Minnesota State Government and Public Real Estate News

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is taking additional measures in response to the discovery of starry stonewart in Lake Koronis, Stearns County. The DNR will treat the invasive algae in front of the main public access at Lake Koronis, as part of an expanded effort to reduce the risk that it will spread to other bodies of water.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is seeking applications for grants to support off-highway vehicle (OHV) trail projects and new trail proposals. Application forms for projects on existing trails are due to a Parks and Trails Division area supervisor’s office each year by Nov. 30.
U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken, along with U.S. Representatives Collin Peterson, Betty McCollum, Keith Ellison, Tim Walz, and Rick Nolan, sent a letter today urging the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to protect water quality in Voyageurs National Park. In a letter, the lawmakers urged the USACE to include funding for the Voyageurs National Park Clean Water Project in the FY 2016 Civil Works Plan.
U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken, along with Representative Rick Nolan, today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded the Duluth International Airport $11,725,663 for infrastructure improvements.
The St. Louis County Board has voted to hold the maximum property tax levy flat for 2016 at $116.6 million, a 0 percent increase over last year. This is doubly good news for tax payers, because in addition to no increase in the levy, the growth in the economy and tax base means the County-portion of the property tax statement should decrease for the majority of residents
The Federal Reserve Board on Tuesday announced the appointment of Minnesota Housing Finance Agency (MHFA) Commissioner Mary Tingerthal to the newly-created Community Advisory Council (CAC). Commissioner Tingerthal is one of only 15 members nationwide selected to advise the Federal Reserve Board on the economic circumstances and financial services needs of low- and middle-income consumers and communities.
Autumn is here and the St. Louis County Environmental Services Department has an important reminder for property owners with septic systems. If you’re thinking about selling your home over the winter, get your septic system inspected now before the ground freezes
When completed, the Lewis and Clark Regional Water System will cover a service territory of more than 5,000 square miles and provide drinking water to 300,000 residents and businesses in southwest Minnesota, northwest Iowa, and southeast South Dakota
Sign up for money-saving energy programs, see presentations about ways to make your home more energy efficient, and learn about options to go solar. Get free LED lightbulbs and a complimentary continental breakfast, and let the children have fun with a chalk house, coloring books, temporary tattoos and games.
Earlier today, Rep. Keith Ellison introduced the Preserving American Homeownership Act (HR 3519), which will allow Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to use principal reduction to assist homeowners underwater on their home loan. Currently, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac offer a number of methods to assist homeowners facing foreclosure – except principal reduction.
Recreational netting for whitefish and tullibee opens Friday, Oct. 9, on designated lakes that are less susceptible to sudden changes that impact water temperature, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Minnesota is a global leader in water technology innovation according to a new report released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) and the Minnesota Environmental Quality Board. The report found that job growth in the Minnesota water technology industry was three times faster than overall state employment during the last decade and that it employed more than 13,500 workers in 2014.
The $21 million renovation of the St. Louis County Government Services Center – the largest building project in the County’s history – is now finished. To celebrate the completion of this nearly two-year project and the convenience it will provide to citizens seeking County services, the County Board will join with project partners to host a ribbon cutting and open house on Tuesday, September 15, beginning at 1 p.m. The ceremony, which will include a blessing of the building, will take place on the plaza outside the Government Services Center (GSC) at 320 West 2nd Street in Duluth
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Parks and Trails Division will celebrate the importance of Legacy Amendment funding to prairie restoration in state parks, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., on Saturday, Sept. 26 at Maplewood State Park in Pelican Rapids.
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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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