On Nicollet Island sits a row of historical, brick, green-accented townhomes in the Minneapolis peninsula community of 100 residents. One of the units

'Artful' furnished 1877 townhouse on Minneapolis' Nicollet Island lists for $1.2 million

From Old World Europe to Asia, each level of the historic home is themed to transport you around the world.

Group hopes to raise $2.5 million to bring 1910 Theodore Wirth Home 'into the 21st century'

June 10
The exterior of Theodore Wirth house in Lyndale Farmstead Park in Minneapolis, Minn., on Monday June 3, 2024.
Nonprofit seeks to upgrade the house in Lyndale Farmstead Park in south Minneapolis, occupied by the parks superintendent and his family.

Home of the Month winner is an age-in-place abode on a flower farm in Red Wing

May 31
A modern country home set on a former apple orchard is designed with family gatherings, age-in-place living and the property’s natural surroundings
A woman returned to her family's apple orchard to build her forever home and begin a new chapter.
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June 14
Roger Wainwright moved into the townhouse 14 years ago looking for a place with high ceilings that could fit towering pieces from his extensive art co

Tricked-out townhouse near Lake Riley in Chanhassen lists for $1.19 million

The 3,203-square-foot home, with labradorite counters and a car lift, has access to a private beach.
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June 14
Marty and Joey Beren's DIY project on Long Lake creates a home away from home in Dassel, Minn.

Father-and-son duo build DIY 'bridging room' in family's Dassel area cabin

The two turned a breezeway into a gathering spot and made new favorite memories in the process.
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June 14
Osseo

Home listings: What $349,900 buys you in the Twin Cities area

What you get for the money in Osseo, Minneapolis and Maple Grove.
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June 14
Master Gardeners of Washington County garden tour.

Get out and smell the flowers: Your guide to Minnesota garden tours

Mark your calendars as garden tour season heats up.
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June 13
A ruby-throated hummingbird sits on her nest on a tree branch.

Birds are busy bees as nesting season opens

Grass, bark strips, mud, feathers or fur go into making soft beds for nestlings.
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June 7
Columbia Heights

Home listings: What $230K to $236K buys you in the Twin Cities area

What you get for the money in Columbia Heights, St. Paul and Lauderdale.
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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June 6
Customers shop for furniture at an Ikea in Beijing, May 6, 2018. Vintage resalers say they sell a lot of pieces to customers in Asian countries where

On the red-hot market for vintage Ikea, pieces can fetch thousands

You likely don't associate Ikea with furniture that lasts decades. But many of the older items hold up quite well — and collectors are lining up for them.
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June 6
Various tints, tones and shades of soothing pastel tones help to make this bedroom feel warm and inviting.

Pastels aren't just for kids' rooms

How to use soft colors to create luxurious decor.
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June 6
The Energy Department recommends turning down your water heater to 120 degrees.

The best eco-friendly home improvements you can do for less than $100

Here are meaningful improvements you can make that won't break the bank.
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June 6
Lee McColgan outside the Loring House, his restored 18th-century house in Pembroke, Mass., on May 3, 2024. McColgan used period-appropriate techniq

This old, old house: Would you buy a 1702 fixer-upper?

Many people dream about restoring a historic home. Lee McColgan actually quit his job and did it, teaching himself the necessary skills along the way.
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June 6
Mourning dove on the edge of the planter.

Mourning doves return to their unusual nesting perch

The fact that the birds nested in a pot on a balcony on a busy street seemed uncommon last year, but apparently it worked well enough that the doves came back.
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May 31
The nine-bedroom, nine-bath house residence comes with two businesses, a bed and breakfast and an addition that is rented out to a Montessori school.

1882 St. Paul Victorian mansion and former Showcase Home lists for $2.7 million

The sprawling Cathedral Hill house, which operates as a residence, B&B and Montessori school, comes with a couple of friendly ghosts, the homeowner says.
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May 31
Glencoe

Home listings: What $189,900 buys you in the Twin Cities area

What you get for the money in Glencoe, Minneapolis and St. Paul.
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May 30
A robin with its head tilted toward the ground.

Do robins see worms or hear them? What's behind that head tilting?

Readers' birding questions answered: robins, wood ducks and cardinal pairs, safe nesting materials and seed gone bad, and more.
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May 28
Security cameras are installed at the house featured in the movie "Home Alone" in Winnetka, Illinois on Nov. 27, 2021.

The 'Home Alone' house is for sale for $5.25 million (booby traps not included)

The house in Winnetka, Ill., where Kevin McCallister battled two hapless burglars in the 1990 film is on the market for the first time in more than a decade.
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May 28
The Swainson's thrush, an "avoider" species, is undergoing more "divorces" due to urban development. MUST CREDIT: John Marzluff - University of Washin

Comment period open on birding name changes

The American Ornithological Society plans to change the names for all birds named after people.
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May 24
A Forest Lake cabin on a rare sand lake with a shallow shoreline was an ideal getaway for a family with young kids to enjoy a plethora of water activi

Forest Lake home on rare 'sugar sand' beach lists for $749,900

The updated 1,600-square-foot home offers one-level living on a clear, shallow lake perfect for families with young kids.
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May 24
Minnetonka

Home listings: What $525,000 buys you in the Twin Cities area

What you get for the money in Minnetonka, Minneapolis and Hudson, Wis.
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May 24
University of Minnesota students James Duquette and Aditya Prabhu snagged $8,000 in funding for their start-up Alure LLC.

University of Minnesota students find 'eco-friendly' way to kill Japanese beetles

The students snagged corporate funding to take their experiment on the road.
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May 23
Theater critic Frank DiLella in his living room, under the vaulted ceiling, in New York, on April 24, 2024.

A cozy co-op held a 'historic and beautiful' architectural surprise

A home buyer quickly found out his co-op shared something in common with Carnegie Hall, Grand Central Terminal and the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine.

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