Designer Betsy Vohs, Studio BV, transformed the small starter home that she bought 12 years ago in Minneapolis.

Designer transforms her Minneapolis starter home into her sanctuary

A dozen years after buying her small first home in Minneapolis, a designer transformed it into a personal oasis.

Twin Cities gardeners are putting produce on the table with hydroponic gardening

May 22
Hydroponic growing system with PVC pipe.
Twin Cities gardeners are putting produce on the table with hydroponic gardening.

Ways to fall in love with your home again

May 22
Small upgrades can make a big impact when it comes to home improvement.
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May 22
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May 22
Chaska

Home listings: What $395,000 buys in the Twin Cities area

What you get for the money in Chaska, Minneapolis and Roseville.
Home & Garden
May 22
Get your gutters in shape before leaves start falling again.

10 summer tasks to help keep your home checklist on track

It's time to take advantage of the season's long days and good weather.
Home & Garden
May 22
Home plan: Inviting Craftsman design

Home plan: Inviting Craftsman design

PLAN 1064-15Total sq. feet: 2,157Bed/bath: 4 / 2.5Stories: 2Garage bays: 0Foundation: Slab, crawl space, full, daylightIt's the little details that really stand out in
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May 22
One of the most popular stops along the 3-mile-drive each spring at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum is the flowering crabapple collection featuring

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum will reopen to walkers today

Reservations are required, and masks are requested.
Coronavirus
May 21
An office designed by Sue Hunter, Home for a Change, who designs both commercial and residential offices.

Still trying to work from the sofa? Here's how to upgrade your home office

Whether you're working in a closet or a basement, you can make your space more comfortable, productive and pleasant.
Home & Garden
May 19
A pair of mourning doves.

Mourning doves are the shy birds behind that lilting coo

Soft-spoken mourning doves may be the most common bird in the country.
Home & Garden
May 19
Conner Brown, a law school student, was drawn into birding through Pokemon Go. He can now identify 30 bird species.

Bird-watching soars amid pandemic as Americans head outdoors

Conner Brown, a 25-year-old law student at Stanford University, spent the early days of the pandemic following his brother as he spotted and collected characters…
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.
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May 19
Condition is the big issue on the Currier and Ives print.

Condition hurts value of Currier and Ives print

Q: This picture was given to me in 1963 by my sixth-grade teacher. I have enclosed photographs of the picture along with a photo of…
Home & Garden
May 19

How to handle home inspections during the COVID-19 pandemic

Governor Walz allowed Minnesota's stay-at-home order to expire yesterday, replacing it with a new order called "Stay safe Minnesota". This new order allows for gatherings to not exceed 10 people. As soon as that order came, our office was flooded with calls from clients who wanted to attend their home inspections.
Home & Garden
May 18
Versatile house in Minneapolis

Does your home have star quality? Twin Cities agent seeks photogenic houses

Homeowners can earn money and bragging rights when their residences become locations for advertisements.
Home & Garden
May 18
A custom-built, five-bedroom house in Golden Valley’s Tyrol Hills neighborhood is listed at $1.025 million.

$1.025M California-modern house is Hollywood glam in Golden Valley

A mid-'70s home in Golden Valley offers nature, artsy design and proximity to downtown.
Home & Garden
May 17

Why do crows harass owls?

Because owls eat crows
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May 15
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Home listings: What $200,000 buys in the Twin Cities area

St. Paul Built in 1955, this three-bedroom, one-bath house located in the Battle Creek-Highwood neighborhood has 1,438 square feet and features three bedrooms on the…
Home & Garden
May 15
Is it legal for landlords to do extensive remodeling during a pandemic?

Can landlord remodel during pandemic?

Q: I’m trying to find out if my landlord can begin working on a basement apartment now during the COVID-19 pandemic. I’m not feeling well…
Home & Garden
May 13

Bird feet tighten on touch

It's how they stay on a perch
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May 13

A loud fight ensued

Geese very territorial
Home & Garden
May 13
Hold onto your hotdish:  Corning Ware is becoming collectible.

The hotdish is hot: Interest grows in collecting 'vintage' Corning Ware

Many collectors are interested in items that are nostalgic but not yet old enough to be "antique."
Home & Garden
May 12
Female ruby-throated hummingbirds are the nest builders.

How do birds know how to build such intricate nests?

Why robins gather mud balls, chickadees pluck fur and wrens are champion stick gatherers.
Home & Garden
May 12

Sizing an air conditioner circuit breaker

For air conditioners and heat pumps, we size the wires and circuit breakers in accordance with the information printed on the label, not the simplified sizing charts that we typically rely on.