High court's ruling on rental inspections in Red Wing could have statewide impact

A group of landlords and tenants argue that the city's rental inspection requirements violate their constitutional rights against unlawful search and seizure. On Wednesday the Minnesota Supreme Court reversed an appeals court's decision to dismiss the claim and sent the case back to the lower court.
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A group of landlords and tenants argue that the city's rental inspection requirements violate their constitutional rights against unlawful search and seizure. On Wednesday the Minnesota Supreme Court reversed an appeals court's decision to dismiss the claim and sent the case back to the lower court.

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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.