Hope Nordquist and Kai Brewster performed from the front steps of the McHenry house in August.

Minneapolis family's garden offers a musical respite during a difficult summer

A south Minneapolis family turned their yard into a neighborhood haven and a Beautiful Garden winner.

Professional organizer shares her strategies for decluttering the holistic way

October 19
Michele Vig of Edina creates order in your home, your schedule and your mind.

Blue jays love peanuts

October 19
An entertaining peanut feeder
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October 20
White-crowned sparrows in urban areas don’t have to raise their song voices so much anymore.

Reduced traffic levels have birds singing a slightly different tune

As pandemic pauses human activity, a songbird no longer has to raise its voice to be heard in San Francisco.
Home & Garden
October 20
This clock is in the French rococo style. (Handout/TNS)

Hanging wall clock/thermometer made in the Louis XV style

Clock is indeed an antique, but from 19th century.
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October 19
Mill City Team PhotographyHouse by Robert Cerny in St. Paul

Well-preserved ultimate 'Mad Men' house in St. Paul on market for $925K

Midcentury modern gem looks just like it did in a magazine spread 60 years ago.
Home & Garden
October 19

Fall maintenance checklist for Minnesota homeowners

Fall is here, but it already feels like winter. This blog post is coming a day earlier than scheduled due to the snowstorm that's in the forecast for tomorrow! If you haven't finished your fall maintenance list, get on it immediately. To help you remember everything you're supposed to do as a Minnesota homeowner, we've compiled a comprehensive list of fall maintenance items.
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October 16
Golden Valley

Home listings: What $460,000 buys in the Twin Cities area

What you get for the money in Golden Valley, Minneapolis and Shoreview.
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October 16
Farmhouse design is roomy yet efficient.

Home plan: Efficient details make home feel spacious

PLAN 119-433Total sq. feet: 1,999, plus 275 in bonus spaceBed/bath: 3/ 3.5Stories: 2 Garage bays: 2Foundation: Slab, crawl space, walkoutThe kitchen is the heart of…
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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October 16

Landlord's renovations made apartment uninhabitable

Q: I’ve lived in my apartment for 11 months and have signed another lease. Last month the landlord notified us about doing renovations in our…
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October 15

Here is a cardinal nest

Friction holds it together
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October 15

Bird migration report

Good to better upcoming
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October 15

Pity the birds in Phoenix

Birds don't like it any better than people do.
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October 13
A sauna was high on the wish list for Darrell Kesti and Ahnna Juntunen-Kesti when they remodeled their Minneapolis basement to create a family room an

From unfinished Minneapolis basement to ultimate retreat, including sauna

A dark Minneapolis basement is transformed into a cozy retreat, complete with sauna.
Home & Garden
October 13
The Craftsman-style 2,948-square-foot house set on a triple lot in St. Paul was designed and built in 1914-15 by civil engineer Walter Lovell.

$1.15M St. Paul Craftsman home is a 1915 time capsule in a popular neighborhood

The distinctive 2,948-square-foot house set on a triple lot — about ⅔ acre — was designed and built in 1914-15 by civil engineer Walter Lovell.
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October 13
An adult loon protects its two chicks.

Late hatchlings can still migrate

There's still time for loon youngsters to get on the migration express.
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October 13
This is a late Victorian crisscross frame — but is it tramp art?

Tramp art recycled bits of boxes and crates

Q: I believe this frame to be tramp art, and while researching this 19-inch by 14-inch frame, I discovered that Helaine was a collector and…
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October 13

Q&A: "What causes black stains on my walls along the stud lines?"

I frequently receive this same question: what causes those black verticals stains on walls along the stud lines? To make it short and sweet, the answer is soot, and it's usually caused by candles and thermal bridging.
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October 12
Sherri BeierTiny house by Cedar Lake

At just 425 square feet, tiny house near Cedar Lake hits market for $400K

The house, which faces a wetland, is in a somewhat secluded neighborhood of much larger and newer homes.
Home & Garden
October 11
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Home listings: What $385,000 buys in the Twin Cities area

Burnsville Built in 1976, this five-bedroom, three-bath house has 3,072 square feet and features three bedrooms on the upper level, two fireplaces, hardwood…
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October 11
This Modern French Country home in Independence has a three-season porch with fireplace and will be featured on the Artisan Home Tour.

Artisan home on Lake Independence has French accent

Builders' own modern French country house in Independence is one of 22 on Artisan Home Tour.
Duluth
October 8
Nathanael and Anna Bailey and her mosaics at Bailey Builds and Friends in Duluth.

Duluth woodworker turned her scrap lumber into a business and artisan hub

Woodworker Anna Bailey makes mosaic wood artwork.
Home & Garden
October 6
Lilacs with withered sections

What's wrong with the lilacs? Fungus threatens Minnesota's plants

The fungus is fueled by "perfect storm" of weather.