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  • Long-Time Angie's List CEO Oesterle Plans to Step Down

    Long-time Angie's List CEO William S. Oesterle will step down to pursue other interests, including becoming more civically involved in the consumer review site's home state of Indiana, the company announced Wednesday...

  • US House Approves Legislation to Ease Rules on Home Loans

    The U.S. House has adopted legislation to ease some mortgage lending requirements of the sweeping 2010 law reining in banks and Wall Street, as the GOP majority continues its assault on the so-called Dodd-Frank law enacted after the financial crisis...
      

  • Twin Cities Post Offices Open Late on Tax Day

    Wednesday, April 15, is tax day and the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport will be open later than usual to help those last-minute filers. The retail window at the Minneapolis Main Post Office at 100 S. First St., will remain open until 8 p.m. Mail collections will be made in front of the facility, and mail will be postmarked until midnight...

  • A map of the site for the proposed lofts Luxury 'Brickhouse Lofts' Planned Near U of M Campus

    More luxury apartments could be built near the University of Minnesota. Developers are hoping to convert two industrial buildings in the Prospect Park neighborhood into a 315-unit complex called Brickhouse Lofts. The site is at 150 27th Ave. S.E. in Minneapolis...

  • INTERVIEW: Tips to Prepare for a Remodel

    It’s remodeling season in Minnesota, but before you even lift a hammer there's more to think about besides coming up with a project design. Todd Bjerstedt with McDonald Remodeling stopped by KSTP with some advice before you start any project...

  • Photo: Wikimedia Commons/Jmabel Blaine Residents Oppose Habitat for Humanity Development Proposal

    Blaine residents in an upscale neighborhood are letting the city council know that they don’t want a Habitat for Humanity development in their back yards. The Blaine City Council was scheduled to vote on the development April 2 but delayed it until a future meeting...

  • New Group Camp for 50 Campers Opening at Lake Bemidji State Park

    Campers can begin making reservations at the new Lavinia Group Camp, a first of its kind at 8 a.m. Friday. It will feature 50-amp electric hookups for RVs and a large tenting area. The new campground will house up to 50 people at Lake Bemidji State Park...

  • City of Stillwater Becoming State's 4th Pollination Friendly City

    The city of Stillwater is about to become more bee friendly. Council members voted unanimously to become the state's fourth pollination friendly city. That means the city will work to create safe practices to keep bees alive...

  • 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....



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