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.
Home & Garden
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.
Home & Garden
August 16
Aerial view, cottage on Lake Minnetonka

$4M retreat on Lake Minnetonka is mountain lodge and 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 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.
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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.
Home & Garden
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.
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 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.
Home & Garden
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.
Home & Garden
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…
Home & Garden
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…
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August 6
A house wren, gender unknown. Determining whether a male or female is singing is harder with some species.

Female birds can belt out a song, too

You can help add to our understanding of which female birds sing.
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August 6

Drum traps

Many older houses in Minneapolis and Saint Paul have an old style of plumbing trap called a drum trap, which is no longer allowed in Minnesota.
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August 5
Octagon house in North St. Paul is on the market for $485,000.

Rare octagon house is one of only a handful left in Minnesota

The restored Victorian-era home is the only surviving octagon house in Ramsey County.
Home & Garden
August 3
An Edina family has created a California modern-style home with a backyard saltwater swimming pool, walls of glass and strategic indoor-outdoor connec

Breezy beach-inspired house offers California dreaming in Edina

Light-filled modern home in Edina lives like a beach house on the West Coast.
Home & Garden
August 3
You might be surprised to learn that countertop appliances and reusable containers can harbor bacteria, yeast and mold.

These are the 7 dirtiest places in your kitchen

Germ havens may surprise you.