The notorious landlord Spiros Zorbalas is out of Minneapolis. But he's not licking his wounds.After a legal battle with the City of Minneapolis that spanned nearly two years, Zorbalas finally sold his 38 buildings (that's 752 units) to local developer Steve Frenz in mid-December. But the fight didn' ... More >>
On Wednesday, Minneapolis City Council Member Gary Schiff announced that Spiros Zorbalas, better known as "The Slumlord of South Minneapolis," will no longer be the landlord of broken boilers, rodents and roaches, and overflowing dumpsters. Not because he's changed his ways, but because, following a ... More >>
A Detroit-to-Chicago flight was quarantined for three hours yesterday on Midway Airport's tarmac due to suspicions that a Red Wing, Minn., woman might have contracted monkeypox in Uganda.Lisa Sievers, 50, was on her way back to Minnesota after spending more than three months in Uganda trying to fina ... More >>
A dear tick: These little buggers can kill you.Add the grim tick-born Powassan virus to the list of natural calamities - tornadoes, floods -- that can kill you this summer in Minnesota. The first known fatality from the virus in the state was a woman identified by the Department of Health on ... More >>
www.wikipedia.comNot exactly what you want crawling around in the kitchen.The owners of Kim Huoy Chor Asian Cuisine in St. Paul just couldn't beat the roaches.
Image: Mark RobinsonMice and men are getting cosier in the Twin Cities.Bed bugs may be the trendy household pest du jour, but it appears that mice are more than squeaking out a living. According to hardware stores and local exterminators, calls for service and sales of mousetraps are on the ... More >>
They're hard to kill and coming to a cushion near you
Image via WikipediaBed bugs: Snuggle up to one in MinneapolisIn news that may give you hives, Minneapolis is the 15th most bed bug-infested city in the country. That's the word from Terminix, which based its rankings on the volume of calls to its bug assassins this year.
Wondering if this was a good restaurant name...In honor of Thom Pham's recent naming troubles with his new Wondrous Azian Kitchen (formerly "Wanderers Wondrous Azian Kitchen"), we decided to look into the worst-named restaurants, past and present, in the Twin Cities. Add your suggestions in the c ... More >>
Minneapolis slumlord still reigning over ramshackle homes
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Rodent and roach infestations. Overflowing dumpsters. Frigid heating vents. Meet Spiros Zorbalas...
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