The city of West St. Paul is planning to push an ordinance that would limit the number of rental properties allowed on a single block. It may be an uphill battle. The Star Tribune reports that homeowners in the city of Winona are challenging a similar ordinance.
Flooding expected to worsen in MN's Arrowhead region
Hundreds of private homes are at-risk in northern St. Louis County.
St. Paul police: Kids in stolen car rammed squad, hid in porta-potty
The incident sent the Minnesota Capitol into a brief lockdown.
Watch: Storm updates after heavy hail slams Twin Cities
Sven Sundgaard is providing an update after Thursday's flash hail storm.
MN GOP apologizes over antisemitic sequence in candidate's campaign video
Party leader says candidate didn't know the imagery perpetuated an antisemitic trope.
Tornado, severe thunderstorm watches issued in Minnesota
In addition to possible tornadoes, there is a threat for damaging winds and very large hail.
High prices, stiff competition putting off homebuyers in Twin Cities
Prices continue to rise in the metro, but there are signs of buyer fatigue.
Series of explosions at manufacturing plant injures 6 in Wisconsin
The blast rocked the Wisconsin town just before 7:45 a.m.
MN researcher part of team behind 'revolutionary' discovery of ancient tooth in Laos
The molar found in a remote cave is believed to have belonged to a Denisovan girl who lived 164,000-130,000 years ago.
Gallery: Minneapolis penthouse comes with private elevator and 24-foot ceilings
The custom-designed home is on the market for $500K
Charges: Sting catches MN principal trying to hire child prostitute
Authorities alleged Mohamed Selim attempted to meet a 15-year-old girl for sex on Tuesday.
Nominate a 'local hero' to get a dozen Cub donuts from Salvation Army
The organization is looking for 1,000 volunteers to help with the effort in the metro.
Winona homeowners sue city over rental rules
The city says not more than 30 percent of the homes on a block can be rentals, but some homeowners say that rule is illegal and unconstitutional. They say the city is unfairly restricting what they can do with their property and not giving them equal opportunity to obtain rental licenses.
Duluth City Council considers new rental restriction
The new ordinance would limit landlords who convert single-family homes into multi-tenant properties to a maximum of four bedrooms in the future.
Appeals court upholds rental inspection ordinance in Red Wing
The Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled Monday that the property rights group challenging Red Wing’s rental code did not prove it is unconstitutional. Under the ordinance, landlords must have their properties inspected by city officials, even if there's no probable cause to believe there are violations. Minnesota Public Radio has more on the appellate ruling.
Owner-occupied homes give way to rentals in Twin Cities
A shift away from neighborhoods full of homeowners has become a phenomenon in Minneapolis and St. Paul as investors turn single-family homes into rentals to take advantage of a tight rental market. Housing experts say the resulting drop-off in single-family homeownership can destabilize neighborhoods.
Growing demand for rental housing all across Mankato area
The city conducted a survey last year that found multi-family rental properties were nearly 100 percent occupied. The demand will continue to increase when MSU closes the 1,200-bed Gage Towers in the fall. The Free Press reports construction of two apartment buildings will add 60 units to the area this summer. Another 48-unit building is expected to be ready next year.
Burnsville apartment losing rental license over numerous safety violations
The Burnsville Fire Marshal is revoking the rental license for the Country Village Apartments after it failed to fix several code violations. WCCO reports 40 to 60 families at the apartment complex are being notified they need to find a new home. The City of Burnsville also inspected the property and found more than 100 code violations, including mold and rodent infestations.
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