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September 2
Quentin Nguyen plants for pollinators, even in a patch off the alley.

Bee Nice: St. Paul gardner mobilizes to beautify boulevards, aid pollinators

A gardener in the Como neighborhood has transformed his yard into a pollinator paradise. Now he's set his sights on his neighbors' boulevards.
Home & Garden
September 1
Chaska
Built in 2002, this four-bedroom, four-bath house has 2,586 square feet and features three bedrooms on one level, vaulted ceilings, fireplace,

Home listings: What $344,900 buys in the Twin Cities area

Chaska Built in 2002, this four-bedroom, four-bathroom house has 2,586 square feet and features three bedrooms on one level, vaulted ceilings, fireplace, hardwood floors, eat-in…
Home & Garden
September 1

Fall containers, origami at the Arb and more

Fall containers The harvest brings a new bounty of items to use for decor. Create a seasonal planter using fresh, dried and permanent botanical…
Home & Garden
August 31
Home plan: Country curb appeal meets a modern layout

Home plan: Country curb appeal meets a modern layout

PLAN 21-442 Total finished sq. ft.: 2,107 Bed/bathrooms: 3 /3 Stories: 1 Bonus space: 461 sq. ft. Garage bays: 2 Foundation: Crawlspace, slab This modern farmhouse…
Home & Garden
August 31
Many homeowners are using kitchen islands to provide contrast with both color and materials.

5 popular kitchen island features

  A kitchen island can function in many ways, serving you where you need it most. Consider these five popular kitchen island features: 1.…
Home & Garden
August 30

Free Minneapolis bird walk Sept. 15

Roberts Bird Sanctuary, a guided look at fall birds
Home & Garden
August 29
The demolished remains of the Pillsbury Mansion were photographed Wednesday in Orono.

Loss of Lake Minnetonka's historic Pillsbury mansion hits fans hard

The buyer and plans for the site remain a mystery.
Home & Garden
August 29
Some of the rubble left from Tuesday's demolition work in Orono on the shores of Lake Minnetonka.

Lake Minnetonka's Pillsbury mansion torn down, despite late effort

Orono issued a demolition permit this month for Southways, the massive brick and stone Pillsbury estate.
Home & Garden
August 28
Why cross the road? Conditioning.

Why did the chicken win the game? Conditioning

Animal conditioning studies at the U come home to roost at a South Dakota roadside.
Home & Garden
August 28
This massive Lake Minnetonka mansion in Orono contains Versailles-style landscaping.

$14.5M mansion brings 'over-the-top' luxury to Lake Minnetonka

One of the most expensive homes on the market boasts 700 feet of lakeshore, 11 fireplaces and gardens that look like Versailles.
Home & Garden
August 28

Family lore tends to inflate heirlooms

Q: The vase in the photo belonged to my great-great-grandparents on my mother's side. I speculate that it was an 1850s or 1860s wedding gift.…
Home & Garden
August 28

3 quick ways to get organized at home

Messiness doesn't really hurt anyone. Unless you count the kick to the shins your mom gave you the last time she glimpsed your kitchen.Maybe it's…
Home & Garden
August 28

Does the seller need to fix this?

Does the seller need to fix this? This is a common question we're asked when we find defects at houses that we inspect, and the answer is always no.
Home & Garden
August 25
Dr. Ralph Bashioum posed for a picture in front of his unique edible garden at his home in Wayzata.

Wayzata plastic surgeon grows rare fruit that ends up on Bellecour's menu

Surgeon by day, gardener by night, a physician pushes the limits of growing in Minnesota.
Home & Garden
August 25

Who decides how many dead birds are too many?

Speaker takes view through windows of U.S. Bank stadium
Home & Garden
August 25
Learn how to identify common and glossy buckthorn and about safe use of herbicides.

Buckthorn removal, autumn centerpieces, mattress seminar

Better sleep Feeling like Goldilocks, tossing and turning in your sleep? Perhaps it’s time for a new mattress. Gain insights on the latest innovations in…
Home & Garden
August 24
This Tudor Revival house is for sale in Summit Hill.

$2.35M Summit Hill mansion shares pedigree with Grand Central Station

House was designed by architect who collaborated on New York's Grand Central Station.
Home & Garden
August 24

House Sparrows, extinct parrots, and links to more

Grllscientist offers interesting menu of items
Home & Garden
August 24
The bed is built into the back of a furniture-style white oak “closet box.”

Updating an owners' suite with a modern 'closet box' in Minneapolis home

An owners' suite gets a refresh with a modern "closet box" and spalike bathroom — all within the existing footprint.
Home & Garden
August 24
Home plan: Clean lines create curb appeal for this modern farmhouse.

Clean-lined contemporary farmhouse

PLAN 1068-1 Total finished sq. ft.: 1,917 Bed/bathrooms: 3/3 Stories: 2 Garage bays: 3 Foundation: Basement   Clean lines create curb appeal for this modern…