Minnesota State Government and Public Real Estate News

Governor Mark Dayton today announced that the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs (MDVA) will receive a federal grant totaling $38 million for the construction of a skilled care nursing facility, and infrastructure tying the existing and future complex together at the Minneapolis Veterans Home
U.S. Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) has introduced a new measure to help prevent a repeat of last winter, when coal-fired power plants were forced to shut down temporarily because unreliable rail delivery issues caused coal stockpiles to dwindle to dangerously low levels
U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) cosponsored legislation to establish a new infrastructure financing authority to help states and localities better leverage private funds to build and maintain the nation’s outdated infrastructure. The Building and Renewing Infrastructure for Development and Growth in Employment (BRIDGE) Act helps to address the nation’s alarming investment shortfall in maintaining and improving our transportation network, water and wastewater systems, and energy infrastructure.
Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) released the following statement today after the Government Accountability Office released a report providing a status update on new authority allowing nondepository community development financial institutions (CDFIs) to join a Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLBank)
U.S. Sens. Al Franken (D-Minn.) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio) introduced a bipartisan bill to make sure that young people and veterans who have faced homelessness don't have to make the difficult choice between a place to call home and a good education.
The Authorized Rural Water Projects Completion Act would establish a guaranteed annual investment of $80 million from the Bureau of Reclamation for 20 years to fund construction of six congressionally authorized rural water systems, including the Lewis and Clark project
The Advancing Grid Storage Act would accelerate investments in the deployment of energy storage systems, which are key to a more resilient, efficient, clean, and cost-effective electrical grid. Investing in energy storage will, in turn, help promote economic security and create high-skill, sustainable jobs
The Performance Excellence Network (PEN), formerly the Minnesota Council for Quality, honored The Goodman Group and five other recipients on April 28 with the 2014 Performance Excellence Award (formerly the MN Quality Award), including five from Minnesota and one from South Dakota.
U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken, along with Representative Keith Ellison, today announced that the Department of Transportation has awarded the Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport $6,219,743 for infrastructure improvements.
U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan, Governor Mark Dayton, Minnesota Department of Transportation (MNDOT) Commissioner Charlie Zelle, Minnesota Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk, and State Representative David Dill today announced their support to include in the state bonding bill several urgent transportation infrastructure projects near the international rail crossing in Ranier, Minnesota. Senator Bakk is introducing those bonding provisions in the Senate.
Sharper Management, a locally-owned, mid-sized property management company located in Eden Prairie, MN, has recently been brought on board to manage the home owner’s association for Baily’s Arbor, Kirkhaven Rhapsody at Bailey’s Arbor, and Primrose at Bailey’s Arbor.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today that it is charging the owner and manager of a Minnesota property with housing discrimination for refusing to rent a home to an Asian family of Hmong descent. HUD’s charge alleges that Page Edmunds and his company, Renter’s Avenue, located in Champlin, Minnesota, refused to rent to the family, attempted to charge them to have the lease translated, made discriminatory statements to them because of their national origin, and retaliated against them for exercising their fair housing rights.
On Wednesday, May 6th at 1pm, the Village Cooperative of Lenexa, a senior housing cooperative, will host an Informational Seminar at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 12601 West 95th Street, Lenexa. The seminar will provide information regarding the proposed age 55+ cooperative planned for Lenexa. The informational seminar will be an opportunity for the public to learn about the financial benefits & lifestyle of maintenance free cooperative living. Shane Wright, Project Manager, Real Estate Equities Development, LLC is the speaker for this event
We are alarmed by the Department of Energy’s abrupt decision to reverse course and withdraw a proposed waiver from new energy efficiency standards for water heaters used as part of utility demand response programs which will adversely impact our constituents. We ask the Department of Energy to immediately grant an energy efficiency standard exemption in regards to large-volume water heaters that are used in demand response and electric thermal storage programs
Lt. Governor Tina Smith released the following statement today concerning House Republicans’ proposal to eliminate funding for the Minnesota Broadband Infrastructure Grant Fund. “I am disappointed in House Republicans’ proposal to eliminate funding for greater Minnesota broadband infrastructure.
Mary Adema with Competitive Edge Real Estate advances his website using IDX Broker Software

EUGENE, OR – March 15, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — With new accounts being set up each day, IDX, Inc. is pleased to welcome real estate agent Mary Adema with Competitive Edge Real Estate in Minneapolis, Missesota to the every growing list of real estate professionals customizing the search function of their website with IDX Broker software. Visitors to Adema’s site can now search the thousands of properties available on the Northstar MLS (Northstar) and create custom searches to help them narrow down their results. Using Internet Data Exchange (IDX) technology, search options and results are displayed on Adema’s website in a seamlessly integrated format. more »

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