Modern Tudor home in Lakeville Spacecrafting

Lakeville home is a modern take on traditional English Tudor style

Tudor architecture is lightened, brightened and updated for 21st-century living.

A room swap transforms a century-old Minneapolis home

January 9
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Flip-flopping the kitchen and a spare bedroom made a family's Kingfield home "cozy, homey and connected."

It's time for a better TV room

January 15
A TV room in a home in Cold Spring, N.Y., where Ammor Architecture integrated the TV into built-in shelving, adding swivel chairs that can rotate to f
Make the most of your screen time by creating a space that's comfortable and inviting.
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Boca Raton’s Randy Lawrence auctioned off his famous Batman comic book collection that was stolen almost two years ago.

Collectible comic book caper has happy ending

Recovered collection sold in million-dollar auctions.
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A broad-winged hawk with an item from its varied menu — a freshly caught frog.Jim Williams

New Raptor Center director answers questions about COVID and climate impact

New Raptor Center director talks about the impact of COVID and climate on birds.
Home & Garden
January 19
Geese fly off in front of Chicago skyline near Rainbow Beach Park in Chicago.

24-year-old birdwatcher breaks Illinois record

The end of another year offers time to take stock of the good, the bad, and in the case of Nathan Goldberg, the birds.Goldberg just…
Home & Garden
January 15
Courtney ConkHouse on Grand Hill, St. Paul

Historic $1.55M St. Paul home was hangout for a young F. Scott Fitzgerald

The author wrote about his friends' grand house with 11 bedrooms and 11 fireplaces.
January 15
An oversized shag rug adds both warmth and texture to this living space.  Photos by CATHY HOBBS • TNS

How to reflect winter in your decor

A few simple changes can make your home feel warmer and more welcoming.
Home & Garden
January 15
A home gym can include anything from expensive electrical equipment to a stripped-down, just-the-basics approach.

Tips for setting up a home gym

Home gyms have always been a popular option for getting fit without needing to share space at a fitness club. Unsurprisingly, given New Year's resolutions,…
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
January 15
Nowthen

Home listings: What $249,900 buys in the Twin Cities area

What you get for the money in Nowthen, St. Paul and Prescott.
Home & Garden
January 12
Photos by Leanne Phinney —ONE TIME USE only with Val’s column Branching out, the trio of barred owls leaves their nest cavity.

Couple had a front row seat watching barred owlets grow up

Young barred owls filled one couple's summer with drama and heart-stopping adventures.
Home & Garden
January 12
Many humans love the smell of cedar, but bugs don’t.

Roos chest not quite antique

Q: This is the first time I think I have bought something I think is an antique. I bought a cedar chest made by the…
Home & Garden
January 11
Colin Simmons/Lakestreet Photography House on Groveland

$2.15M Minneapolis home on a hill has 'good karma' and beautiful skyline view

Historic home in Lowry Hill has been lovingly renovated to restore its luster.
Home & Garden
January 8
Minneapolis

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

What you get for the money in Minneapolis, West St. Paul and Forest Lake.
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January 8
An affordable indoor/outdoor rug adds graphic interest to this living space.

10 quick ways to refresh your home decor

Simple, affordable ideas for updating tired decor.
Home & Garden
January 8

Family wants deceased tenant's deposit

Q: My brother died a week ago, and I was listed as a reference to be allowed into his apartment. I have cleaned it out…
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January 5
A Northern flicker visits a suet feeder.Jim Williams photo

Want to help birds through the cold winter? Set this out in your yard.

High energy food provides calories when they need it most.
Home & Garden
January 5
Even without seeing the marks, there is little doubt this piece was made in Dresden, Germany.

Dresden porcelain coach set dates to about 1900

Q: I inherited this Dresden piece from my parents and have not been able to find out anything about it. It is in very good…
Home & Garden
December 31, 2020
SHAYLA OWODUNNI Shayla Owodunni shares her Minneapolis home with 70 plants.

Homebound Minnesotans stay grounded with houseplants

Homebound Minnesotans embrace live greenery as a design element.
Home & Garden
December 31, 2020
Coon Rapids

Home listings: What $429,900 buys in the Twin Cities area

What you get for the money in Coon Rapids, Minneapolis and Woodbury.
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December 31, 2020
Painting can be an effective DIY job, but take care during the process not to waste time or money with simple errors.

Paint like a pro for best results

Careful preparation and planning can make this DIY project go smoothly.
Home & Garden
December 31, 2020
Christine Schom/Christine Photography Stone house near Jordan

$1.125M historic stone home near Jordan comes with 30 acres, guest house, barn, orchard

The original stone house was built in about 1860 by an immigrant family from Luxembourg.
Home & Garden
December 31, 2020
Architect Charles Stinson, with his wife, Carol Eastlund, designed their home on Lake Minnetonka’s Shady Island. “It connects us to nature and to

Camp-inspired home on Lake Minnetonka was designed for family, nature

Architect Charles Stinson designed his own Lake Minnetonka home to welcome loved ones.