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October 26, 2019

First comes the fire, then the flood

Book title "A New Coast" says it all
Home & Garden
October 26, 2019
Laura Zebuhr and Jana Shortal in the living room of the Spanish Revival house they recently rented together.

KARE's Jana Shortal and fiancee open the door to their renovated Mpls. house

The popular Twin Cities anchor and her fiancée make themselves at home in their "urban oasis."
Home & Garden
October 25, 2019
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Home listings: What $274,900 buys in the Twin Cities area

Mound Built in 1974, this three-bedroom, two-bath house has 1,624 square feet and features two bedrooms on the upper level, Brazilian teak hardwood floors, stainless-steel…
Home & Garden
October 25, 2019
Boxes and baskets help keep this large closet modern and organized.

10 ways to glam up your closet

Here are ways to maximize your space without losing style points.
Home & Garden
October 25, 2019
Splurge on items that touch the skin -- like towels and sheets.

10 tips for decorating a vacation rental

10 tips to maximize bookings and profits.
Home & Garden
October 25, 2019
Home plan: Updated farmhouse fits on a narrow lot

Home plan: Updated farmhouse fits on a narrow lot

Ideal for a narrow lot, this smart farmhouse design offers a modern open layout with many thoughtful timeless details. The kitchen invites everyone to hang…
Home & Garden
October 23, 2019
providedNorthrop Auditorium, U of M

Event tells story of 2 rival architects who shaped the U of M campus

The friends-turned-rivals developed an irreparable rift after Gilbert got the award for creating the campus' master plan, but Johnston won the commission for the buildings themselves.
Home & Garden
October 23, 2019
Experts say wearing shoes in the house can damage your floors and track in dirt and toxins.

Is it really so bad to wear shoes in the house? Um, yeah. Here's why.

You may love your footwear, but it's usually best to take your shoes off when you walk inside your home.
Home & Garden
October 22, 2019

Boundary Waters forests will burn, climate will see to that

A new book shows how wildfire changes the world
Home & Garden
October 22, 2019
Fall’s hummingbirds are usually females or juveniles.

Why visiting hummingbirds look different in fall

The tiny birds visiting our feeders are females and youngsters, lacking the male's distinctive ruby-red throat.
Home & Garden
October 22, 2019
This Steinway square grand piano needs some work.

'Square' grand pianos seldom made beautiful music

Q: I am enclosing photographs of a beautiful Steinway piano that was left behind in a house my son bought. The serial number indicates it…
Home & Garden
October 22, 2019
Gutters and downspouts clogged with leaves and other debris can cause the rainwater to overflow - and that can lead to costly repairs.

Ready for winter? A fall maintenance checklist for Minnesota homeowners

If you haven't finished your fall maintenance list, it's time to get on it. This is a comprehensive list of fall maintenance items for Minnesota homeowners.
Home & Garden
October 21, 2019
The North Star Lofts, a converted 1920s woolen blanket mill, with spectacular views of the mighty Mississippi.

$3.2M loft in downtown Mpls. boasts rooftop deck, views of the Mississippi

The luxe North Star Lofts was the first warehouse conversion in Minneapolis' Mill District.
Home & Garden
October 19, 2019
Ninety-year-old Gladys Hopkins, right, says she welcomes the development gradually remaking her beloved Mantorville, where the entire downtown was pla

DMC adds to housing crunch in southeastern Minnesota

City and county officials in the region say housing shortages already are driving up prices across the region, though no one can say how much of the increase can be traced to the Destination Medical Center spillover.
Home & Garden
October 19, 2019
The white quartz-topped island for casual dining feels fresh and distinctive, thanks to the chunky chiseled edge on the counters and island top.

Creating a 'timeless' kitchen in a St. Louis Park Cape Cod

A new kitchen brings today's amenities to a 1940s Cape Cod by turning three confining spaces into an open and functional floor plan.
Home & Garden
October 18, 2019
Minneapolis
Built in 1924, this three-bedroom, one-bath house located in the Victory neighborhood has 1,140 square feet and features an upper level be

Home listings: What $190,000 buys in the Twin Cities area

Coon Rapids Built in 1957, this three-bedroom, one-bathroom house has 1,248 square feet and features three bedrooms on one level, hardwood floors, eat-in kitchen, patio…
Home & Garden
October 18, 2019
Home plan: A combination of shingle and stone delivers grand curb appeal to this Craftsman design.

Home plan: Contemporary Craftsman

PLAN 928-321 Total finished sq. ft.: 4,491 • Bed/bathrooms: 4 /7 • Stories: 2 Bonus space: 850 sq. ft. • Garage bays: 3 •…
Home & Garden
October 18, 2019

Renter seeks relief from noisy apartment

Q: My daughter is renting a studio apartment in south Minneapolis. We looked at the building on a Sunday when nobody else was around except…
Home & Garden
October 15, 2019

CO2 for Oct. 14, 2019

The usual two-point gain per year
Home & Garden
October 15, 2019
The common loon is Minnesota’s treasured state bird.

Minnesota's loons are threatened by climate change

Climate change may make their breeding grounds in the north uninhabitable.