Nature-loving couple design a home for the birds in Lake Elmo

Nature-loving couple design a home for the birds in Lake Elmo

A Utah couple's passion for bird-watching, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing lured them to Minnesota to build the retirement home of their dreams. The result: a modern interpretation of Prairie-School style with Scandinavian influences. It's the AIA Minnesota Home of the Month.

Gas leak under control, but steps remain until it's sealed

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A utility company got control of a leaking well that spewed natural gas for nearly four months and uprooted thousands of Los Angeles residents. Here's a look at what needs to be done to seal it permanently and what happens after the state certifies the well is dead.

Nuns who help homeless face eviction in costly San Francisco

February 10
Sister Mary Benedicte wants to focus on feeding the hungry lined up outside a soup kitchen in a gritty part of San Francisco.
February 11

Average US rate on 30-year mortgage falls to 3.65 percent

Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell this week for the sixth straight week as markets around the globe continued the whipsaw trading that has marked this year so far.
Variety
February 9

Nuns who help homeless face eviction in costly San Francisco

Sister Mary Benedicte wants to focus on feeding the hungry lined up outside a soup kitchen in a gritty part of San Francisco.
Variety
February 9

Welcome to the 'agrihood': homes built around working farms

Gated communities with houses clustered around golf courses, swimming pools, party rooms and fitness centers are common in many suburban areas. But homes built adjacent…
February 7

Trump: No White House run if he'd bought the Buffalo Bills

Donald Trump's flirtation with professional football lasted for three decades. He never ended up with an NFL franchise despite repeated demonstrations of interest.
Variety
February 6

Homegazing: 1920s brick home in St. Paul blends period character with modern amenities

A spacious Mac-Groveland home seamlessly blends 1920s character with up-to-date amenities. You can have it for $1.185 million.
February 5

Business Highlights

___Many see cause for optimism despite slower US job growthWASHINGTON (AP) — Consider looking past January's so-so job growth.At first glance, Friday's government report on…
February 5

HSBC reaches $470M deal with US, states over banking abuses

Banking giant HSBC has reached a $470 million settlement with the federal government and nearly all states over mortgage lending and foreclosure abuses that officials say helped intensify the country's economic meltdown, the Justice Department announced Friday.
February 4

Average long-term US mortgage rate falls fifth straight week

Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell for the fifth straight week amid volatility in world financial markets.
Variety
February 1

Ailing woman who sued to get out-of-state marijuana dies

A New Hampshire woman who was suffering from late-stage cancer when she won permission to buy medical marijuana in Maine before it was available in her home state died Monday.
Housing
February 1

Business Highlights

___Airlines restore tiny perks, like pretzels, to pacify fliersNEW YORK (AP) — After 15 years of near austerity, U.S. airlines are restoring some small perks…
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