The law for landlords in Minneapolis is pretty open-and-shut. If you get two of your rental licenses pulled for not abiding by city codes, you can't rent any properties for the next five years. It's a strict rule, but it's there for a reason, meant to protect renters from unscrupulous landlords.
The case of Ron Folger seems to fit right in. He first lost a license when his renter was caught dealing drugs, and he didn't come up the required plan to tell the city how he would fix it. The next time, his group didn't allow a problem-ridden property to be inspected. That was it: two strikes and you're out. He couldn't rent those properties, or his 17 others, for the next five years.
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