city council decided to delay the vote again on March 9...



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