The backyard patio overlooks downtown St. Paul.

Take a look inside Garrison Keillor's St. Paul mansion, now on market for $2.5M

Grand, gated home includes concert-size living room, catering kitchen, billiards room and 8 fireplaces.

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January 18
A huge French-stye mansion on Lake Minnetonka.
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How to transform an unheated Minnesota porch into a comfortable home office

January 19
The new office/sunroom has plenty of light, a built-in desk and storage, in-floor heating and energy-efficient windows.
A Roseville telecommuter converted an unheated porch into a comfortable office.
Home & Garden
January 21
This cutting-edge Stillwater home boasts walls of glass and a dramatic, tuxedo-black exterior.

Ultra-modern $4M Stillwater home is 'like being in a James Bond movie'

This architectural award-winner features an unusual enclosed glass bridge.
Home & Garden
January 19
A parterre, or knot garden, in the terraced backyard of the Edina home of Brian Ellingson and Gary Domann.

Dramatic Edina garden is fit for European estate

An in­te­ri­or de­sign­er's for­mal ter­raced back­yard fea­tures grand vis­tas and in­ti­mate fo­cal points.
Home & Garden
January 19
With sweeping views of the Rocky Mountains, a four-bedroom modern retreat in Whitefish, Mont., is this year’s HGTV Dream Home Giveaway.

6 home-and-garden events you should know about this week in the Twin Cities

Improve your nest The Minneapolis Home + Remodeling Show offers more than expert advice and resources on remodeling, interior design, sustainability and new products.…
Home & Garden
January 19
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Home listings: What $499K buys in the Twin Cities area

Victoria Built in 2017, this four-bedroom, three-bath house has 2,732 square feet, and features four bedrooms on one level, an upper-level laundry, vaulted ceilings, fireplace,…
Home & Garden
January 18
Home plan: Updated Craftsman for the new century

Home plan: Updated Craftsman for the new century

PLAN 23-2659 Finished sq. ft.: 2,038 • Bed/bathrooms: 4 /3 • Stories: 2 • Garage bays: 1 • Foundation: Daylight basement, crawl…
Home & Garden
January 17

Daily report lists birds of particular interest

eBird is the collection point
Home & Garden
January 17

Ant eggs as feeder food

Also, every child should raise mealworms for the birds
Home & Garden
January 15
A European starling splishes and splashes.

The cold, hard facts about winter birdbaths

Heated birdbaths can pose a danger to birds that splash around on very cold days.
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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Home & Garden
January 15
A bald eagle takes flight.

Bald eagle population continues to rise across Wisconsin

Once listed on the state and federal endangered species lists, bald eagles continue a strong comeback as the bird’s population numbers in Wisconsin are soaring.…
Home & Garden
January 15
The value of this tureen is more historical than monetary.

Collectible soup tureen is a piece of New York history

Tracing the breadcrumbs on Google can pay off.
Home & Garden
January 13
A new master suite occupies what was formerly unfinished attic space in this recently remodeled 1920s house in northeast Minneapolis.

Long-vacant house in northeast Mpls. transformed into hot property

A couple bought the Minneapolis home through a city program, then renovated it for resale.
Home & Garden
January 12

Kenn Kaufman's new book makes a timely visit to spring migration

His conversational tone and expertise make this an excellent read
Home & Garden
January 12

2019 Farm bill contained many elements favorable to birds

Here are links to the details
Home & Garden
January 12
Dark and moody colors. Trends 2019 by Houzz. Credit Alexandra Crafton

Twin Cities designers forecast home decor for 2019

Kitchens with color, herringbone patterns for tile and flooring, and dark and moody hues are trends to look for.
Home & Garden
January 12
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Home listings: What $329,900 buys in the Twin Cities area

What you get for the money in Spring Park, St. Paul and Maplewood.
Home & Garden
January 12
Ikea is holding organizing and decluttering workshops at the Bloomington store Jan. 19.

4 Twin Cities home and garden events this week

Home Expo at Target Field, and tips for tidying up.
Home & Garden
January 11
Longing for natural wood floors? Turns out that they’re worth the splurge.

Know when to splurge or scrimp on home improvements

Some high-end home improvements are worth the cost, but other times you can save your pennies.
Home & Garden
January 11
Home plan: Modern farmhouse is airy and bright

Home plan: Open and bright modern farmhouse

Three bedrooms plus flex space are on the main level.
Home & Garden
January 11

Landlord wants to rent only to a couple

Q: We are the owner and occupier of a two-bedroom duplex in the Uptown area of Minneapolis. We have placed our bed in the smaller…
Home & Garden
January 11

Minneapolis Time of Sale Energy Disclosure

The City of Minneapolis is getting serious about implementing a Time of Sale Energy Disclosure program to the existing Truth-In-Sale of Housing program.