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Minnesota Expects to See More Strong Growth in Solar Energy

01/14/2018 Minnesota is expected to see more strong growth in solar energy after the state added enough solar panels in 2017 to power about 53,000 homes. The state has an overall capacity of more than 700 megawatts, according to the Minnesota Department of Commerce.

Some Minnesota employers decry end to temporary deportation reprieve programs

01/13/2018 Patti Cullen, who heads the trade group Care Providers of Minnesota, agrees. She said nursing homes and other members might not know about TPS changes, but they generally worry about moves to limit legal immigration, which they see as a key source of workers.

Minnesota’s Not-Nice Crackdown on “Political” Apparel

01/11/2018 The Court, which hears argument in Minnesota Voters Alliance v. Mansky on February 28, should reaffirm that the First Amendment isn’t defined by real estate and that other values matter beyond location, location, location.

Minnesota Needs $1.4B to Hook Up Everybody to Broadband, Task Force Concludes

01/12/2018 And Reisch said elderly residents are able to use medical alert systems and stay in their homes longer. Reisch, a Republican, said he hopes Minnesota's next governor will consider the panel's analysis and continue the task force. ©2018 the Star Tribune ...

Knight Barry acquires four Minnesota companies

01/10/2018 Red Wing, Minnesota-based Goodhue County Abstract ... Knight Barry offers title insurance, title searches, closing and escrow services for lenders, real estate professionals, lawyers, builders and property owners. It operates four companies under the ...

Minnesota Vikings Fan Gets Ticket to Playoff Game to Mark Her 100th Birthday

01/11/2018 After catastrophic fires in northern California destroyed thousands of homes in October, hundreds of household cats ... A 99-year-old lifelong Minnesota Vikings fan is receiving quite the birthday present for her upcoming milestone birthday, a special ...

County offers free radon test kits, nearly 60 percent of homes affected

01/09/2018 so officials are urging residents to have their homes checked by offering free radon test kits during National Radon Action Month. According to the Minnesota Department of Health, 59 percent of properties tested registered positive for radon gas in Rice ...

5 ways Minnesota is better because of the Next Generation Energy Act

01/08/2018 Energy efficiency helps customers use less energy, and save money, even as more appliances and electronics enter our homes and businesses. Per capita electricity sales in Minnesota increased 1.2 percent per year on average between 1990 and 2007.

Minnesota Hospitals Dealing With IV Bag Shortage

01/10/2018 Hurricane Maria destroyed homes and devastated commercial buildings as well ... they are all over this,” Minnesota Nurses Association President Mary Turner said. Turner is the president of the Minnesota Nurses Association, a union representing thousands ...

Minnesota Municipal Power Agency Taps Into 7 MW Solar Project

01/08/2018 The Minnesota Municipal Power Agency (MMPA) has announced that a 7 MW utility-scale solar facility, located in the agency’s member community of Buffalo, Minn., has entered commercial operation and is now providing power to local homes and businesses.

Unfinished dream castle in rural Minnesota seeking new owner

01/05/2018 She visited Germany and became enamored of the fortified homes of European nobility ... He sourced 12-inch stone blocks from quarries in Minnesota, strengthened everything with steel, laid geothermal piping and sanded down the actual bedrock into a ...

Minnesota’s solar capacity on track to keep growing in 2018

01/05/2018 Minnesota added enough solar panels in 2017 to power about 53,000 homes, and strong growth is expected to continue in the new year. The state’s overall capacity is now at more than 700 megawatts, according to the Minnesota Department of Commerce ...

Minnesota's solar capacity on track to keep growing in 2018

01/05/2018 Minnesota added enough solar panels in 2017 to power about 53,000 homes, and strong growth is expected to continue in the new year. The state's overall capacity is now at more than 700 megawatts, according to the Minnesota Department of Commerce ...

Minnesota man inspired by father to pursue education career

01/07/2018 “With students that have difficulty learning, with difficulties with their homes, difficulties with all the things ... and track and field and taught driver’s education at the Minnesota State College Southeast. She and Scott Hannon were both named ...

