This restored Dutch Colonial bed-and-breakfast in Duluth has perennial gardens with a gazebo, pergola, a waterfall and pond.

'Happy and homey' restored Duluth B&B now on market for $1.35M

The owners are writing another chapter of their fascinating lives.
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Bud Burge, top photo, was seated inside the Garage Bar behind his home in Uptown Minneapolis. Above, he was photographed in the mirror of a rolling ta
Minneapolis homeowner's project made the perfect pandemic-era gathering spot.

Minnesotans are desperately seeking garden supplies and outdoor spaces

April 9
Bee friendly plants at the Friends School Plant sale, which will be held in the Midway area this year instead of the Grandstand at the State Fairgroun
Looking forward to digging in the dirt and enjoying your yard? You've got lots of company.
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Regé-Jean Page as Simon Bassett and Phoebe Dynevor as Daphne Bridgerton in “Bridgerton.”

You may not live like a Bridgerton, but you can clean like a scullery maid

Milk for floors, bread for walls: 19th-century cleaning tips for the modern era.
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April 9
Carver

Home listings: What $200,000 to $209,900 buys in the Twin Cities area

What you get for the money in Carver, St. Paul and Mounds View.
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April 6
Downy woodpeckers are frequent feeder visitors.

Learn the best food and feeder to attract local birds

Food for thoughtWhich bird-feeder style is best? Which food is best?There are answers to these common questions at feederwatch.org.Provided by the Cornell Lab of…
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April 6
Red-bellied woodpeckerJim Williams photo

Warm winter brings Carolina wren, an unusual visitor to Minnesota

Backyard feeders are attracting red-bellied woodpeckers.
Home & Garden
April 6
A six-figure table by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings.

Bored rich people turn to collectibles as investments

Apps let investors buy fractional shares of merchandise.
Home & Garden
April 5
This 1977 split-entry house in west Bloomington has 2,978 square feet and three bedrooms. It’s close to Hyland Lake Park Reserve.

See the '70s home in Bloomington that got 32 offers in 'perfect storm'

A 1970s split-entry contemporary in west Bloomington sparked a buyer frenzy.
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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April 2
Randy Hoepner

Edina empty nesters transform their '50s home for today's casual living

With grandkids living across the street, couple love the bright open spaces of their newly improved home.
Home & Garden
April 2
This lake home Up North features a see-through entrance that reveals the lake.

Northern Minnesota lake house is 'a home, not a cabin'

Lake house in northern Minnesota brings refined comfort to cabin country.
Home & Garden
April 2
Andover

Home listings: What $549,900 buys in the Twin Cities area

What you get for the money in Andover, Minneapolis and Woodbury.
Home & Garden
April 2

Tenant being asked to move out mid-month

Q: On March 15 my landlord gave me notice to move out by or on April 15. I'm not sure if this is legal since…
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March 31
For serious bird watchers, the Sax-Zim Bog in rural St. Louis County is a unique boreal habitat in the U.S. that attracts serious birdwatchers from ar

For American birders seeking rare owls, Minnesota in winter is a hot destination

Birders from around the country flock to Minnesota in winter. Local guides help them spot elusive owls and other rarities.
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March 30
Herring gulls call

Book celebrates stories of the gulls that surround us

Minnesota is home to several varieties, thanks to our lakes.
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March 30
Chances of seeing a hooded merganser family are up sharply now.

Site shows you bird data by ZIP code

Database tells you where your best chance is to see a particular bird in your area and how likely you are to see one.
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March 30
Collectibles are up for grabs at an estate sale, now TikTok fodder. MARK BOSTER • Los Angeles Times

Younger buyers discover antiques during pandemic

In the pandemic, young shoppers discover antiques for Zoom and nostalgia.
Home & Garden
March 29
Spacecrafting This Queen Anne Victorian near Lake of the Isles in Minneapolis underwent a renovation that was “a labor of love.”

$2M Victorian home near Lake of the Isles is renovated jewel

A grand Victorian house with turret, art glass windows and six fireplaces has been renovated to perfection.
Home & Garden
March 26
Tonka Bay

Home listings: What $450,000 buys in the Twin Cities area

What you get for the money in Tonka Bay, St. Paul and Hudson.
Home & Garden
March 26
Paul Linnebach Linnebach’s entry, Bryn Mawr

'Simple Minnesota house' gets 'magical' Balinese makeover

Owner was inspired by a memorable trip to transform his 1920s Craftsman into a Shangri La for his family.
Home & Garden
March 25
Army Staff Sgt. Shaun Horton and his wife, Kassi, in front of their new first home in Colorado Springs, bought online. A change in assignment for Sgt.

In the pandemic, online homebuying picks up speed

Buyers may browse real estate, apply for loans, finalize deals and even have documents notarized through tech tools.
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March 24
Known locally as the Laundry Evangelist, Patric Richardson is taking his love of laundry national with his new book “Laundry Love” and an HGTV sho

St. Paul's 'Laundry Evangelist' has turned cleaning obsession into a profession

Patric Richardson is starting a national campaign to elevate the lowly chore of washing clothes.
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March 24
Credit: National Garden BureauLavender may not be hardy in Minnesota. Don’t let that keep you from growing it this summer. Variety: cleo patio evant

Lavender may not be hardy in Minnesota. Don't let that keep you from growing it this summer

For a taste of Provence, pot up some lavender this spring.