Looking to rent a place in the urban center, with all the amenities, close to shopping, gyms and a good coffee shop? Get in line. Developers are scrambling to meet demand for high-end apartment complexes in the Twin Cities. In the fourth quarter of 2011, Minneapolis issued permits to build 1,900 residential units in downtown alone, KARE 11 says.
Minneapolis teen charged in carjacking, chase that left 2 dead
Two 16-year-olds died when the SUV they crashed in was split in half.
Minnesota woman who pointed gun at officer sentenced to 10 years in prison
The sheriff's deputy shot the woman multiple times in the incident.
Ex-cop Kueng sentenced to 3½ years in prison in killing of George Floyd
Kueng pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter in October.
Effort to support flu-stricken boy who spent his birthday on ventilator
The 10-year-old has been on a ventilator after complications followed.
What's the latest on next week's major snowstorm system?
The storm is coming. It's just a matter of where the biggest snow totals occur.
School bus carrying 11 students in collision with pickup truck
No students were injured in the collision.
Twin Cities radio host Matt McNeil seriously injured in crash
A post on his social media account says he'll recover.
Marshalls in downtown Minneapolis to close its doors to shoppers
The company confirmed it will be open until mid-January.
Boys aged 12 and 14 arrested after fleeing police in stolen car
The two boys were charged with felony fleeing in a motor vehicle and receiving stolen property.
Heavy snow brings multiple crashes to southern Minnesota roads
The snowfall is expected to end sometime Friday morning.
Forbes: Only NYC worse than Twin Cities for renters
Forbes analyzed 44 major metro areas to find the best and worst cities for renters, and the Twin Cities was almost at the very bottom, worse than Washington, D.C. and San Francisco (although rents are cheaper here). The magazine looked at average rent in 2012’s first quarter; how much that price has changed year-over-year; vacancy rates; and the difference between the average monthly rental payment versus monthly mortgage payments.
Fair Isaac trims its Twin Cities workforce
Minneapolis-based Fair Isaac Corp. has eliminated 31 positions in the Twin Cities. The Pioneer Press reports the company is shifting "resources to activity that will yield the greatest profitability and growth." Fair Isaac calculates and sells FICO scores to gauge consumer and borrower credit-worthiness.
Apartment boom spreads into suburbs
Renting outside Minneapolis and St. Paul has largely been limited to housing built decades ago, but experts say the suburbs are ripe for a new wave of apartment development. It's a trend driven by a fundamental shift in attitudes toward renting plus a growing appetite housing with urban perks.
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