Beautiful Gardens: Secret garden grows in unlikely setting in Eagan

Beautiful Gardens: Secret garden grows in unlikely setting in Eagan

An Eagan couple transformed a small "useless space" in their backyard into an enchanted retreat.

Skipping home inspection for a condo? Think again, based on these photos

April 26
Skipping home inspection for a condo? Think again, based on these photos
Even though there is typically less maintenance and responsibility of the individual owners, condos can still experience a lot of the same issues as single-family homes.

Deephaven Colonial, 1-room cabin among Home of the Month winners

April 21
Deephaven Colonial, 1-room cabin among Home of the Month winners
This year's Home of the Month winners include new modern houses, period-sensitive remodels and a one-room cabin.
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April 27

Big mistake -- the mealworm store is ALL-SEASONS

It's where I shop -- I really do know better
Variety
April 26

Find the duck. See the swans. Where's the goose?

Photos of three waterfowl nests
Variety
April 26

Inside glimpse at everyday urban life in Minneapolis and St. Paul

Home tour spotlights everything from Old World preservation to going green.
Home & Garden
April 26

Worms not just for early birds

Live mealworms are a prime protein treat.
Variety
April 23

Home Plan: Ranch house brings the outdoors in

PLAN HOTW160013 Total finished sq. ft.: 2,233 Bed/bathrooms: 3/3 Stories: 1 Bonus space: 426 sq. ft. Garage bays: 2 Foundation: Crawlspace The angled garage of…
Variety
April 23

Renting and the Law: What is renter's obligation to keep home 'Show Ready'?

Q: We are renting a home, and the lease runs out in one month. The owners are planning to list the property. I have three…
Housing
April 23

Home listings: What $185,000 buys in the Twin Cities

Brooklyn Center Built in 1955, this three-bedroom, one-bathroom house has 1,608 square feet and features an updated eat-in kitchen, hardwood floors, full partially finished basement,…
Variety
April 23

Indoors & Out: Art in Bloom, spring gardening and entertaining and more

Seasonal inspirationGet ready for spring gardening and entertaining at Inspiration Night: Spring to Life and Get Planting, Minnesota!, an evening of sips, samples, shopping…
Beautiful Gardens
Special Project Beautiful Gardens
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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.
Variety
April 22

Cooper's Hawk kills, plucks, and eats woodpecker

All that remained of the flicker was a spread of feathers
Variety
April 22

Gallery: Architect Gar Hargens at home on Franklin Av.

This Streetscape looks at E. Franklin Avenue through the eyes of Gar Hargens, an architect who's had an office on Franklin for 50 years and has designed several noteworthy buildings on the street, including the Seward Co-op. The theme is reuse, recycling and repurposing of buildings on the unofficial Main Street of the very "crunchy" Seward neighborhood.
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April 21

Gallery: Home of the Month selections

Twelve winning home designs display a wide range of styles, sizes and project types, from period-sensitive remodeling to new modern houses.
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April 20

Gallery: A secret terraced garden in Eagan

Stephanie Groth's secret terraced garden in Eagan is small in size but packed with color and points of interest. It was photographed Wednesday evening, August 5, 2015. She plans it and her husband, Fred, who helps execute her ideas.
Home & Garden
April 19

Avian floodgates open

Migration opens with a few early arrivals, then builds as millions of birds fly overhead.
Home & Garden
April 19

Sediment traps on gas lines: What are they? Why are they required?

What do sediment traps do? They help prevent sediment in the gas piping from getting into the gas valve or burner area and fouling things up.
Variety
April 18

Tom turkey colors are extravagant at this time of year

The lone hen here, however, is not yet impressed
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April 18

It was a two-owl day

One in a tree, the other on an arm
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April 18

Last call for "TheValue of Great Design" event

Last call for AIA home event "The Value of Great Design."
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April 18

Before you plant this season, get the dirt on your soil

Make sure your yard has the right foundation for what you want to grow.
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April 17

Carbon dioxide reading exceeded 410 ppm on April 13

Parts per million as atmospheric content
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April 16

Minnesota architects share their tips for great home design

Architects share tips about today's smart home design – a preview of this year's Home of the Month event.