Funmi Okanla-Falade and Wale Falade in their St. Paul home.

DIY project creates modern owners' suite in 1937 St. Paul home

An architect and his wife created a spa-like bathroom and walk-in closet with hard work and "a lot of YouTube videos."

Edina author's new book explains how to grow food year-round in Minnesota

May 7
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Author updates an American garden tradition for today's locavores with a new how-to guidebook.

Go big and go home: How to do maximalism right

May 7
Interior designer Beth Diana Smith brought her maximalist style to life in her Irvington, N.J. living room with framed kuba cloth, a vintage African s
The aesthetic can be rooted in 1980s excess, or traditional, classic styles, or even evoke a bohemian vibe.
Home & Garden
May 10
The FlatPak House in Minneapolis near Cedar Lake was a case study in modern prefabricated architecture. Designed by architect Charlie Lazor, it’s on

Groundbreaking FlatPak House in Minneapolis is on market for first time at $1.1M

The architect's house, featured magazines and newspapers after it was built in 2004, was a case study in modern prefab construction.
Home & Garden
May 7
Columbia Heights

Home listings: What $259,900 buys in the Twin Cities area

What you get for the money in Columbia Heights, Minneapolis and Lauderdale.
Variety
May 4
A great horned owl leaped from its perch in a tree.

Owl family makes itself at home in Minneapolis park

Urban livingA family of great horned owls — parents and three owlets — has been drawing attention to a large tree on parkland north of…
Variety
May 4
This Eastern bluebird found a snowy welcome in Minnesota a few years ago. A short-term touch of late winter weather did not kill birds here then as se

Cold snap in South means fewer bluebirds up north

Migrating birds got caught in bad weather.
Variety
May 4
This is Nero, the Raptor Center’s resident turkey vulture, used to help educate visitors. He is 47 years old, tied for second-oldest in North Americ

Waste makes taste for scavengers birds like turkey vultures

Vultures keep potentially sickening substances from spreading.
Home & Garden
May 4
Charming midcentury prints by Maclet are not very valuable.

Maclet prints purchased in Paris are not rare

Q: I have photographed two prints for your attention. They were purchased in Paris, France, in 1956 or 1957. Hopefully, you can tell me if…
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
May 3
This restored 6,000-square-foot home in Lowry Hill in Minneapolis has six bedrooms and five bathrooms.

Lowry Hill gem 'with so much character' restored to former glory

An avid birder poured sweat, heart and a lot of emotion into a six-bedroom, five-bath Minneapolis home.
Home & Garden
April 30
Beard Avenue Urban  Albertsson Hansen Architecture

See the next 12 Home of the Month projects by Minnesota architects

The upcoming Home of the Month projects made their owners' dreams come true.
Home & Garden
April 30
Minneapolis

Home listings: What $190,000 to $199,999 buys in the Twin Cities area

What you get for the money in Minneapolis, St. Paul and White Bear Lake.
Home & Garden
April 30

Landlord wants to move into rental property

Q: I am a landlord, and my rental property is in Albert Lea, Minn. The rental agreement my tenant signed expired in September 2020. I…
Home & Garden
April 29
Changing out cabinet fronts is an investment, but it’s a worthy one; pick classic wood finishes, such as walnut, and stay away from yellow or pink-r

5 classic kitchen design choices that will stand the test of time

Designers suggest classic updates.
Home & Garden
April 27
A dramatic painting by a well-known American artist, Charles Gruppé.

Painting by Charles Gruppé is valuable

Q: I live in the middle of Iowa where there is no appraiser anywhere near my vicinity, so I hope you will be able to…
Variety
April 27
“A World on the Wing”

Books to help you explore bird migration, and Minnesota's natural heritage

Migration booksBird migration, underway right now, is examined, explained and made glorious in two new books.Scott Weidensaul tells us about "the global odyssey of migratory…
Variety
April 27
Mew gull eggs are lightly marked to help hide them in this open nest. One egg has hatched.

Why are some bird eggs blue and some speckled? Location, location, location

Blue or speckled, tiny or large, bird eggs fit nature's design.
Local
April 26
Warren Kapsner with a small portion of the daffodils he planted in his yard last year.

Golden Valley man turns yard into daffodil destination

Warren Kapsner has planted 2,500 bulbs, and he's just getting started.
Home & Garden
April 26
The updated 1,297-square-foot, one-bedroom unit sits on the sixth floor of a former warehouse.

North Loop condo offers views of Target Field and downtown Minneapolis

The updated top-floor unit in an old warehouse is a baseball lover's dream.
Home & Garden
April 24
The invasive worms have been found in Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Minnesota's 'jumping worm' invasion upends spring plant sales

Wildly wiggly Asian earthworm can cause soil erosion and ultimately kill plants.
Variety
April 23
Greenery adds a sense of calm to this master bathroom. (Handout/TNS) ORG XMIT: 12319543W

10 easy tips for creating a cozier, calmer bathroom

You don't have to break the bank to get a better bath.
Home & Garden
April 23
Renting furniture is an option for people who move frequently.

How to give your rental a refresh without angering your landlord

There are plenty of temporary solutions for renters (and commitment-phobic homeowners) that can add personality.
Home & Garden
April 23
Entertainer Lorie Line and her husband and manager Tim Line built their dream home in Orono in 1996. They almost lost the home in 2012.

After nearly losing her home and her livelihood, pianist Lorie Line is feeling 'very blessed'

Entertainer Lorie Line survived a recession and a pandemic. Now she relishes her life and her fans.