The front view of homeowners Steph Walters and Ryan McGary’s remodeled rambler home in St. Louis Park.

'50s rambler in St. Louis Park gets sleek modern makeover

Here's how a couple transformed their tired midcentury home in St. Louis Park.

Don't ignore 'zombie' trees

August 16
An ash tree bears the scars of an emerald ash borer. But not all distressed trees show symptoms on the surface.
Danger can lurk in your landscape when troubled trees are ignored.
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Once a stone horse stable, this home near Lake Minnetonka going for $2.1M

August 13
Renovated 1905 English Tudor style estate still boasts century-old character in Victoria.
A top-to-bottom renovation of the English Tudor revealed amazing stone walls.
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A cardinal fed a young brown-headed cowbird that hatched in its nest.

Cowbirds 'outsource' parenting duties

They evolved to move with herds, putting eggs in other birds' nests.
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Compost is the product of decomposed kitchen scraps, yard and garden waste.

How to build a better garden with compost

A Master Gardener offers tips on getting started, what to use and what to avoid.
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This diorama or shadowbox provides a view of a French or German tavern from the 19th century.

Black Forest dioramas were aimed at tourists

Later Japanese sculptures often depicted wildlife.
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Swapping sink configurations may sink your budget.

Swapping double sink for a single is costly

Q: We're looking to replace a double-bowl kitchen sink with a single-bowl sink. Ideally, we would swap out the old one for the new one,…
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Knob and tube wiring concerns: safety and insurance

Buying a home with knob and tube wiring? You should be concerned with the safety of the wiring and the insurability of the home.
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August 19
Aerial view, cottage on Lake Minnetonka

$4M retreat on Lake Minnetonka is mountain lodge, beach house in one

Lake paradise is prime for entertaining with ultimate indoor and outdoor spaces, including a wine cellar in the kitchen.
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August 17
New Hope: This four-bedroom, two-bath house has 1,273 square feet.

Home listings: What $225,000 buys in the Twin Cities area

What you get for the money in New Hope, Minneapolis and North St. Paul.
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August 16
Designer Ryan Korban used light floors in this bedroom to create a serene sleeping environment.

Can't sleep? Try these bedroom fixes

Tips to minimize noise and light and maximize comfort.
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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August 16
Look for a rain showerhead that meets or beats your local water use codes.

What to look for in water-saving showerheads

A variety of features are available with rain showerheads.
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August 16
Old-fashioned farmhouse with modern updates

Home plan: Old-fashioned farmhouse with modern updates

PLAN 455-222 Total finished sq. ft.: 1,906 Bed/bathrooms: 3 /3 • Stories: 1 Garage bays: 3 • Foundation: Walkout basement, crawl space, slab White board-and-batten…
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August 13
A house sparrow enthusiastically bathes. Birds need water for bathing, to help hold parasites in check, and they need water for hydration, simply to s

What does climate change portend for birds?

Bird territories are likely to shift north as birds struggle to adapt to altered habitats.
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August 12

Frank Lloyd Wright Jr. house in Minnetonka to be razed to make way for luxury homes

"So-so" modern '60s home, designed by the famed architect's son, will soon be the site of 13 new luxury homes.
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August 10
The project included knocking down a wall between the kitchen and living room, (in this photo), adding more lighting and restoring the cedar paneling.

'50s split-level home in Falcon Heights is refreshed for modern living

As with many homes from that era, the kitchen was originally dark and cut off from the rest of the living spaces.
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August 10
Chef Amy Thielen and artist Aaron Spangler recently expanded their Park Rapids, Minn., cabin to add a better kitchen for Thielen.

Chef Amy Thielen, artist Aaron Spangler make a home in Minnesota woods

The dynamic couple completed an addition to their cabin home on the edge of a state forest some 200 miles northwest of the Twin Cities.
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August 10

Wildlife refuges bring money to local communities

Report shows economic contributions made to communities hosting the refuges. And then, read the piece on bird tattoos, tats for people, not birds.
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August 9
Gutter guards can extend the time between gutter cleanings, but don’t think of them as a replacement for properly cleaned gutters.

Pros and cons of gutter guards

Are you using the best gutter guards possible?
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August 9
The Archie & Oscar faux leather Cornelia Dog Sofa ($399.99).

A $5,000 cat tower? Furniture for pets gets a fancy and spendy upgrade

For those who treat their cats and dogs like family (in some cases better than family), designers are creating stylish, even glamorous, furniture.
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August 9

Renting and the law: Tenant wary of new manager's requests

Q: I rent a house, and the management company recently changed. Yesterday I received an e-mail saying there is a city inspection coming up, so…
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August 9
Screening an existing porch costs an average of $2,000 to $2,800.

5 home projects for outdoor entertaining

They say that the best parties always end up in the kitchen. That might be true during the cold, dark months of winter, but when…
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August 9
Home plan: A multifunctional home with modern touches is ideal for a narrow lot.

Home plan: Multifunctional modern

PLAN 928-296 Total finished sq. ft.: 2,368 Bed/bathrooms: 3 /3 Stories: 2 Garage bays: 2 Foundation: Daylight basement A simple design, mixed siding, and plenty of…