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

His conversational tone and expertise make this an excellent read

2019 Farm bill contained many elements favorable to birds

January 12
Here are links to the details
energy disclosure

Minneapolis Time of Sale Energy Disclosure

January 11
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.
Home & Garden
January 9

The Splendor of Birds, from National Geographic

130 years of photography in a beautiful book
Home & Garden
January 8

Radon licensing requirements for Minnesota

It's official, radon licensing has arrived in Minnesota. As of January 1st, anyone who does a radon test will need to be licensed.
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January 4

Spring has sprung, and robins are singing

So is one Downy Woodpecker
Home & Garden
January 1

On birds and bugs and plants

Two new books show it all
Home & Garden
January 1
They did what? The best of the worst home inspection photos of 2018

They did what? The best of the worst home inspection photos of 2018

From painted on grout and a cut-out door to a built-in (to the wall) toilet, here are the "best" home inspection photos of 2018.
Home & Garden
December 25, 2018

Bedroom ceiling height and floor area requirements for 1.5-story homes

Ceiling height and floor area requirements for bedrooms in 1.5-story homes seemto befuddle everyone.
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December 22, 2018
Gift idea from Cornell Lab

Gift idea from Cornell Lab

Online course about everything bird
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December 21, 2018

Birds to the rescue

A cure for depression and anxiety, so they say
Beautiful Garden contest winners Jim and Sally Strand tend an Asian-inspired garden complete with 23 distinct planting areas in their Plymouth yard. T
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.
Home & Garden
December 18, 2018

Birds: pay your money, take your chances

Attu was fun, Duluth would be a good deal less expensive
Home & Garden
December 18, 2018

Are combustion air ducts needed for large basements?

Are combustion air ducts needed for large, open basements? Maybe. It depends on many different factors, which we'll discuss today.
Home & Garden
December 13, 2018

How birds filled an empty nest

100 pounds of seed, and TWO cardinals!
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December 11, 2018

Common Grackles not so common anymore

Whip-poor-wills also in population decline
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December 11, 2018

Carbon monoxide = CO (houses don't need CO2 detectors)

There are many common misconceptions and misunderstandings about furnaces, water heaters, and carbon monoxide that I hear repeated on a daily basis.
Home & Garden
December 10, 2018
Birds: which species nest here, and how are they doing?

Birds: which species nest here, and how are they doing?

eBird from Cornell Lab offers animated migration maps, population trends, and more
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December 7, 2018

Birding apps for phone or pad -- more information

Follow-up to Wednesday's Variety section column
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December 6, 2018

News headlines from my iPhone

Thursday at 2:30 p.m. (of course, its a daily thing)
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December 5, 2018

Hemp included in farm bill up for vote

Hemp seed should be a available as bird food after 2019 harvest
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December 4, 2018

Whole-House Humidifiers Harm Houses (still)

Whole-house humidifiers are at the root of many of the most serious moisture problems in Minnesota homes.
Home & Garden
December 3, 2018
Snowy Owls call home, report on travels

Snowy Owls call home, report on travels

Project Snowstorm collecting GPS data
Home & Garden
December 1, 2018

Why are there no birds at our feeders? (They returned)

A friend's feeders, yes. Ours? It could be a hunting hawk.