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.
Hopkins suffers rare loss to No. 1 ranked Sidwell Friends
The Royals held their own in a battle of the nation's best.
Charges: 2 teens responsible for violent carjacking spree across Twin Cities
They face a combined 31 felony counts, all tied to carjackings and related crimes.
MN rep. says he was 'assaulted' at activist group's public meeting
The Republican said a man grabbed his arms and yanked him from the room.
What were the 'bizarre things' seen in Minnesota's sky?
The mysterious streaks were not UFOs and they weren't pieces of an asteroid.
Mel Kiper Jr. has Vikings taking a cornerback in his first mock draft
Mike Zimmer may be gone, but the tradition lives on.
Free COVID testing site to open in St. Paul for 3 weeks
The federal testing site comes as demand for testing remains high.
MN TikToker accused of faking federal agent life pleads guilty
He told his 10,000 followers he was a Homeland Security agent — authorities say it was a lie.
Report: Vikings request second interview with 2 GM candidates
Ryan Poles of the Chiefs and Kwesi Adofo-Mensah of the Browns.
Hopkins takes on No. 1 team in the country on ESPNU Friday
The game will feature a pair of top recruits in the Class of 2022.
Educators in Minneapolis, St. Paul could strike amid contract negotiations
Teachers and support staff are demanding smaller class sizes, mental health support and better pay.
MN mayor in hot water for hawking $400M underwater hotel plan
The city council called a special meeting to discuss the mayor's public comments.
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.
North Dakota sues Minnesota over coal power limits
The state of North Dakota and its coal power industry want to overturn a Minnesota law that limits imports of electricity generated by coal. Critics claim the law is unconstitutional and unfairly limits business between the states.
Cities try to stem rental property clusters
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.
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.
North Minneapolis homeowners still waiting on tax relief after tornado
Homeowners' latest tax statements don't reflect the reduced home values that city assessors promised, but officials say not to worry: They have to wait until the state of Minnesota declares north Minneapolis a disaster area. The real bill should show the reduced property values -- and lighter taxes.
City of Winona holding frac sand public hearing Monday
Winona Daily News reports the city is considering a set of restrictions for current and future facilities that handle frac sand within the city. The planning commission is proposing specific hours of operation; expectations of sand piles and designated truck routes.
Twin Cities homeowners ticketed for watering lawn during heat wave
Officials in Twin Cities area are cracking down on lawn-watering policies during the state's heat wave. KSTP-TV reports Woodbury officials issued tickets nearly 100 homeowners who broke the rules in the last week. The city doesn't allow lawn watering from 12 to 5 p.m., but kids can play in a sprinkler all day long.
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