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Twin Cities Residential Construction Hits Speedbump in August, But On Pace YTD

by Alex Nelson MinnesotaHousing and Mortgage IndustriesNews

The Builders Association of the Twin Cities released mixed news for August residential construction starts. August housing starts were down 20% year-over-year. However residential building permits remain more-or-less flat YTD from 2013 (total building permits are down just slightly YTD from 2013, while permitted units are up just slightly). On the whole, the statistics show continued recovery for the beleaguered new housing market.

BKSN takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

by Jessica Meeker Giving Back

The #ALSIceBucketChallenge has taken over the nation and social media. Team BKSN took the challenge and made a donation to ALS.

Running for Ralston House and the Children they Serve

by Jessica Meeker Giving Back

Saturday, August 2nd, Team BKSN participated in The Eighth Annual Ralston House .5K Endurance Challenge Race in Arvada. We took the challenge to help stop child abuse. With 9 runners on the team, we each ran for a different child.