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Medford

Addressing Medford’s housing shortage

Three Rivers has been invited to investigate a solution to address the Medford housing shortage, reports Annie Harman in the Owatonna People's Press. Sandwiched in between two large, workforce cities, the City of Medford is for many workers an appealing option in which to settle down. But, despite the quiet neighborhoods and stress-free commute, the… More

Albert Lea

Albert Lea offers tax abatement program to spur housing development

Market-rate housing is needed in Albert Lea, so the city has committed to provide incentives for construction of new owner-occupied and rental residential housing units within the City of Albert Lea. There is a shortage of housing options available for current residents and those being recruited to come to Albert Lea. Under the new program, any… More

Beacon Hill

Beacon Hill named a “Top Project of 2016”

Beacon Hill grew from a partnership between Itasca County Health and Human Services, Itasca County Housing and Redevelopment Authority, GRACE House shelter, Northland Counseling Center Inc., the Minnesota Department of Corrections, Itasca County Probation and KOOTASCA Community Action. With 20 apartments and 28 townhouses, Beacon Hill serves a diverse mix of more than 120 tenants… More

Seasons Park in Richfield

Latest way local governments are trying to combat the Twin Cities’ affordable housing crisis

Two apartment complexes in Richfield tell the story of one way local governments are trying to maintain the region’s supply of privately owned affordable housing. One of those complexes, Crossroads — which is now called the Concierge — has been undergoing a significant renovation since being purchased in 2015 by new owners. Many tenants, along… More

Gateway Tower exterior

Gateway renovations get high marks

The early reviews are rolling in on the what's-old-is-new-again Gateway Tower apartments on West Superior Street in downtown Duluth, and tenants say the renovations are a hit. "It couldn't look better," said 62-year-old Jan Nash, an 11-year resident of the 14-story tower. "New cabinets, new toilet and shower, new floors." "Huge bathroom," said Pam Blommer… More

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