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BASF Construction Chemicals earns LEED certification

Minnesota facility awarded LEED EB O&M Silver rating. SHAKOPEE, MN, September 24, 2009 -- The United States Green Building Council (USGBC) has awarded a LEED® Silver designation to the BASF Construction Chemicals - Building Systems headquarters and office/research complex located in Shakopee, Minnesota, a suburb of Minneapolis. This is the first BASF building to earn LEED Certification and only the third building to earn LEED EB O&M certification in Minnesota

Bachmann Urges Geithner to Cut Ties with ACORN

Washington, DC - October 1, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Representative Michele Bachmann (MN-06) today urged Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner to specifically prohibit ACORN from participating in his $35 billion proposal to expand government intervention in the housing market

Bachmann Urges HUD to Bar ACORN from Taxpayer Fundin

September 15, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Last week, U.S. Representative Michele Bachmann (MN-06) asked the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to suspend and bar ACORN from its programs and funding

Time Capsule from 1934 Found at Minneapolis Veterans Home

July 7, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — The Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs, together with members of the Veterans community, will open a time capsule from 1934 during the cornerstone removal ceremony of historic building 9 at the Minneapolis Veterans Home Tuesday, July 7 at 10:30 a.m. The original cornerstone is dated at the start of construction, Nov. 11, 1934. Completed in 1937, building 9 was constructed almost entirely by hand over a span of nearly three years.

Metro area bears brunt of housing slump; northwest, west-central Minnesota fare better

ST. PAUL, MN - June 26, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — The housing slump appears to be affecting the Minneapolis-St. Paul Metropolitan Area more than other parts of Minnesota, according to a new report from the Minnesota State Demographic Center.

Attorney General Files Suit To Halt Further Sales By Building Salesman

March 20, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson today filed a lawsuit against a North Dakota man who charged Minnesota farmers and small businesses at least $265,375 for the sale of steel farm buildings and storage buildings that he failed to deliver.

Mn/DOT announces local transportation stimulus projects

March 13, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Mn/DOT today announced city and county road and bridge projects in Greater Minnesota that will be fast- forwarded with transportation funding from the federal economic stimulus package

Preliminary census numbers show historic low for new housing units

ST. PAUL, MN - March 11, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — – The seven-county Twin Cities metropolitan area tallied only 4,458 new housing units in 2008, according to preliminary data for new residential construction from the U.S. Census Bureau.

MINNESOTA AWARDED $2.25 MILLION BY THE JOHN D. AND CATHERINE T. MACARTHUR FOUNDATION TO...

Investment Aimed at Preserving Affordable Housing for an Estimated 12,000 Minnesota Families Saint Paul, MN - February 27, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Minnesota Housing announced today that $2.25 million has been awarded by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation to help ensure the preservation of affordable housing for an estimated 12,000 Minnesota families.

Ensuring Safe Homes, the Legislature Votes to Enact Building Code Across the State

MN - August 3, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — In a victory for homeowners and quality contractors, this year’s legislature worked with the Builders Association of...

Three Minnesota Business Sectors Call for Focus on Economy in 2008 Session

Legislators Should Follow Federal Government’s Lead January 24, 2008 —Leaders of the state’s auto, home-building, and real estate industries, warned of difficult economic conditions and...

The 2007 Lakeshore Summit: Get Educated, Be Inspired, Network

LakeshoreDreams.com announces the 2007 Lakeshore Summit. The summit will feature lake real estate, home financing and marketing leaders presenting advice, investment ideas and current...

Housing slump stings area banks

Six from Twin Cities among 20 in the U.S. most exposed to failing construction loans  An intensifying housing recession is zapping community banks across the...

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Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson Announce Over $165,000 for Infrastructure Improvements at Windom...

U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken, along with Representative Collin Peterson, today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded Windom Municipal Airport a grant of $166,160 for infrastructure improvements.

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Minnesota Real Estate Company, Realtor, And Accountant Indicted For Mail And...

A federal grand jury returned an indictment against a real estate company, a realtor, and his accountant for participating in a long-running conspiracy to defraud companies, including financial institutions, in connection with foreclosed properties in the Minneapolis area and elsewhere, the Department of Justice announced.