The stories about the fatal fire last weekend continue.
- City pledges rapid housing inspections. It’s a shame that people had to die before most of the housing around the U will get inspected, but I expect this will make for a lot of very busy landlords this winter. I doubt inspectors will find many rental houses in the neighborhood that don’t have numerous code violations.
- Student housing comes in all kinds - Renters often rate cost above quality. I know I did when I was going to the U. Heck, I still do, to some extent.
- As the survivors of a fatal fire mourn, concerns rise about housing conditions near the U.
- Tenants are front line in residence safety, but many don’t know what to do when something isn’t right about the place they’re renting.
- Many roommates, tight quarters a fact of life for students in Dinkytown.
- Management company defends itself in wake of fatal fire.
And here’s some other news. It’s time to get back into the swing of it. I’ll keep pointing at the stories about the fire, since it’s a big deal in my neighborhood, but it’s a new season, and time for some other content.
- Bureaucrash is an international network of activists of all political persuasions who believe that bloated, sprawling governments and the bureaucrats and politicians who control them ought to be mocked. Mercilessly. Oh, and the pro-government protesters who want more bureacracy.
- Call Centers Struggle in Face of Do-Not-Call Rules. Isn’t that a shame? All together now: Awwww…
- Meeker Island advocates hope to recapture an era’ s history. The Meeker Island Dam was the first dam on the Mississippi in Minneapolis, and it’s about time that it get some more attention.