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Affordable housing building in Duluth wins EPA award for energy efficiency 5.9.2015 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The building is one of only 100 apartment and condominium buildings that have received this energy efficiency certification nationwide; only a handful are located in the Midwest.
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Gustavus Adolphus gets $25 million donation, its largest ever 19.8.2015 MinnPost
Gustavus Adolphus College has snagged its largest donation ever: $25 million from an unnamed family that has five proud, and apparently well-off, Gusties. The money will be used to help pay for a $65 million renovation and expansion of the college's Alfred Nobel Hall of Science, says the  Mankato Free Press. Rochester could use one of those big donors: After corralling $585 million in state aid for its Destination Medical Center project (overall, a $6 billion, 20-year project), the city now will ask lawmakers for state help on a $16 million airport upgrade, says the  Rochester Post-Bulletin.  Rochester International apparently doesn't meet Homeland Security requirements, and hence might lose its international designation. Officials would like $5 million from the next bonding bill, to expand the customs space. Tiny Benson, Minn., pop. 3,240, makes a Washington Post list of cities where "over-income families" are living in public housing even though there is a waiting list of low-income families hoping for ...
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Grand Junction aims to give shelter, services to homeless 3.8.2015 Durango Herald
GRAND JUNCTION – Grand Valley’s homeless will have some temporary homes to stay in next spring, and they also will be close to other support services designed to help them get back on their feet.It is a project of HomewardBound of the Grand Valley, Cardinal Capital Management Inc. and Hilltop Community Services. The idea is...
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Project aims to give shelter, other services to homeless 2.8.2015 Denver Post: Local
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — Grand Valley's homeless will soon have some temporary housing that will be close to other support services designed to help people get back on their ...
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Is the House GOP going out of its way to pit the Twin Cities against rural Minnesota? 29.4.2015 MinnPost
Before the 2015 session of the Minnesota state Legislature began, St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman thought it would probably be unrealistic to push for an increase in the assistance the state gives to cities, Local Government Aid (LGA). It’s not that Coleman didn’t think an increase in LGA was needed and deserved. He did. But as the son of a long-serving state Senate majority leader, he also knows something about counting votes. And with the Legislature split between a Republican House and a Democratic Senate, hanging onto LGA increases adopted two years earlier might be the best he could hope for. And though a February revenue forecast that boosted the state surplus to $1.9 billion gave him some hope of an increase, he wasn’t counting on it. There was one thing, though, that he didn’t anticipate. The budget proposal the House GOP eventually unveiled didn’t add to LGA. Nor did it freeze it. Instead, the Republicans’ plan actually cut $84 million from the $500 million program. It got worse. Rather than making ...
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United Properties enters Duluth market with apartment, retail project 23.4.2015 Star Tribune: Business
The Pohlad family real estate firm plans a four-story apartment building with retail at the ground level.
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Doran Construction will build next phase of BlueStone Commons development in Duluth 17.4.2015 Star Tribune: Business
BlueStone Flats will add 142 luxury apartments to a 700-unit development in Duluth
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Improperly disposed cigarette ignited Duluth apartment fire that displaced dozens of residents 10.4.2015 Star Tribune: Local
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Crews battle fires in northern Minnesota; Dayton calls up National Guard 3.4.2015 MinnPost
Hot weather and high winds created tinderbox conditions across northern Minnesota, where “…at least 88 noteworthy fires were reported… burning across 3,500 acres,” reports the Duluth News Tribune’s John Myers. Fire season is off to an active start: “ While Thursday was by far the busiest fire day this year, this season there already have been nearly 400 wildfires in Minnesota that have burned across nearly 6,000 acres. … Aircraft helped battle 11 fires Thursday, including Minnesota National Guard Black Hawk helicopters that helped with a fire near Sandstone.” In spite of regular reports about the improved state of the housing market, MPR’s Matt Sepic notes that many Minnesota homeowners — maybe as many as 15% — are still underwater on their mortgages, meaning they owe more than their property is currently worth. Beyond the psychological strain of that state of affairs, there are real consequences for homeowners: “[Emily] Seru said she was able to refinance her mortgage and lower her monthy payments. But ...
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Housing shortage burdens workers, employers, state 22.3.2015 Star Tribune: Latest
– Finding a job was easy. The hard part was finding a place to live.
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Duluth doctor sued over Minnetonka Country Club's closure 26.1.2015 Pioneer Press: Most Viewed

DULUTH, Minn. -- A Duluth physician is being sued in connection with the closing of the longtime family business -- the Minnetonka Country Club -- and for agreeing to sell the 117-acre property to a developer to make way for a housing subdivision.

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State briefs: Judge dismisses Duluth's suit against tribe 4.1.2015 Star Tribune: Local
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MN homelessness among families, children at record high 2.1.2015 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
"An average of 372 homeless families turned to Hennepin County shelters for housing each month from last July to September," MPR news reported.
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Homelessness remains high among Minnesota families, children 30.12.2014 Star Tribune: Latest
Though more housing in the area is available, it is still out of reach for many families, and job growth has been of limited assistance.
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Report: Housing market gains could hurt homeless 30.12.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A dip in Twin Cities rental vacancies and statewide eviction filings have caused a rise in rental rates.
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Old Duluth high school to become new housing 30.12.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
Duluth will need 4,740 new housing units by 2020 to keep up with demand.
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Man dies in fire in Duluth apartment tower 21.12.2014 Star Tribune: Latest
Duluth authorities were investigating a fire Saturday afternoon in an apartment tower complex that left a man dead and did $12,000 in damage.
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Great week for harvest, but corn yields are low 29.10.2014 MinnPost
The Department of Agriculture said on Monday that the state’s corn harvest is 41 percent complete compared with 16 percent a week earlier, reports the Associated Press via the Albert Lea Tribune . Minnesota’s soybean harvest continues to run ahead of normal at 94 percent complete. But things aren’t so good in some areas. Dana Melius in the St. Peter Herald interviewed Christian Lilienthal, the Nicollet County extension educator, who said the county’s corn harvest is worse than expected. He estimated corn production is down about 25 percent, which most likely will affect farmland rents next season. An acre in Nicollet County averaged $276 per acre this year and Lilienthal said that figure could drop to $200 next season. Looking for a nice place to retire? Think Northfield! Grace Webb at the Northfield News writes that MONEY Magazine named Northfield the best city in the U.S. for a well-rounded retirement. Editors first chose the top 12 states for housing prices, taxes on pensions, job opportunities for ...
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Apartment project in Duluth could ease housing crunch 25.10.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A $36 million apartment and retail complex is planned for a site near downtown Duluth. The 150 apartments will help inch the city towards solving its housing needs.
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U of M moving toward 'cost of attendance' for athletes 24.10.2014 MinnPost
They’d get more if they had a union . John Shipley at the PiPress reports , “With NCAA cost-of-attendance legislation on the fast track, the University of Minnesota is gearing up to offer the extra money to as many of its athletes as will be allowed. ‘We plan to include every sport,’ deputy director of athletics Beth Goetz said Thursday. That's not an inexpensive proposition, although it should cost Minnesota less than most of its peers in the Power 5 conferences. The average gap between a Minnesota scholarship and what would cover the full cost of attending the U is $2,194 a year, according to figures compiled by the NCAA.” The state has announced a $162 million program to fund roughly 4000 affordable housing units. James Walsh at the Strib says , “The money is the most ever awarded by Minnesota Housing, the former Minnesota Housing Finance Agency, and will go toward 78 rental and home ownership projects providing nearly 4,000 housing units. In all, projects in 33 cities, including the Twin Cities, ...
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