State GOP Avoids Eviction 01 May 12

The Minnesota Republican Party says it has a deal with its landlord to make up for missed rent and avoid being evicted from its headquarters. Party Chair Pat Shortridge said Monday that the confidential agreement will be finalized in a week. It came on the eve of a court hearing where the landlord’s eviction notice was to be heard. Shortridge says the hearing won’t happen now. The debt-ridden party hadn’t paid its rent for several months and owed the property company more than $100,000. Shortridge has said the party was paying too much and had too much space for its needs. The GOP has almost two years remaining on its lease.