Edina gardener inherits a prairie restoration and learns to love native plants

Edina gardener inherits a prairie restoration and learns to love native plants

After inheriting a prairie restoration in suburbia, an Edina gardener became a convert to native plants.
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Midcentury kitchen makeover includes a must-have mudroom

December 16
Midcentury kitchen makeover includes a must-have mudroom
A reconfigured kitchen doubles counter space, improves the work triangle and carves out a must-have mudroom.

Color of the Year, a Princely purple, is 'tricky' for home interiors

December 15
Color of the Year, a Princely purple, is 'tricky' for home interiors
The Color of the Year, a majestic purple, is powerful, but tricky, say interior designers, and best used in small doses.
Home & Garden
December 15

Has anyone seen a fat, white, flightless duck?

It last made an appearance on Wayzata Bay, Lake Minnetonka. Someone wants to rescue it.
Home & Garden
December 15
House on Cedar Lake

House with rooftop deck overlooking Cedar Lake hits market for $1.3M

Contemporary-style home overlooks Cedar Lake in Minneapolis.
Home & Garden
December 15

Denny Hecker's former lake retreat now on market for $8.5M

Lavish compound includes five guesthouses — and 18 garage stalls.
Home & Garden
December 15

Evergreen solstice, NFL Alumni home tour

Evergreen art It’s an evergreen solstice at Silverwood Park in St. Anthony. Crafters can gather for a celebration of the shortest night of the…
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December 15

Home plan: Craftsman for the new century

Brick and shingle siding harmonize on this Craftsman-influenced exterior. Inside, the layout is packed with today’s luxuries such as a large island that seats six…
Home & Garden
December 15

Renting and the law: Unlicensed landlord demands rent

Q: I am getting threats from my landlord to pay December rent. However, the city inspector came to the property and put up a notice…
Home & Garden
December 15

Home listings: What $209,900 buys in the Twin Cities

Osseo Built in 1968, this four-bedroom, two-bathroom house has 2,148 square feet and features three bedrooms on one level, hardwood floors, eat-in kitchen, full finished…
Home & Garden
December 15

A gardener's thoughts on growing native plants

Keeping pests away — naturallyJeremy Mayberg is committed to keeping his garden free of chemical insecticides and pesticides, to support the birds, butterflies and bees…
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December 15

Lake Minnetonka merganser flock vastly smaller today

Perhaps 200 birds can be seen in a distant piece of open water
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December 14

Thousands of Common Mergansers on Lake Minnetonka

Restless, they are flocking up for migration
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December 14

Credit for the grebe photo belongs to rehab center

Wildlife rehab staff took the picture
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December 14

Social media and Snowy Owls

Our enthusiasm can be detrimental to owl survival
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December 12

Mysterious white waterfowl with the coots

What is it? Why doesn't it leave?
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December 12

Most of tumbler set dates from the Victorian era

Q: The enclosed photographs show some of the tumblers in my collection. I would appreciate anything you can tell me about them.   A: The…
Home & Garden
December 12

Water birds are grounded when they crash land

Birds mistake wet pavement for water and then can't take off again.
Home & Garden
December 12

Missing handrails are now a required repair in Minneapolis

Missing handrails just got upgraded to a must-fix item for homes in Minneapolis. This used to be rated as a "B", now it's an "RRE".
Home & Garden
December 11

Eagles successfully hunting coots on Wayzata Bay

Small patch of open water makes coots sitting ducks
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December 11

Deck the halls with an upside-down Christmas tree — really, it's a thing

If "Tree Christmas the Around Rockin' " makes sense to you, here's a trend to match.
Home & Garden
December 9

Edina Christmas lover turns home into 'magical' holiday extravaganza

Enthusiastic hostess' whimsical decor combines heirlooms with designer style.
Home & Garden
December 9

Minneapolis Ronald McDonald House apartment gets 'clean and beautiful' makeover

An apartment for families of seriously ill children gets a fresh modern update.