Minnesota's hard-hit construction industry appears to be recovering slowly and improvement is starting to show up in the remodeling business. Contractors say there is intense competition for projects, which has pushed down the cost of home renovations.
Pilot, brother and sister killed when plane crashed into house are ID'd
The plane crashed into a house in Hermantown, Minnesota.
Rolled semi, livestock on freeway interchange in Woodbury
Traffic cameras showed what appeared to be hogs on the side of the road.
Reinbold guilty of murdering wife with 'particular cruelty'
Eric Reinbold, 46, was convicted of two counts of murder in the second degree in Pennington County Friday.
Armed assault suspect arrested after standoff in Waite Park
The standoff ended early Saturday when officer obtained a warrant for the home.
3 dead after plane crashes into house in Hermantown
Two people in the house were uninjured.
Destructive fire at Maple Grove greenhouse and nursery
The fire burned early Sunday morning at a longtime Maple Grove greenhouse and nursery.
SCSU player hospitalized after being taken off ice on stretcher
Luedtke was checked into the boards in the first period and down for a reported 10-15 minutes.
Amber Alert for Kryssy King canceled, suspect still at large
Police beleived 15-year-old Kryssy King was with a 22-year-old man who remains wanted.
3 St. Paul fast food restaurants robbed in space of an hour
The thieves struck between 7:15 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Fire at historic Stevens House museum for third time since Aug. 30
The fire was reported early Saturday morning.
What to do with the Kmart site? Minneapolis wants your ideas
The project will connect Nicollet Avenue south of Lake street and north of the Midtown Greenway, reestablishing a street grid.
Crowd evacuated at end of homecoming football game in Brooklyn Park
Police blamed 'unruly teens' in the stands and some who were trying to enter the stadium.
Traveling for the holidays? You might want to get your ticket now
New numbers from Expedia show the average airfare for the weeks of Thanksgiving and Christmas is 4 percent higher than last year. A ticket will cost you just under $400.
Banks coming back home in apartment boom
Twin Cities banks are cashing in on the surge of multifamily construction, jostling to do business again with real estate developers, the Star Tribune reports. It's a sharp twist from the post-crash years when toxic concentrations of commercial real estate loans brought down so many small community banks and larger banks all but pulled out of construction and development lending.
Homebuilders bullish as cost of renting rises, home prices stay low
Rents in Minneapolis have increased nearly 10 percent in a year, with home prices down nearly seven percent in that same time. Experts say that combination - plus an improving job market - sets the table for a surge of home purchases. Nationwide, housing starts are at their highest level in more than three years.
Supervalu cutting back on new store openings, will remodel instead
The Twin Cities-based company had planned to open 160 new supermarkets around the country. Instead it will open about half that number and sink the remaining money into remodeling existing stores. Wall Street analysts approve.
Cossetta in St. Paul shows off restaurant remodel
The Italian eatery has been an institution in downtown St. Paul since 1911, and it's 2012 upgrade is impressive, visitors say. The restaurant's new building has been open less than a week, and construction continues as part of a massive overhaul. A new pastry shop was made in Italy, taken apart, shipped to the U.S. and reassembled by Italian craftsmen, WCCO reports.
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