Minneapolis' Minnehaha Mile is a shopping destination with a vintage vibe

Minneapolis' Minnehaha Mile is a shopping destination with a vintage vibe

Want to travel back in time? Hit a cluster of vintage stores on seven blocks in Minneapolis. Here's a snapshot of each store — and what you'll find.

Childhood home in Medina gets a 'modern mountain' update

July 22
Childhood home in Medina gets a 'modern mountain' update
A couple returned home to revitalize the 1960 Medina rambler where the wife grew up. You can have it for $795,000.
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See the winners in this year's Star Tribune Beautiful Gardens contest

July 15
See the winners in this year's Star Tribune Beautiful Gardens contest
The six gardens selected in the Star Tribune's annual contest range from small city plots to exurban gardens on a truly grand scale.
Home & Garden
July 27

Duck stamp art competition to be in September in Wisconsin

Have you bought the 2016 stamp yet? It's an investment in birding.
Home & Garden
July 27

More Green Heron photos

It's a favorite bird that occasionally hunts frogs in our pond
Home & Garden
July 25

Bird names do splits, and mergers

Possible changes in bird nomenclature could leave birders rechecking their lists.
Home & Garden
July 25

Are home inspectors required to move ceiling panels?

I'm going to cut right to the chase: home inspectors are not required to move ceiling panels.
Home & Garden
July 23

Feed me, I'm yours

White-breasted Nuthatches evolved to feed upside down, which they do in any and all circumstances
Home & Garden
July 22

Private garden tour, Prince walking tour, hardwood floor workshop and more

DIY floor refinishing What does it take to refinish hardwood floors? Homeowners can walk through the process step by step at a Wood Floor…
Home & Garden
July 22

Plant suggestions for dry shade, trees for partial shade

Plant suggestions Plants for dry shade Ajuga Bergenia Columbine* Cranesbill Epimedium Goatsbeard* Lady’s mantle Solomon’s seal* Sweet woodruff Wild ginger* Understory trees for partial shade…
Home & Garden
July 22

Turn old junk into Pinterest-worthy creations

Easy recipes for repurposing 10 everyday items.
Beautiful Gardens
Special Project Beautiful Gardens
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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
July 21

Help your garden thrive – not just survive – by understanding plants' light requirements

Knowing the nuances of sun and shade can help plants perform to their potential.
Home & Garden
July 21

Home listings: What $330,000 buys in the Twin Cities

Chanhassen Built in 1984, this three-bedroom, two-bath house has 1,780 square feet and features three bedrooms on one level, vaulted ceilings, fireplace, eat-in kitchen, formal…
Home & Garden
July 21

Home plan: Disappearing walls for indoor-outdoor living

Designed with the modern family in mind, this sleek contemporary home offers an open layout and seamless indoor-outdoor living. A variety of retractable glass walls…
Home & Garden
July 18

An unusual Bank Swallow nesting

A solo effort instead of a colony
Home & Garden
July 18

Muddy robin was making a nest

Nest-building birds get creative when Mother Nature doesn't meet their needs.
Home & Garden
July 18

Minnesota permit requirements for radon mitigation systems

If you want to have a radon mitigation system installed in your home, you might need a permit. The requirements in Minnesota vary from city to city.
Home & Garden
July 16

Hey, there's a Necrophila americana in this nest box!

Cleanup duty
Home & Garden
July 15

Home plan: French Country home offers curb appeal

A harmonious mix of materials and exposed trusses creates curb appeal for this French Country-style home. The relaxed layout invites easy entertaining. In the kitchen,…
Home & Garden
July 15

Tips for gardeners to help native bees

What gardeners can do to help native bees • Add native plants to your garden. (Many mainstream garden centers now include labeled sections for natives.)…
Home & Garden
July 15

Garden tours, kitchen remodeling and more

Arty gardens Take a self-guided stroll through lush southwest Minneapolis landscapes at the Tangletown Gardens Art & Garden Tour, while helping to fund public…
Home & Garden
July 15

Queen of forgotten bees: Minnetonka woman works to save native species

Minnetonka woman is on a mission to save native pollinators — before they're gone.
Home & Garden
July 15

Want a rare peek inside Twin Cities gems of Prairie School architecture?

You've probably walked or driven past some local gems of Prairie School architecture and wished you could peek inside. This week you'll have a rare opportunity to do just that.