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Tenants may sleep from sun to sun, but a landlord's job ...

The Twin Cities apartment market has been doing well over the past few years. Add the demand for apartments to the low interest rate for mortgages, and you come up with a lot of opportunity for investors. The strong market means, too, that companies and individuals with just one or two properties can expand their holdings.

The Basics of the Small-Estate Affidavit

The basics of the small-estate affidavit are important to know if your loved one passed away with an estate of less than $50,000. The small-estate affidavit is the quickest, cheapest, and simplest method of distribution property in compliance with the probate laws.

Good, bad or, well, just news: State's sand is fit for fracking p3

This is the last in a series of posts about a dispute in Houston County, Minnesota. The Erickson mine had been part of a scheme to produce major quantities of sand for use in hydraulic fracturing. The frac operation never got off the ground, and Erickson pulled out. As we have explained in our last two posts, the sequence of events has forced the mine to go through a more complicated permit renewal process. We are picking up where we left off in our July 14, 2014, post.

Good, bad or, well, just news: State's sand is fit for fracking p2

While the heyday of Minnesota's Iron Range is over, another mining boom may be around the corner. For environmentalists, that is not such good news. The sand mines in the state, notably the mines in Houston County, are hoping to supply the gas and oil industry with a key ingredient of the solution used in fracturing.

Good, bad or, well, just news: State's sand is fit for fracking

Minnesota may not be sitting on the Bakken shale, but we do have a seat in the second row of the fracking controversy. Fracking, of course, is short-hand for hydraulic fracturing, the process used to extract oil and natural gas from shale deposits.

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