Nude motorist sought after damage reports in southern MN

01/05/2018 The Sheriff’s Office says security video from one of the buildings shows a blue 2004 Toyota Camry with Minnesota license plate WY0957 ... Authorities say Greenwood, who has homes in Grand Meadow and Austin, was apparently not wearing any clothes at ...

Golden retrievers from 5A’s adapt easily to new Minnesota home

01/02/2018 Minnesota Veterans Home, Luverne ... memorial contributions by filling out 5A’s-addressed finely-printed memorial cards at Riverbend funeral homes; 5A’s Resale Shop at 632 Wood River Ave., in Wood River, with hours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday ...

How a Chilean Billionaire Could Poison a Minnesota Wilderness

01/05/2018 Luksic also dabbles in Washington, D.C., residential real estate and has a business relationship with ... beloved by canoeists and hikers in the Superior National Forest along Minnesota’s border with Canada. Mining in the area could result in acid ...

Austin named to Southwest Minnesota Workforce Development Board

01/03/2018 WORTHINGTON — The Southwest Minnesota Chief Elected Officials Board recently appointed ... Austin serves bargaining units ranging from private sector nursing homes in Worthington to various public sector county and municipal bargaining units throughout ...

Chippewa County in Minnesota is solar industry's latest frontier

01/02/2018 Each megawatt can power about 1,300 average Minnesota homes, said Randy Fordice, Xcel Energy. He reported that the company offers the country's largest solar garden program with 246 megawatts in service, and more than 400 megawatts of projects in the ...

The War on Terror Is a War on Minnesota's Peaceful, Entrepreneurial Somali Immigrants

01/03/2018 Minnesota's Somali communities have become domestic fronts ... such meeting telling the Somalis in attendance that they should welcome FBI agents into their homes as long as they have nothing to hide. "Somebody else had to go up there and immediately ...

Minnesota fire deaths may reach highest total in 15 years

12/30/2017 The number of fire fatalities in Minnesota this year could climb to 64 ... the time to escape for a homeowner is significantly less than it was from ... older style of homes," West said. "Today you've got three to four minutes. You don't have a lot ...

Minnesota aims for jump-start on 2020 census

01/02/2018 "The only way Minnesota is going to get a good count is if we have an ... He'll be among staffers checking whether a vital Census Bureau database is up to date. If new homes went up in an old farm field or a commercial building was converted into rental ...

2018 to be politically busy, busy, busy in Minnesota

01/01/2018 most big-name Minnesota Democrats came out in support of her. The first Republican candidate to oppose Smith was state Sen. Karin Housley, R-St. Mary's Point, who as a real estate saleswoman and former radio host who brings a strong personality to the race.

Minnesota couple rekindles romance 70 years after first date

12/31/2017 Betty and Jerry met as students at the University of Minnesota in 1947. Neither one remembers the ... "because we had such deep roots" in their respective lives — including their homes. That's where the art of compromise comes in, the couple said last ...

The best homes of 2017

12/31/2017 Eagle Island, Tower, Minnesota. This 5.5-acre Lake Vermilion island comes ... The Altman Brothers Team, Douglas Elliman Real Estate, (310) 819-3250. STATUS: Reduced to $4,850,000. Houston, Texas. This 1939 neoclassical house overlooks Mary Elliott Park.

In Rice County and across Minnesota, residents hurry to pay taxes before New Year

12/27/2017 Many homeowners are finding that itemizing real estate taxes and other deductions doesn’t make ... Reach Reporter Gunnar Olson at 507-333-3128 or follow him on Twitter @fdnGunnar. Minnesota Public Radio News contributed to this story.

Real Estate News December 2017

12/27/2017 As I licensed real estate broker in Minnesota with Partners Real Estate MN Team at Keller Williams Realty Integrity NW & KW Commercial NW.We are happy provide the full service real estate experience you are looking for. Whether it's buying, selling or ...

