Rick and Jeanne Carter remodeled the kitchen of their split-level home on Lake Minnetonka, as part of a larger home-improvement project.

1970s split-level on Lake Minnetonka is transformed for modern living

Older homes are an endangered species on red-hot real estate like Lake Minnetonka.

Exotic Maplewood grotto inspired by Hawaii is featured on water garden tour

July 20
Steve Danielson built a stacked stone “grotto” water feature accented with tropical plants in his Maplewood front yard.
Exotic grotto inspired by Hawaii highlights Minnesota Water Garden Society's tour July 28-29.
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$4.75M ultra-modern home on St. Croix River is like 'living in a work of art'

July 18
This Charles Stinson-designed home on the St. Croix is on the market for $4.75 million.
The retreat, designed by an acclaimed Twin Cities architect, has 600 feet of riverfront.
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July 21
Tangletown Gardens’ Garden and Art Tour.

Garden tour, late-season crops, DIY patio seminar and more

Native plant sale It’s never too late to fill those empty spaces left in your yard or garden. Natural Shore Technologies is offering a
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July 20

How to make a DIY water garden

So you don’t have the space, know-how or budget to build a pond? Plant a water garden with a bubbler in a container, and place…
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July 20
Home plan: Georgian style is a nod to the past with todayís amenities

Georgian style is a nod to the past with today's amenities

PLAN HOTW180025Total finished sq. ft.: 5,303 Bed/bathrooms: 4 /5 Stories: 2 • Garage bays: 3 Foundation: SlabThis classic Georgian plan has a lovely portico with…
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July 19
How loons often respond to attacks by black flies

How loons often respond to attacks by black flies

Black flies, an early summer menace here, can drive birds from their nests
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July 17
A crow flies to its nest site with a freshly plucked twig.

Crows are picky builders

The big black birds break off fresh twigs and branches for building materials each spring.
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July 17

Listening to bird song slowed way down

Birds sound more like whales
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July 17
This is called a Saxony wheel.	Photos via Tribune News Service

Spinning wheels came in many forms

Q: Can you tell me anything about the history of this piece? It used to be in my mother-in-law's house, but she gave it to…
Home & Garden
July 17

Egress requirements and the two-opening myth

There has to be a large group of home inspector trainers who tell home inspectors that every bedroom needs two methods of egress.
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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July 16

It is not all doom and gloom for our birds

Seeing, hearing birds? It all depends
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July 16
Edina
Built in 1959, this four-bedroom, three-bath house has 2,370 square feet and features three bedrooms on the upper level, vaulted ceilings, two f

Home listings: What $394,900 buys in the Twin Cities area

Edina Built in 1959, this four-bedroom, three-bathroom house has 2,370 square feet and features three bedrooms on the upper level, vaulted ceilings, two fireplaces, hardwood…
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July 14
Patricia and Lee Justen built a green home, an Alchemy barnHouse, designed for aging in place next to their daughter.

Grandparents build a modern home in their daughter's Mendota Heights backyard

The family's unusual living situation means the grandparents can spend time with their grandson on the spur of the moment.
Home & Garden
July 13

Noerenberg Garden party, bee squad, yoga in the gardens and more

Garden party Noerenberg Memorial Gardens is hosting its annual floral soiree. Stroll through the gardens near Crystal Bay on Lake Minnetonka with a guide…
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July 13
In this 2014 file photo, Nicole Curtis, star of the HGTV show "Rehab Addict," waited in the hallway for her turn before the Minneapolis City Council A

'Rehab Addict' Nicole Curtis says project nears completion, amid neighborhood frustration

While work nears its end on controversial project, north Minneapolis residents still have concerns.
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July 13

A Minneapolis Master Gardener shares strategies for 'Humane Critter Control'

A Minneapolis author and Master Gardener shares her strategies for "Humane Critter Control."
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July 13
This basic basement was transformed into a Minnesota Gopher-themed sports and movie-viewing room with a wall of multiple TVs.

Rah-rah room for Minnesota Gopher fans

Dark basement is converted into a sports-bar-style TV and game room.
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July 13

Novice landlord wonders what's required

Q: We inherited an older home that we may want to use as rental property, but it needs some updates. Is there a list stating…
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July 13

No Iran nuclear deal, no Persian rugs

It feels peculiar to connect foreign policy to home decor, but President Donald Trump's decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal will affect…
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July 13
Home plan: Compact Craftsman offers luxe features

Compact Craftsman offers luxe features

PLAN HOTW180026Total finished sq. ft.: 1,995Bed/bathrooms: 3 /3 • Stories: 2 Garage bays: 2 • Bonus Space: 239 sq. ft.Foundation: SlabA mix of materials…
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July 13
A field guide for birding travel or armchair dreams

A field guide for birding travel or armchair dreams

It covers Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East
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July 12

Wildlife of the Arctic -- take the trip and this book

A complete guide in a compact size