Nathan Lockwood, Malcolm Lockwood, 3, Ian Lockwood, 9, and Daisy Cross in their new kitchen in NE Mpls. house on MSP home tour

How a 'dump,' a drug den and a 'weird' house became 3 cool Twin Cities homes

Resourceful homeowners who tackled extensive renovations will open their doors during the Minneapolis & St. Paul Home Tour.
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Tips for designing 'your ideal home' from top Twin Cities architects

April 20
Q&A with architects on the panel of the HOME OF THE MONTH event at ASI. Project by Andrea Swan, Swan Architecture. Credit Landmark Photography
Architects David O'Brien Wagner, Christine Albertsson and Andrea Swan talk about designing for better, not bigger.

10 ways to get your home decor color on

April 19
The color orange help makes this gender-neutral children’s bedroom feel sunny and bright.
Spring is the perfect time to infuse bold and bright colors into your space.
Home & Garden
April 23
Sara Jane Van Allen tends to the plants inside a Walipini, an underground greenhouse, in Minneapolis on Wednesday, January 20, 2016.

City orders experimental sunken greenhouse in Northeast to be removed

The makeshift structure called a "walipini" (a passive solar-heated greenhouse with earthen walls) has been an object of fascination, attracting hundreds of visitors since it was built in 2015.
Home & Garden
April 23
Male ospreys bring materials that females arrange in the nest.

Twin Cities area osprey nests are a catchall for castoffs

Osprey nest in plain sight. But their nest choices can be far from plain.
Home & Garden
April 23
True or false? This is a Tiffany glass vase.

Vase's Tiffany inscription likely fraudulent

Don't buy a piece based on a famous signature alone.
Home & Garden
April 23

Which smoke alarm to buy

Shopping for a new smoke alarm? Stop. Don't even go to the store until you know exactly which smoke alarm you want.
Home & Garden
April 19
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Home listings: What $400,000 buys in the Twin Cities area

What you get for the money in St. Anthony, Minneapolis and St. Paul.
Home & Garden
April 19

3 upcoming home and garden events

The St. Paul Art Crawl returns next weekend.
Home & Garden
April 19
Home plan: Fresh farmhouse one-level living

Home plan: Fresh farmhouse one-level living

Three bedroom/three bath plan has open layout.
Home & Garden
April 19

Does short-term tenant get CRP FORM?

Q: I am a landlord in Minneapolis and had a tenant rent an apartment from me for only two months last year, before he left…
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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There are some spectacular private gardens around the Twin Cities. We discover several each year in our Beautiful Gardens contest. From October to April, we'll bring you into one Beautiful Garden a month.
Home & Garden
April 19
Thanks to improved design and printing techniques, laminate countertops can feature matte finishes and other veneers, and they more closely resemble n

Technology gives laminate countertops a new look

With today's technology, synthetic countertops can mimic the look of stone or wood.
Home & Garden
April 19
The St. Paul home that was used in the movie “Grumpy Old Men” sits on a large corner lot.

Own a piece of movie history: 'Grumpy Old Men' house in St. Paul hits market for $250K

The home had a starring role in the 1993 film comedy and its sequel.
Home & Garden
April 17
Great horned owls adopt other species’ nests, sometimes in evergreens.

Fiercest owl on the block; catbirds signal spring is coming

Great horned owls drive off smaller owls before raising their brood.
Home & Garden
April 16
Authors of a new book “A Field Guide to the Natural World of the Twin Cities, John Moriarty and Siah St. Clair, on the grounds of Eastman Nature Cen

Field guide offers naturalist's perspective to Twin Cities sites

“A Field Guide to the Natural World of the Twin Cities,” by John Moriarty, photography by Siah St. Clair, University of Minnesota Press, 2018,…
Home & Garden
April 16
These are interesting Royal Doulton plates, although broken ones lessen their value as a set.

Gibson girl plate set likely to sell better online

Incomplete set with broken pieces makes it harder to sell.
Home & Garden
April 16

Bird hikes in Brainerd

Thursdays and Saturdays in May
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April 16

Carbon monoxide alarm requirements for Minnesota

Carbon monoxide alarms are required for most dwellings in Minnesota, both by Statute and by Rule. Here are the details about most scenarios I can think of.
Home & Garden
April 15
This 1901 house in Lowry Hill is on the market for $2.95 million.

With an epic top-to-bottom renovation, century-old Mpls. home hits market for $2.95M

Century-old house was just renovated from top to bottom.
Home & Garden
April 13
Alex Ghebregzi has created a boulevard garden that extends across two side-by-side homes he owns on Portland Avenue. He calls his boulevard garden “

Minneapolis gardener transforms busy boulevard into lush oasis

A tireless urban gardener has transformed two adjacent lots — and is preparing to tackle a third.
Home & Garden
April 13
Erica Feldmann's book "HausMagick" explains magical ways to make your home a more cozier welcoming place using taste, touch, scent and sight.

How to use 'modern witchcraft' to create a feel-good home

Author of "HausMagick" shares ways to harness positive energy to create a feel-good living environment.
Home & Garden
April 12
Oakdale
Built in 1991, this four-bedroom, two-bath house has 2,264 square feet and features three bedrooms on the upper level, vaulted ceilings, firep

Home listings: What $310,000 buys in the Twin Cities area

Shorewood Built in 1979, this three-bedroom, two-bath house has 2,145 square feet and features two bedrooms on the main level, vaulted ceilings, den, finished walkout…
Home & Garden
April 12
A vignette of China was part of the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum’s “Passport to Spring” show. The arboretum is trying to regain the title of �

6 upcoming home and garden events

Free film screening What was the Minnesota Experimental City (MXC)? A futuristic attempt to solve urban issues by creating a full-size city — from scratch…