Most landlords prefer one year leases for consistency of cash flow and to reduce property turnover. High property turnover tends to "wear out" property faster than long term leases. However, everything is negotiable. Expect to pay more monthly rent on a month-to-month term versus a longer term lease. Check out these web sites:
Even your local Cub foods in Burnsville has FREE rental publications - look for them on your way out.
Hope this helps.....JJ