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  • 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS Investigates: Hidden Home Danger

    Federal safety experts are pushing to make drastic changes to window coverings, including possibly requiring only cordless options to be sold. The Consumer Product Safety Commission lists corded window coverings as one of their Top 5 Hidden Hazards in the Home...

  • Xcel Energy Offers Rebate for Those with ‘Smart’ Thermostats

    Xcel Energy is offering a $50 rebate to Minnesota customers who install qualifying “smart” thermostats in their homes. Smart thermostats allow homeowners to control heating and cooling systems using an app...

  • New Apartment Complex Opens in Apple Valley

    A new apartment complex is now open in Apple Valley. Remington Cove Apartments opened to new residents over the weekend. The complex has 101 studio, one-bedroom, two-bedroom and three-bedroom apartments...

  • Construction to Begin on Housing Development at Former Roseville Fire Station Site

    Roseville community members are invited to attend a ground-breaking ceremony for a new housing development. The development is located on the site of the former Dale Street Fire Station and includes 18 owner-occupied, single-family detached and attached townhomes...

  • Artist's rendering of the 610 West Apartments Crews to Break Ground on Luxury Apartments in Brooklyn Park

    Brooklyn Park city officials on Thursday will attend a ground-breaking ceremony for the city’s first market-rate luxury apartment complex in the city in more than 20 years. The new building, called 610 West Apartments, will be south of Oak Grove Parkway...

  • Starbrights Dragon Build-A-Bear Recalls Stuffed Dragons for Choking Hazards

    You might want to check your child’s toy chest; Build-A-Bear is recalling stuffed animals because of a potential choking hazard. Starbrights Dragon stuffed animals are being recalled because the satin seam on its tummy, feet, wings and horns can open, allowing the stuffing to become exposed...

  • IRS to Test New Security Measures to Stop Tax Fraud

    The IRS is testing new data elements next year in hopes of preventing fraudulent returns. The 20 new safeguards are part of an effort to combat years of tax refund fraud. Last year, cyber thieves stole as much as $39 million in federal refunds...

  • GoGo squeeZ Voluntarily Recalling Applesauce, Other Snacks Because of Mold

    The GoGo squeeZ company is voluntarily recalling applesauce and other snack products after mold was found. The company announced the recall earlier this month and said that the mold formed due to a production issue...

  • Friday is Deadline for Those with Tax Filing Extension

    For those who received an extension to file taxes, Friday is the deadline. Roughly 168,000 Minnesotans were expected to file an extension....

  • Twin Cities Home Sales Continue at Record Pace

    After an impressive summer, Twin Cities home sales continued at a 10-year record pace last month. According to the Minneapolis Area Association of Realtors, closed sales rose 12 percent to more than 5,100 homes...

  • Multimillion-Dollar Homes Featured on Annual Fall Waterfront Home Tour

    Waterfront property valued up to $6.9 million will be showcased during the annual fall Waterfront Home Tour Sunday. From 1-5 p.m. guests attending the Waterfront Home Tour will have access to more than 70 waterfronts on sale anywhere from St. Croix and Mississippi Rivers to Lake Minnetonka...

  • 118-Year-Old Jackson Building in Mpls. Sees New Life as Boutique Hotel

    Crews are hard at work on the old Jackson Building on Washington Avenue in Minneapolis' North Loop. The building will soon be turned into a 124-room boutique hotel called The Hewing. Milwaukee-based developer Tim Dixon is spearheading the project...

  • Fall Flower Show at Como Park Zoo to Kick Off this Weekend

    While some gardens in the state might be winding down as winter approaches, the Fall Flower Show at the Como Park Zoo and Conservatory is ramping up. The show is also in celebration of the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory’s 100th anniversary....

  • Coon Rapids City Council Approves Transitional Housing Project for Youth

    A transitional housing project for homeless youth is moving forward in Coon Rapids. Anoka-based Hope 4 Youth wants to open a transitional housing facility at 80 Coon Rapids Boulevard. On Tuesday, the Coon Rapids City Council approved the organization’s request to be granted “Use Flexibility” to move forward with the project...

  • Edina Considers New Affordable Housing Policy

    The city of Edina is considering a new affordable housing policy. City officials said the policy will require 10 percent of new development to be set aside for affordable housing. Some realtors said they believe the policy, combined with federal and state incentives, will draw developers to Edina....

  • Minn. Renewable Energy Tour Introduces New Ideas for Sustainable Lifestyle

    On Saturday, the annual Minnesota Renewable Energy Tour introduced people to different ways to save energy and live a more sustainable lifestyle. Many of the homeowners said these decisions cut their energy bills in half....

  • New Mortgage Lending Rules to Change Real Estate

    New rules that change the way we buy and sell homes in the United States will take effect Oct. 3. That means the days of dabbling in real estate and quick home closings are likely gone forever. 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS dug into the rule changes to find out what's going on that could take the drama out of making a deal...

  • Family Fights to Get Out of Lease After Mold Found in Hugo Home

    A family of four just moved to Hugo, Minnesota, in August only to find high levels of mold in their new home. They're now looking to get out of their lease after getting an inspection from a professional...

  • Tax Hike Could be Imminent for Ramsey County Property Owners

    A recent announcement that property taxes could increase in Ramsey County concerns many residents. Monday morning, the Joint Property Tax Advisory Committee released its proposed levies for 2016....

  • Ventura Village in Minneapolis Unveils New Apartments

    Outside the Rose Apartments in Minneapolis, local politicians, developers and even new residents gathered for the grand unveiling of the two new buildings. Among the attendees was Sophia Ali, a mother of three and a student at the University of Minnesota. In less than a week, she and her kids will call the Rose “home.”...

  • Minnesota Propane Supplies Should be Adequate This Winter

    Minnesota propane supplies are expected to be adequate this winter, easing any concerns about a repeat of the shortages that hit much of the Midwest in 2013-14. The Energy Information Administration said Monday that U.S. propane inventories are at an all-time high...

  • Cooperative Housing Trend on the Rise in Mpls.

    With new housing properties popping up throughout the Twin Cities, experts say a new trend could offer luxurious-feeling apartments at affordable prices. In co-op housing buildings, there’s no landlord and the building members make decisions on how things are run....

  • Renters Frustrated with Minn. Department of Revenue About Refund Checks

    Some Minnesotans are frustrated with the Minnesota Department of Revenue because they still haven't received their renter's refund checks. The department states that so far, it has processed about 90 percent of the almost 300,000 renter's property refunds....

  • Ramsey County Offers Free Organics Recycling

    Residents in Ramsey County have the option to recycle their leftovers for free rather than toss them in the trash. Ramsey County offers a free organics recycling starter kit, which includes a 3-gallon bin with a locking cover, information on recycling and a punch card...



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