With two decks, a wraparound deck off the living room and a private deck off the owner’s bedroom, a Stillwater home makes the most of its river bluf

$1.3M home on Stillwater's St. Croix River bluff offers panoramic views

A local architect designed a Prairie School house "tucked away" on a wooded lot near downtown Stillwater.

For Twin Cities power couple and their family, home is an extension of faithful service

February 26
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Marc and Alicia Belton renovated their Minneapolis home, once owned by Paul Magers, to be a welcoming place.

Tour a $1.255M Minneapolis dream home during Parade of Homes

February 26
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The couple behind Jkath Design Build + Reinvent made their Tudor-inspired "forever home."
Home & Garden
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There’s a fast-growing market for digital art, ephemera and media that is marrying the world’s taste for collectibles with cutting-edge technology

From trading cards to cats, collecting goes digital

Why an animated flying cat with a Pop-Tart body sold for almost $600,000.
Home & Garden
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Birders flanked baseball fields in New York’s Central Park in January, hoping for a glimpse of a snowy owl.

Celebrity birds bring avian paparazzi in New York

Twitter is turning birds into celebrities and birders against one another.
Home & Garden
8:21am
Antique linens need special care.

How to revive vintage linens

Q: Is it possible to clean vintage white linens that are yellowed and stained?A: Antique fabrics lose their pristine quality over time, often because of…
Variety
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The great blue heron rookery along the Mississippi River in Minneapolis was a favorite spot for a budding birder.

Beginning birders quickly become eager ambassadors

Like many newly minted birders, pair find plenty to crow about.
Home & Garden
February 26
Shakopee

Home listings: What $400,000 buys in the Twin Cities area

What you get for the money in Shakopee, Edina and Little Canada.
Coronavirus
February 25
Sharing space Gail Runge, center, plans to build an ADU at the Minneapolis home of daughter Rya Priede and son-in-law Karl Harber.

Pandemic prompts Minnesotans to make room for grandparents

Concerns about child care, finances and family togetherness have accelerated the trend to multigenerational living.
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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Home & Garden
February 24
Justina Blakeney, author of “The New Bohemians: Cool & Collected Homes,” has a new coming out in April called “Jungalow: Decorate Wild.”

Designer Justina Blakeney on injecting a little 'wild' into your home

California designer and artist celebrates the joy in bold color, pattern and nature.
Variety
February 23
A bald eagle surveys a raft of merganser ducks. Jim Williams

When eagles face ducks, the raptor wins

In late fall and winter, bald eagles are on the lookout for stranded ducks to make an easy meal.
Variety
February 23
The dG digital guide monocular from Swarovski.

Monocular lets you ID the bird you're looking at

Monocular has built-in bird identificationYou knew it was just a matter of time until someone invented an optical device that identified the bird you were…
Home & Garden
February 23
Plates like this came with either floral borders or ones featuring state capitol buildings.

China dinner plate was likely sold as train ride souvenir

Railway china smacks of fine dining, but early rail travel fare was anything but fine.
Local
February 23
Minneapolis fire inspectors tested alarms as they made their way through Avivo Village. Final preparations were in the works for a March 8 opening.

'Tiny house' indoor village for the homeless opens March 8 in Minneapolis

The two-year pilot program, called Avivo Village, could become a post-pandemic template for private emergency shelters in place of the usual congregate sleeping spaces.
Home & Garden
February 19
“We want to change the paradigm to living large in a small footprint. People think square footage and functionality are linearly related, but that�

How to make the most of open floor plans

Designer Matthew Patrick Smyth offers decorating tips and tricks.
Home & Garden
February 19
Andy Lapham in the community garden he tends on a formerly vacant lot in Minneapolis. He later bought the house next door, extended the garden and add

Minneapolis gardener transformed gritty city lot into productive urban farm

Resourceful Minneapolis gardener produces a bounty and sows sustainability in the heart of the city.
Home & Garden
February 19
Ryan Companies The Design Center for Eleven on the River showcases full kitchens and room vignettes that display the three curated design packages ava

New luxury condo tower in Minneapolis is the height of home design

Eleven on the River has a New York pedigree and a Minnesota accent.
Home & Garden
February 19
Wayzata

Home listings: What $375,000 buys in the Twin Cities area

What you get for the money in Wayzata, St. Paul and Ham Lake.
Home & Garden
February 19

Who pays to replace apartment's smelly carpet?

Q: My daughter and her boyfriend leased an apartment in May 2019 and paid a security deposit equal to one month's rent, plus a pet…
Home & Garden
February 16
Pheasants face an ice crust that makes it hard to scratch through to get at seeds.

Good winter for birds? Probably not this one

"I don't believe there's an ideal winter for wildlife, or even for a specific species of wildlife," says Greg Hoch, a biologist with the Minnesota…
Variety
February 16
The wood thrush, a bird nesting in southeast Minnesota, including wooded areas in the metro area, is doing well enough as a species to have had its po

'Red List' report rates birds' endangerment status

Conservation report classifies birds by the degree to which their species is under threat.
Variety
February 16
This cut glass bowl looks like work by Hawkes Co.

Cut glass berry bowl set was once a popular bride's gift

Q: My grandfather hand cut this and turned down an offer of $20 for it around 1910. All the edges are sharp and there are…
Home & Garden
February 15
Located near Loring Park in Minneapolis, 510 Groveland was built in 1927 as a residence hotel.

$1M unit in swanky Mpls. co-op is 'like living on the Upper East Side'

With 24/7 concierge service and a restaurant and bar on the first floor, 510 Groveland offers a taste of Manhattan in Minneapolis.