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Turn & Learn 2015

On December 8th and 9th, Thies & Talle Management gathered for our Annual Turn and Learn Conference and Holiday Party. During the conference, we enjoyed some great guest speakers and education sessions!  Guest speakers included Donna Hanbery ( from Hanbery & Turner, P.A. who spoke about the importance of good documentation and Fair Housing and James Olney from Associated Financial Group ( who spoke about fostering a positive work environment. The conference concluded that evening with a networking event featuring The Bossa Jazz Quartet ( , dinner and the announcement of the annual service awards which included: 5 Year Awards: Jeffrey Johnson           Heritage Park Thomas Kennedy        Cutters Grove Mary Niday-Russell   Springbrook Estates Juanita Sealy               Thies & Talle Management Duane Whitehead      Maplewood William Bollinger       Circle Pines Keith Meyer                 Homestead Townhomes Alberto Vazquez          Plymouth Ponds 10 Year Awards: Ramona Beam             Plymouth Ponds Kati Cartier                  Sun Cliffe Duane Helmbolt         Shamrock Court Diana Hoops                Kimberly Meadows James Morin                Forest Place Karen Kenney              Victoria Place Harlan Rohrbach        Bridgewood Estates 15 Year Awards: Amy Berger                 Afton View Patrice Ricci                Thies & Talle Management Anthony Sterzinger     Southview Constance Bussey       Southview 20 Year Awards: Kristine Nelson            Thies & Talle Management Donald Carter             Ramsey Townhomes 25 Year Awards: Earl Busse                   Garden Court Martha Hofer              Beadle West Janet Talle                   Thies & Talle Corporate 30 Year Awards: Sharol Longaker          Thies & Talle Management The nominees for Property of the Year in the categories of Affordable Property and Market Rate Property were also…

Let's go golfing!

It's warming up and golf courses around the state of Minnesota are opening up.  Our friends at the Chaska Town Course ( just opened up today April, 1st for the season. Voted one of the top 10 golf courses in the state if you haven't had a chance to get out to Chaska to play 18 holes you need to this spring/summer. Check out their great early season rates. Thies & Talle has also put together a promotion with the Chaska Town Course for anyone who leases one of our units at the Lake Hazeltine Woods Townhomes. (properties/lakehazeltine-chaska.html)  We have some incredible 1 bedroom spaces available.  When you sign a lease at Lake Hazeltine Woods we will give you a pass for two free rounds of golf at Chaska Town Course.   A perfect combo for the single executive to take advantage of.  Give us a call today at 866) 445-9338 (tel:(866) 445-9338)  for more details.    

MN Timberwolves offer: Welcome Back KG and Pay Less

We were just sent over this offer from the MN Timberwolves.   Get out to a game this month and welcome back the "Big Ticket" Kevin Garnett!   Save as much as 50% off the single game price! Choose from two upcoming games. Brooklyn Nets | March 16th - 7:00PM Charlotte Hornets | March 22 - 6:00 PM ( Use Promo Code:  PASSER Note:  Special Discounted price will appear when you select your seats Offer expires on March 22, 2015  

Congratulations to Duluth East Hockey!

This years State High School hockey tournament Cinderella story is coming from the great city of Duluth ( .   The Duluth East Greyhounds have stunned perennial powerhouses St. Thomas Academy and Edina and tonight they go for the championship against undefeated Lakeville North!  Good luck boys!    

Thies & Talle's Elizabeth Lopez Valdez featured in MHA 10 great reasons to pursue a career in residential property management

We are excited to announce that Thies & Talle’s own Elizabeth Lopez Valdez was featured in the Minnesota Multi-Housing Association’s 10 great reasons to pursue a career in residential property management campaign.  Elizabeth is a Caretaker at Riva Ridge Apartments (properties/riva-ridge-shakopee.html) in Shakopee, MN.  Elizabeth was also nominated by Thies & Talle Management for a Multi Housing Achievement in Design, Advertising,  and Community Support award (MADACS) for Best Caretaker in 2014.  

City Pages 2nd Annual 10 Thousand Sounds Music Festival (UPDATED!)

Join us for six hours of live music on Saturday, July 26, 2014 at City Pages 2nd annual music festival, 10 Thousand Sounds ( , featuring Poliça, Sylvan Esso, Allan Kingdom, Carroll, Frankie Teardrop, Tree Blood and hosted by Barb Abney of the Current! The single-stage, outdoor event will take place from 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm. in the hub of downtown – just one block south of the Orpheum Theater off of 10th Street and Hennepin Avenue. With a multi-genre lineup, local vendors, food trucks & libations — this is a festival event you don't want to miss! Keep your phone fueled during the festival fun! The Thies & Talle Charging Station will be onsite bumping charges for free so you can tweet, talk, text & share on social media to your heart's content...because life is better with a full battery, and at a Thies & Talle Apartment!  (   UPDATE!  Congratulations to Michelle who was our lucky winner of the City Pages contest by sharing her following festival story.  We had a lot of great contributions and thank everyone who entered! "So many memories from Bonnaroo 2011, but the experience that stood out the most was me and my pal’s anticipation of Gogol Bordello. The band was playing at around 1:00 am, The heat during the day was sweltering so we had hiked (over an hour) back to our campsite for a nap at around 11:30pm, we had both slept through our alarms and woke up at 12:50am in a panic. Me and my fest mate shot out of our sleeping bags, pounded two Hamm’s apiece, and hopped on the Bonnaroo golfcart taxi. We made it in time to experience the wildest gypsy punk rock dance party ever, the community of people at Bonnaroo is something I’ll never forget."    

