Básicos de chinches de Extensión de U of M

Que es un chinche de la cama? Chinches son insectos pequeños y pueden ser muy difícil ver. Chinches adultos son planos, óvalos, y de un color café marrón, casi el tamaño de una semilla de manzana. Chinches adolescentes pueden ser muy pequeño y difícil para ver.

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Organizando arrendatarios para mejorar apartamentos

Apartamentos en Corcoran, específicamente los que están por la calle Lake, están en mala forma. Arrendatarios que piden reparaciones y mantenimiento básico en sus edificios están siendo ignorados propietarios, muchos de los cuales se aprovechan de la vulnerabilidad de arrendatarios como una forma de hacer negocios. La ciudad de Minneapolis tiene la autoridad de investigar y ordenar reparaciones como respuesta a las quejas de arrendatarios, pero frecuentemente las políticas y practicas de la inspección de la ciudad solamente sirven empoderar un propietario malo y dejar los arrendatarios frustrados y en viviendas de calidad inferior.

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Organizing tenants to improve apartments: Update on work by Southside United Neighborhoods

Apartment buildings in Corcoran, especially in the Lake Street corridor, are in rough shape. Tenants who request repairs and basic maintenance in their building are being ignored by bad landlords, many of whom prey on vulnerable tenants as a way of doing business. The City of Minneapolis has the authority to inspect and order repairs in response to tenants’ complaints, but too often City inspection policies and practices only serve to empower a bad landlord while leaving tenants frustrated and living in substandard housing.

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Bed bug basics from UofM Extension

What is a bed bug? Bed bugs are small insects and can be very hard to see. Adult bed bugs are flat, oval and reddish-brown in color, about the size of an apple seed. Juvenile bed bugs can be very small, and hard to see.

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"A brush with kindness" supports home maintenance

A Brush With Kindness is a neighborhood program of Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity that helps homeowners restore their homes so they can live in a safe, healthy environment. The program provides home repair and restoration for low-income homeowners who need assistance.

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COMMUNITY VOICES | Minneapolis Saint Paul Home Tour highlights city living

How do people live in the cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul? The annual Minneapolis Saint Paul Home Tour is one way to find out. People open their homes to visitors to show off the spaces they live in and what they might have done to improve or enhance those spaces.

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Steal this letter: How to write your legislators

We don't really want you to steal this letter - but we think it is a fine example of how to craft a message to your legislators. Read our breakdown of why it works, and if you like, click the link below to print. Thanks to Elise Jamison, a member of The House of Hope Prebysterian Church who serves on the Prior Crossing task force, for sharing it.

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More housing, not shelters

Today [May 1], Minneapolis’ two winter shelters will close for the season. This has become an annual ritual for the past few years, ever since two churches opened temporary winter shelters to offer supplemental beds for the rising homeless population. These two shelters house over 100 people a night, who will now find themselves out in the still-chilly spring without other options.

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Frank-Lyn: A wedge in the Wedge

I attended a Lowry Hill East Neighborhood Association meeting about 7 weeks ago (cancel the BREAKING NEWS alert). There was one topic: a new mixed-use development for the corner of Franklin and Lyndale. I went in with a point of view, but an open mind regarding the opinions of my neighbors–of whom I generally have high regard. A project of the proposed scope and purpose, on the most unpleasant corner in the neighborhood seems, to me, the farthest thing from controversial.

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Plumbers make repairs for needy homeowners

Plumbers Local 15 members Jeff Corbett (left) Steve Friend (right) were among the 96 union plumbers who volunteered for the annual “Water’s Off” event.

Volunteer plumbers from Minneapolis/St. Cloud Plumbers Local 15 and St. Paul/Mankato Plumbers Local 34 helped 81 needy homeowners as part of the 20th annual “Water’s Off” day of community service Saturday, April 5.

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