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.

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

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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.

What $589,900 buys in the Twin Cities

January 22
What $589,900 buys in the Twin Cities
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…
January 28

West report OK'd, stricter ammonium nitrate standards urged

Federal regulators approved a report Thursday that found inadequate emergency response coordination and training and careless storage of potentially explosive materials contributed to a catastrophic 2013 blast at a Texas fertilizer plant.
Housing
January 28

Business Highlights

___Celebrities are going to be huge in Super Bowl adsNEW YORK (AP) — The Big Game is more than a week away, but Super Bowl…
Variety
January 28

US pending home sales inch up in December

The number of people signing contracts to purchase homes managed to inch up last month, thanks to unseasonably warm weather in the Northeast.
January 28

Average US rate on 30-year mortgage falls to 3.79 percent

Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell this week for a fourth straight week amid persisting turmoil in stock markets and global economic worries.
January 28

Chase cutting 135 jobs in Milwaukee

Chase Bank says it will eliminate 135 jobs at its downtown Milwaukee office.
Home of the Month
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