Rental property owners in St. Paul claim the city's housing code will drive up their costs and limit their ability to rent to African-Americans, who make up a disproportionate share of low-income renters. The property owners claim the city is violating the Fair Housing Act by aggressively enforcing the code. City officials say it's the landlords who are trying to evade the fair housing rules by avoiding maintenance and renting out dilapidated housing.
Coller: Did the Vikings wait too long to fire Zimmer, Spielman?
This wasn’t just ugly. This was ugly, ugly.
Walz, Flanagan call on Hennepin Co. sheriff to resign
"I would say that it is time for him to resign," the Lt. Gov. said.
Months after missing deadline, Enbridge says Line 3 aquifer breach is fixed
The company told Bring Me The News it "successfully stopped the flow of groundwater" at the site.
Baby, teenager among 4 found dead along MN, Canada border
Authorities believe all four froze to death.
Former roller rink, tennis courts will become new sports hub
The Wooddale Fun Zone has been closed since spring of 2020.
Popular hibachi food truck opens second Twin Cities restaurant
The much-anticipated Daruma opens for takeout Thursday evening.
What changes are coming to the Vikings' offensive line?
Once again, Minnesota has work to do to figure out its interior spots
One of Minnesota's key COVID-19 leaders is retiring
Kris Ehresmann has given more than 30 years of her life to public health in Minnesota.
Plan to develop Orono park on hold after Daytons object
The Dayton family donated the land to the city for the park in the 1970s.
Child from Twin Cities, school staff member die from COVID
Both deaths were reported by the Minnesota Department of Health Thursday.
3 clippers will deliver snow to Minnesota through Tuesday
Clippers move through Friday night, Saturday night and again Monday.
St. Paul drops its U.S. Supreme Court housing code case
The city is concerned that a victory could "completely eliminate 'disparate impact' civil rights enforcement, including under the Fair Housing Act." A statement from St. Paul says this unintentional outcome is the main reason why it's dismissing the petition. The case involves a group of 16 landlords that claim the city's housing code enforcement violates the Fair Housing Act. The lawsuit will still go to trial in Federal court later this year.
City orders 6 families to vacate condemned St. Paul housing complex
The St. Paul City Council has ordered six families still living in a pair of condemned apartment buildings in the city's Payne-Phalen neighborhood to move out by Monday. The 33-unit Westminster Court apartment complex had hundreds of code violations and was foreclosed on, and the new owners need to vacate the buildings in an effort to bring them up to code.
Dispute over dress code prompts walkout at Le Center plant
Thirty workers have walked off the job to protest a new dress code at Dianne's Fine Desserts. After a worker's long dress was caught in a piece of floor machinery, women were forbidden from wearing dresses that hang below the knee. The workers are Muslim and say dressing modestly is a tenet of their religion.
City of St. Paul impounds 20-foot cow
The Pioneer Press reports city police found an enormous fiberglass cow bolted to a trailer and abandoned in the street, so they hauled it into the impound lot. The owner, whoever that may be, has a right to reclaim it, but the trailer isn't registered. If no one claims the cow, the city will auction it.
Supreme Court to rule on years-long saga over Lake Minnetonka dock
Four Shorewood residents put a dock on a undeveloped property they own, and the city said it violated city code. They disagreed.
Moorhead residents dispute flood buyout offers
The In-Forum reports residents claim they're being short-changed -- currently, the city is offering to buy their flood-prone property for about 88 percent of its market value. That's a lot less compared to other buy-outs in the Red River Valley -- which have averaged around 108 percent.
St. Paul stops off-campus student housing spread with buffer rule
Homeowners near the University of St. Thomas will now find it difficult to convert their houses into student housing after Wednesday's vote by the St. Paul City Council to enact a 150-foot buffer between off-campus student apartments. The Pioneer Press says university area residents have long complained of student "party houses" and late-night drunken behavior.
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