Trump administration renews mining leases near Minnesota's Boundary Waters Canoe Area

12/25/2017 Twin Metals Minnesota, he wrote, has a "non-discretionary right to ... Luksic - who has tweeted that there is no connection between Antofagasta's business and his real estate relationship with Ivanka Trump and Kushner - rents the couple a six-bedroom ...

'Annie' is helping Minnesota foster kids find forever families

12/23/2017 That friend and his wife visited the Twin Cities in 2016, and the couples brainstormed ways to bring awareness of the foster care issue to Minnesota. Grant was referred ... Why work so hard to find homes for kids on the cusp of launching?

A historic home in Minneapolis inspires a makeover – and a ministry

12/22/2017 “As with many remodels, particularly homes that are older, there are a handful of unforeseen ... has lived “all over the country” is not sure how long she’ll be in Minnesota. “I’m here as long as I’m supposed to be,” she said.

Homes For The Holidays: One Family’s Struggle

12/22/2017 A divorce, a layoff and more has left a mother and her five children homeless during the holidays, reports Mike Max (5:11). WCCO 4 News At 10 – December 22, 2017 CBS Minnesota 1:05

Wanna buy this 'incomplete castle' in rural Minnesota?

12/21/2017 provided you're in the market for a partially completed castle in rural Minnesota. Such a property exists in Dennison ... What's a random-ass castle doing in Goodhue County? The real estate listing offers precious little info: "Incomplete Castle!

GOP Tax Overhaul: How Minnesota Homeowners Will Be Affected

12/22/2017 changes drastically from previous law in several Minnesota counties: All of this could have a negative effect on real estate markets across the country, which are still recovering from the 2008 housing market crash. According to Moody's, the bill could ...

Sioux Falls Man Facing Sex Charges In Minnesota

12/21/2017 A Sioux Falls real estate agent faces sex charges in Minnesota. According to court papers, a woman woke up in a Minneapolis hotel room on January first and discovered 37-year-old Ryan Kortan was allegedly assaulting her. The victim's boyfriend was in the ...

Developer buys 200-acre site from 3M, will develop up to 1,500 homes

12/20/2017 The remaining 1,150 or so units would be multifamily in three- to four-story apartment buildings or town homes. The development could also ... has a history of working with both national and Minnesota-based builders. The project will likely receive Oakdale ...

Most Popular Minnesota Wow! Houses Of 2017

12/20/2017 TWIN CITIES, MN — How would you like to live in a castle? Or perhaps you would prefer a lake house with six fireplaces. We rounded up the most-read real estate stories on Minnesota Patch this year, and it's not hard to figure out why each was so popular.

MN Sen. Karin Housley joins race to replace Franken

12/19/2017 Housley has represented Senate District 39 in the Minnesota Senate since 2012. She currently chairs the Senate Committee on Aging and Long-Term Care. Housley, a native of South St. Paul, has owned and operated a real estate business for the last 15 years.

Minnesota Republican enters special election race to replace Franken

12/19/2017 In a video posted on her Twitter account, Housley played up her deep roots in the state as the daughter of Minnesota school teachers. She said she’d fight to protect veterans, senior citizens and “the unborn.” Housley, who owns a local real estate ...

Rescued pets arrive in Minnesota from Houston

12/17/2017 DAYTON, Minn. - Dozens of dogs and cats rescued from Hurricane Harvey in Houston will be finding new homes in Minnesota. The 69 animals were picked up in Houston on Saturday and arrived at two shelters on Sunday: Angel of Hope in Dayton, and Ruff Start in ...

The Digital Puppy That Keeps Seniors Out of Nursing Homes

12/19/2017 He frowned at his daughter, his brow furrowed under a lop of white hair. At 91, he wanted to remain in the woodsy Minnesota cottage he and his wife had built on the shore of Lake Minnetonka, where she had died in his arms just a year before. His pontoon ...