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MN Court of Appeals Strikes Down Sprinkler Mandate


EDINA, MINNESOTA(October 13, 2015) – The Minnesota REALTORS® issued the following statement from MNAR® Chief Executive Officer Chris Galler, following the announcement of the Minnesota Court of Appeals decision in Builders Association of the Twin Cities vs. Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry (DOLI), in which the Court struck down the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry’s administrative rule requiring in-home sprinkler systems on all new residential construction over 4,500 square feet.  Galler said:

“Today, the Minnesota Court of Appeals sided with Minnesota homeowners and rejected the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry’s disastrous rule that has impacted new home construction permits and would have added more than $10,000 to the cost of new construction.”

Galler continued, “By rejecting the arbitrary standards set forth by DOLI, the Court stands with the majority of lawmakers and countless Minnesotans who have stood up in the past few years and voiced opposition against this reckless regulation.”


GLAR Installation of Officers and Annual Meeting



October 2015

The Greater Lakes Association of REALTORS® held their Annual Installation of Officers October 1, 2015 at The Greater Lakes Association of REALTORS® office in Baxter. The Minnesota Association of REALTORS® President Elect Patty Zuzek installed the new officers. New officers for the 2015 – 2016 year are: President T.J. Simon, Wolff & Simon Real Estate, Park Rapids; President Elect Carrie Lee, Keller Williams Realty Professionals, Baxter; Secretary Laurie Moe-Greer, Coldwell Banker Cedar Point Realty, Walker; Treasurer Brad Wadsten, Edina Realty, Baxter; Past President Sheila Holley, Edina Realty, Baxter; Directors: Galen Johnson, RE/MAX First Choice Real Estate, Park Rapids; Jeff Kruschek, RE/MAX Central, Little Falls; Shayna McCulloch, Elite Title, Baxter; Trista Oseland, Weichert REALTORS® Tower Properties, Brainerd; and Becky Sandelands, Sandelands Realty, Garrison.

Awards were presented to Sheila Holley, REALTOR® of the Year, Sandy Smith, REALTOR® Citizen
of the Year, First American Title, GLAR Affiliate of the Year, and Tom Pierce, REALTOR® Emeritus.

The Greater Lakes Association of REALTORS® has real estate professionals in Aitkin, Cass, Crow Wing, Hubbard, Mille Lacs and Morrison, Todd and Wadena Counties.

15344 Pearl Driver, Baxter MN 56425

Telephone 218-828-4567

Fax 218-829-8178

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