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Minneapolis, MinnesotaWhether you’re enduring a freeze or a flurry of flora, Uptown Minneapolis is the perfect place to explore in every season. Here are 4 things you can’t miss in this marvelous Midwestern neighborhood.

  1. Once Upon a Crime Mystery Books

Lovers of true crime and classic whodunnits alike shouldn’t miss this little underground bookshop in the heart of Uptown. Peruse the 800-square-foot front room loaded with everything from perennial bestsellers to local authors. If you don’t mind a little dust, ask about the bookstore’s annex, where you’ll find vintage copies and first editions of more favorites.

  1. Icehouse MPLS

apartments in MinnesotaAs the temperature continues to drop in Minnesota, maintaining a comfortable temperature indoors becomes a necessity. Residents know that it can get dangerously cold in the winter, making apartments in Minneapolis, St. Paul, and other Minnesota cities the places in which people will spend most of their time. Fortunately, a regulation called the Minnesota Cold Weather Rule makes it illegal for the city to turn off a renter’s utilities without at least seven days’ notice. This rule works well for people who pay for their utilities directly, but what about renters who don’t control their heat because the landlord takes care of it for them?

Understanding the Minnesota Cold Weather Rule

Before addressing this dilemma, it’s important to know a few basics about the Cold Weather Rule. The city must give a tenant seven days’ notice before shutting off their utilities, in order to give them time to get the appropriate sum of money together. Additionally, the rule offers decreased payment plans for those who realize they can’t afford the normal price of heat and other utilities.

Snow on Apartment StairsAs the days shorten, the dreams of many apartment dwellers turn to visions of winter wonderlands. Sunday is the pinnacle of this as the official first day of winter arrives with the winter solstice. Whether you love sledding, winter sports, or just sitting by the fire, we reveal our selections for the best cities in which to have an apartment for those who want to make to the most of the winter season.