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  • 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...

  • KSTP File Photo Washington Co. Offers Workshop on Housing Options for People with Disabilities

    People with disabilities and their families are invited to attend a Washington County workshop to learn more about housing options in the community. The county has received a grant from the Minnesota Department of Human Services to help these residents move from adult foster care or their parents’ homes into the community....

  • 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...

  • INTERVIEW: Tips to Create Homegrown Meals at the State Fair

    Minnesotans interested in growing their own food in gardens know that there are peak growing seasons for various plants. However, gardeners might not know that there are different techniques to growing food to make it taste certain ways....

  • This Oct. 20, 2009, file photo, shows a home with a reduced price for sale in Carmel, Ind., neighborhood. Why Americans Waiting Longer than Ever to Buy First Homes

    Short of cash and unsettled in their careers, young Americans are waiting longer than ever to buy their first homes. The typical first-timer now rents for six years before buying a home, up from 2.6 years in the early 1970s, according to a new analysis by the real estate data firm Zillow...

  • Report: Rent in Twin Cities is Historically Unaffordable

    A new analysis is showing that rent in the Twin Cities is “historically unaffordable.” The numbers come from Zillow’s second-quarter affordability analysis. According to the report, Twin Cities renters can expect to pay 25.6 percent of their monthly income on rent....

  • Crystal City Council Looks at Possible Changes to Overnight Parking Restrictions

    The Crystal City Council will consider changes to overnight street parking ordinance and members want your feedback. There are three options on the table..

  • Mpls. Rolls Out Program for Residents to Recycle Food Waste

    More than 7,000 Minneapolis households will get to start recycling food waste this month. The city started delivering the first organics recycling carts Monday and will continue to deliver them until Sept. 18...

  • The historic Wise House at 313 Central Ave. in Wayzata is moving Tuesday. Historic Wayzata House to Move Tuesday Morning

    An historic house in Wayzata is being moved and preserved early Tuesday morning. The Wise House, which was built in 1903 at 313 Central Ave. by Tom Wise, is being moved between 2 a.m. and 4 a.m. to make room for development...

  • An example of a rain garden. Water Improvement Project Grants Available in Ramsey, Washington Co.

    Homeowners in the Ramsey-Washington Metro Watershed District can still apply for grant money for projects that help protect and improve water quality. The money could be used for rain gardens, native plantings, pervious paving and other projects...

  • Get Growing: Summer Lawn Care Tips

    Lawn and garden expert Larry Pfarr explains how to maintain a healthy lawn during the summer, with tips on how much and when to water as well as how long to keep your grass. Pfarr recommends watering once a week, giving your lawn about an inch of water during that time. To determine how long to use the sprinkler, Pfarr says to place a rain gauge...

  • Farmers Markets Across Minn. Start Accepting EBT Cards for Season

    Low-income Minnesotans can now use their EBT cards at certain farmers markets across the state. More than 486, 500 Minnesotans who receive Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits will be able to use their EBT cards at 64 participating markets this summer and fall...

  • Minneapolis Pushes Landlords to Make Buildings Safer with New Program

    The city of Minneapolis thinks they have found a way to make apartments safer. Landlords looking to pay less to renew their rental license have an added incentive to do so with the city's enhanced tier rental licensing renewal fee structure...  



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