How to be a better neighbor/apartment living

    Whether your building has an association or not…odds are you don't exactly know your new neighbors yet, am I right? Here are some suggestions on how to build your own little community in no time at all. Back in the day they used to have an actual welcome wagon….and certainly if you're crafty and enterprising enough you can go around to local businesses and get them to donate coupons or small gifts to the newly moved in, and then go around to each new neighbor and present them with a lovely welcome basket…but this is more about what to do after that. local restaurant night: pick a local restaurant in your neighborhood that you can all meet up at for drinks or dinner…you're getting to know your new area, supporting local business, as well as getting to know your neighbors. Once you've got to know your neighbors a little better….hopefully someone will like you enough to make you something. Or borrow something. Remember the golden neighborly rule: Always return a dish FULL…not empty. Whether you've borrowed a large dish or pan to hold something…or you received the gift of food FROM your neighbor? The friendly thing to do is return it filled with something they will enjoy. if you can't cook or bake, nothing says "howdy neighbor" like a big bag of M&M's :) Perhaps you've got so many fun people in your building, you'd like to step up the socializing…why not start a Facebook page? That way you can check in with one another…pass along important information….organize the next potluck…oh hey, that's another groovy idea! Potluck! everyone brings a dish. It would be nice to be invited to one without the added agenda of someone selling something (tupperware/jewelry/candles, etc) but either way…it's nice to know who the good cooks are in the building, how they furnished their place as opposed to yours, and who's door you will NOT be knocking on for a cup of sugar. Once you've established a rapport with your fellow building dwellers, sky's the limit! Cookie swaps! My…

Live at the MN Zoo July 8th : Great Big Sea

Great Big Sea Monday, July 8 @ Weesner Family Amphitheater, Apple Valley, MN Doors 7:00 | Music 7:30 | All Ages Ticket Price: $38.00 (Reserved) & $50.50 (VIP Box Seat) On-Sale: Saturday, April 27 @ 10:00 AM An Evening with Great Big Sea  Hailing from Newfoundland, Great Big Sea is best known for performing energetic rock interpretations rooted in the melodies, rhythms, and timbres of Newfoundland traditional music. They’ve received a number of Juno Award nominations, including Best Roots & Traditional Album, Best Video, Group of The Year, and Entertainer of the Year. While musical fashions have come and gone, Great Big Sea has maintained an unswerving commitment to the original ideas – a belief that a marriage of their own creativity and the joyous folk music of their home in Newfoundland would be an unbeatable combination. To celebrate the band’s 20th anniversary, Great Big Sea have personally compiled XX, an amazing box set that captures the many highs in a storied career that has produced ten full- length CDs, two DVDs, and thousands of energetic and entertaining performances.   TICKET INFORMATION Ticket Prices: $38.00 (Reserved) & $50.50 (VIP Box Seat)  Plus applicable fees, includes $2.00 venue facility feeTickets available at the Electric Fetus in Minneapolis, allTicketmaster locations, by calling 800.745.3000 and online at

Live at the MN Zoo July 7th : Los Lobos / Los Lonely Boys

Los Lobos / Los Lonely Boys Sunday, July 7 @ Weesner Family Amphitheater, Apple Valley, MN Doors 7:00 | Music 7:30 | 18+ Ticket Price: $56 Reserved Seating / $68.50 VIP Box On-Sale: Saturday, April 27 @ 10:00 AM Since Los Lobos released their debut album Just Another Band from East L.A. in 1978, they’ve repeatedly disproved that title, consistently evolving artistically while never losing sight of their humble roots. Grammy- winning Los Lobos is an eclectic band in the best sense of the word, drawing equally from rock, Tex-Mex, country, folk, R&B, blues, and traditional Spanish and Mexican music. A rare example of longevity in a volatile music world that stresses style over substance, Los Lobos’ lineup has remained the same since 1984, when saxophonist/keyboardist Steve Berlin joined original members Louie Pérez, David Hidalgo, Cesar Rosas and Conrad Lozano, each of whom had been there since the beginning in 1973. Hailing from San Antonio, Los Lonely Boys are a sibling trio whose music draws equally from rock, blues, Tex-Mex, conjunto, and tejano. Their self-titled debut album, recorded in 2003 at Willie Nelson’s Pedernales Studio, produced a multi-chart gold single Heaven, sold millions of albums, won a Grammy and racked up reams of critical acclaim. They even went on to open for The Rolling Stones. After proving themselves as a musical success story in the last decade, Los Lonely Boys are now carving out their legend with their fourth studio album, Rockpango(a made-up Spanish word that the band translates to English as “rock party”. And that’s what Los Lonely Boys provide in concert – a full scale Tex-Mex American roots rock party.TICKET INFORMATION Ticket Prices: $56.00 (Reserved) & $68.50 (VIP Box Seat)  Plus applicable fees, includes $2.00 venue facility fee Tickets available at the Electric Fetus in Minneapolis, allTicketmaster locations, by calling 800.745.3000 and online at