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New affordable housing rules aim to protect tenants from mid-lease rent increase 16.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A new Minnesota rule blocks affordable housing owners from increasing rent in the middle of a lease. Housing advocates say it will provide people with precarious incomes some certainty.
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Gov. Walz lays out final pieces of $2 billion borrowing plan 16.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Gov. Tim Walz said Wednesday his plan to issue bonds for $2 billion in state construction projects is a response to needs expressed around the state. Republicans say a bonding bill is necessary but Walz’s plan is too big.
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Policast: A Supreme Court ruling ahead of Minnesota's primary; Walz kicks off bonding 10.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
On today’s edition we explain the Minnesota Supreme Court’s ruling on the state’s presidential primary ballots.
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Drivers beware: Catalytic converters thieves active in Twin Cities 10.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A crime wave is lapping at the undersides of cars, trucks and SUVs across the Twin Cities, as police field dozens of reports of catalytic converter thefts.
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Walz bonding proposal includes $276 million for affordable housing 10.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Walz said the housing proposal would be part of a roughly $2 billion borrowing package. Announcements on water infrastructure, higher education and public safety are expected in the coming days.
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Officials: Loss of Drake Hotel hurts efforts to house homeless 28.12.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The longtime overflow shelter has also provided affordable short-term housing for low income residents.
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Diversity big on the ballot in race for a Minnesota House seat 25.12.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Six of the 12 candidates in the coming District 60A special election in Minneapolis are first- or second-generation immigrants, part of a growing trend of people with new-immigrant roots seeking political power in Minnesota and the U.S.
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Despite calls for sprinklers, Mpls. officials give no timetable for upgrades 20.12.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The Minneapolis Public Housing Authority says it's not planning to accelerate the installation of sprinklers following a high-rise fire last month that left five people dead.
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Walz launches effort to find winter shelter for homeless people 20.12.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The Minnesota Winter Homeless Initiative will create 150 beds in shelters across the state this winter, but officials say more needs to be done to end homelessness.
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Longtime GOP Rep. Gunther announces retirement 20.12.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Rep. Bob Gunther, R-Fairmont, said Thursday he will leave the Legislature at the end of 2020.
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Ellison sues former county official over management of veterans charity 17.12.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Blake Huffman, a former Ramsey County commissioner, faces a civil suit of alleged conflicts of interest with Journey Home Minnesota.
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Minnesota U.S. senators look for answers after deadly public housing fire 14.12.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
After a fire in a Minneapolis high-rise killed five residents, Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith sent a letter to U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson asking about sprinkler system installation in older properties.
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Thinking small to make big difference on homelessness 14.12.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Smaller, simpler housing units offer a way to house people for less money. Two Twin Cities organizations are looking to implement more creative and much less expensive ways to provide accommodations, with dignity and community support.
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Financial snag hits Fort Snelling Upper Post affordable housing project 13.12.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
About a year ago, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources struck a deal with Plymouth-based Dominium. Now Dominium said it's worried it may not get essential financing through bonds authorized by the federal government and distributed by the state.
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Divided St. Paul City Council passes budget with property tax increase 12.12.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
St. Paul homeowners will soon find out whether they’ll pay more in property taxes and by how much. City Council members passed the city’s 2020 budget that includes a 5.85 percent levy increase by one vote.
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A ‘good new home’ welcomes the formerly homeless 6.12.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A new St. Paul housing project was conceived, designed and built by Native Americans. It aims to help their young residents with education and employment while honoring their culture.
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MPR News AM Update: Why don’t most apartments have sprinklers? 3.12.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Plus an expansion of Minnesota’s medical marijuana program and a big homeless shelter planned in Minneapolis.
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After an apartment fire kills five, a call for sprinklers 3.12.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Adding sprinklers in old buildings can be expensive. But proponents say it’s worth it.
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Outpouring of community support, calls for improved safety in wake of fatal Minneapolis fire 30.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Community leaders have formed a committee to plan how to best help people affected by Wednesday’s fatal fire in a Minneapolis high-rise apartment building. Meanwhile, a state legislator is calling for improved fire safety measures in older buildings.
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Authorities ID victims of Minneapolis high-rise fire 29.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Authorities have identified the fifth person who died Wednesday in a high-rise apartment fire in Minneapolis.
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