Author and architect's compound includes three cabins, a shed with apartment and a tram.

Secluded compound on St. Croix River with 125-foot tram hits market for $826K

Author and architect's riverside retreat includes 3 seasonal cabins, a huge shed and a tram.
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5 Minnesota homes now on the market where you can live the resort life

May 21
5 Minnesota homes now on the market where you can live the resort life
Some upper-bracket homes take summer living and entertaining to a grand level.

Stylish Twin Cities homes moonlight as house models for photo shoots

May 18
A crew at work during a recent shoot at a model home in Edina.
Stylish homes around the Twin Cities moonlight as house models — serving as backdrops for commercial photo shoots.
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May 23
Grass is an essential nest material for many bird species

Grass is an essential nest material for many bird species

Some species already have eggs or hatchlings
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May 22
Both genders of the goldfinch clan are songsters.

Male songbirds aren't the only singers

Q: I love springtime, when all the birds are singing. Those are the males making those sounds, correct? A: Not all songsters are males, but…
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May 22
A very nice piece of carnival glass, but is it an original?

'Peacocks on a fence' ice green plate isn't rare

Reader wonders how to tell if plate is a fake.
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May 22

New home inspection tool: glass suction cup

If you're a home inspector, I recommend you add a glass suction cup to your tool list. This is a great little tool to keep in the tool bag.
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May 20

Some bird species in France reported in serious decline

Is this widespread?
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May 19
Hawk is seen as a threat by crows

Hawk is seen as a threat by crows

Crows are noisy, but not a real threat to the hawk
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May 19
Crows giving hard time to Barred Owl

Crows giving hard time to Barred Owl

Mobbing the enemy
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May 19
Minneapolis
Built in 1946, this four-bedroom, three-bath house located in the Kenny neighborhood has 3,081 square feet and features three bedrooms on

Home listings: What $525,000 buys in the Twin Cities area

Minneapolis Built in 1946, this four-bedroom, three-bathroom house in the Kenny neighborhood has 3,081 square feet and features three bedrooms on the main level, two…
Beautiful Garden contest winners Jim and Sally Strand tend an Asian-inspired garden complete with 23 distinct planting areas in their Plymouth yard. T
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There are some spectacular private gardens around the Twin Cities. We discover several each year in our Beautiful Gardens contest. From October to April, we'll bring you into one Beautiful Garden a month.
Home & Garden
May 18
“Vegetables Love Flowers,” according to author and grower Lisa Mason Ziegler.

Want to grow better veggies? Plant more flowers

Want to grow better veggies without using pesticides? Plant more flowers.
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May 18
The Ard Godfrey House and the Women’s Club of Minneapolis hosted the 26th annual Dandelion Day Celebration. ] (SPECIAL TO THE STAR TRIBUNE/BRE McGEE

Fairy gardening, meeting with contractors, vertical gardens and more.

Fairy gardeningInvite magical creatures into your yard with a little soil and fairy dust. Malmborg's Garden Center invites guests tall and small to design a…
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May 18

Landlord failed to send required CRP form

Q: Last year I rented from a landlord who was very unresponsive and didn't seem to care about his job or his tenants. I'm still…
Home & Garden
May 18
Home plan: Craftsman ranch with must-have amenities

Craftsman ranch with must-have amenities

PLAN HOTW180018Total finished sq. ft.: 2,073 • Bed/bathrooms: 3 /2 • Stories: 1 Bonus space: 430 sq. ft. • Garage bays: 2 •…
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May 15
It's a short boat ride across Lake O'Dowd to an island retreat, on the market for $649,900.

Own a $649,900 private island with cabin on Lake O'Dowd in Shakopee

A couple built a cabin on a densely wooded island in the heart of the suburbs.
Home & Garden
May 15
A peacock displays its colorful feathers in an effort aimed at peahens. Apparently, it works.

Appearances matter in the bird world

Males have evolved to appeal to mates.
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May 15
Think of antiques as raw materials that can be shaped into that cool space that no one but you could ever have come up with.

Millennials don't know they want old stuff

Great prices on antiques make it easy to snag a one-of-a-kind piece.
Home & Garden
May 15

Banging pipes are caused by water hammer

Have you ever heard a banging noise coming from your water pipes when the water is turned off quickly? This is the result of water hammer.
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May 14
Ring-billed Gulls fishing

Ring-billed Gulls fishing

Immatures, with nothing better to do
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May 14
A collection of summer container gardens designed by Dean Engelmann were arranged at Tangletown Gardens.

Fresh ideas for container gardens with pots that pop

Combinations for creative container gardens to make you smile — or make an impression.
Home & Garden
May 11
Minnetrista
Built in 2004, this three-bedroom, three-bath house has 2,447 square feet and features three bedrooms on one level, fireplace, cherry hard

Home listings: What 450,000 buys in the Twin Cities area

What you get for the money in Minnetrista, Edina and Hastings
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May 11
More than 650 artists will open their northeast Minneapolis private studios and galleries to display their works during Art-A-Whirl, May 18-20.

Edible gardening, plant sales, new public garden

Learn to grow your own veggies.