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Posted on: November 27, 2023

Protect your home from disastrous and costly freeze damage this winter!

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Prevent freeze damage at your property and in your neighborhood this winter. Consider shutting your water off while you're away.

If you plan to leave your home on vacation for an extended period of time this winter, you might want to consider shutting the water off (at the meter) in case the heat goes out while you’re away. This simple act will minimize the amount of wate...

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Additional Info... Code Enforcement
Posted on: November 20, 2023

Stay safe this holiday season by observing these safety tips in and around your home!

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There is no better time of year than the holidays to ensure that all safety features in your home are in good condition and working properly! Safety features can include smoke detectors, cover plates for all outlets and light switches, and even windows.

Safety features may include smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.  Smoke detectors should be located on each level of the home and in each bedroom. Carbon monoxide detectors should be located within 10 feet of each bedroom. All smoke and carbon mo...

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Link: Electrical Safety Foundation... Code Enforcement
Posted on: November 13, 2023

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

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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 foundations. Addit...

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Link to MDH Radon Info... Code Enforcement
Posted on: November 6, 2023

Doing business from home? Follow these guidelines to be within ordinance requirements.

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In order to preserve the character of residential neighborhoods home occupations are regulated within residential districts. Daycare and state licensed facilities are permitted uses that are not considered a Home Occupation.

Home occupations should be conducted in a manner consistent with ordinance requirements. Below are some guidelines that may assist: 

  1. Business may only be operated by persons residing in the dwelling. No outside employees permitted. 
  2. Busine...
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Additional Info... Code Enforcement