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Posted on: October 21, 2019

Assess & protect your home from the second leading cause of lung cancer – Radon!

Radon table of elements square sign

Are you aware of the health risks associated with elevated Radon levels in your home? Minnesota has high radon levels; amplified by geology and climate. Radon is the leading cause for lung cancer in non-smokers. Consider testing & protecting your home!

According the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) Minnesota experiences radon levels three times higher than the rest of the US on average.  Radon is a colorless, odorless gas emitted from ground soil, which enters our homes through the foundati...

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Additional Info... Code Enforcement
Posted on: October 14, 2019

Enjoy a recreational fire safely by following these guidelines!

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As nights begin to cool off for the season, recreational fires will be more common throughout the city. To keep your property and neighborhood safe please remember to follow recreational fire and burning guidelines while burning at your property.

Recreational fires should be confined to an area no greater than 3 x 3 x 3 feet and should be completely surrounded by a non-combustible material such as but not limited to rock, masonry, or ferrous metal.  Areas intended for recreational fire us...

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Code Enforcement
Posted on: October 7, 2019

How to ensure your winter boat storage is compliant with City Ordinances!

Boat on lake at sunset

Are you thinking about winter storage options for your boat? Please remember that motorized vehicles including boats stored on trailers must be parked on approved hard surface such as concrete, asphalt, or pavers regardless of the season.

Motorized boats may not be stored in your yard unless they are parked on an approved hard surface.  Approved hard surfaces include concrete, asphalt, or pavers.  Boats may be stored in a garage, shed or similar storage building, the esta...

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Code Enforcement
Posted on: September 30, 2019

Help keep areas of your property near intersections free of sightline obstructions!

Tree Limbs Blocking View at Instersection

To ensure adequate visibility of on-coming traffic at intersections, corner properties should maintain area near intersections free of any structures or plantings greater than 36” (inches) in height.

Corner areas defined by the triangular area within 30 feet of an intersection along each intersecting curb-lines should be maintained free of structures and plantings greater than 36” in height.  Hedges, signs, fences, and any landscaping feature...

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Code Enforcement