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March 16

Ethical behavior for birders and photographers

The ABA birding code is something all of us should know
Home & Garden
March 14
Amanda Paa, the creative force behind the food blog Heartbeet Kitchen, and her spouse, Brian Cherney, recently remodeled their kitchen in Hudson, Wis.

Food blogger creates Instagram-worthy kitchen makeover in Hudson, Wis.

Amanda Paa spends most of her days developing and testing recipes, taking photos of food or filming cooking videos for her blog and food-related clients.
Home & Garden
March 13
A modern take on a farmhouse.

Home plan: Standout farmhouse design

PLAN 929-1093 Total sq. feet: 1,839 Bed/Bath: 3/ 2 Stories: 1 Garage bays: 2 Foundation: Crawl space   Highlights of this attractive modern farmhouse include…
Home & Garden
March 13
Walls with two different but similar colors can give a room dimension and make it feel larger. In this room designed by HUEcreative, Agreeable Gray by

Choosing paint colors is tricky – consultants can cut through the confusion

Consultants, from designers in your home to online services, can ease the selection process.
Home & Garden
March 13
An ILevel-installed gallery wall.

5 upgrades to brighten your home in late winter

Refreshed decor, comforting paint colors and thoughtful upgrades can add a layer of warmth and sunshine in these waning winter days. These are a few…
Home & Garden
March 11
This Minneapolis house, built in 1908, is now on the market for $950,000.

Historic Mpls. mansion boasts library, carriage house, great woodwork

The brick, Tudor-style home is on the market for just under $1 million.
Home & Garden
March 10

Sharing birds with Mongolia

Geographic overlap
Home & Garden
March 10
American woodcocks in spring migration, early March to late May, can be found throughout the state, particularly the northeast. They nest throughout,

It's almost woodcock dance season in Minnesota

Rarely seen but all around us, woodcocks will start their unusual courtship displays in mid-March.
Home & Garden
March 10

Bedrooms don't need closets

Everyone knows that you need a closet in a bedroom to call it a bedroom, right? While this is a universally accepted de facto standard, good luck finding any type of authority that will back this up.
Home & Garden
March 7
An LED light strip painted the color of candlelight adds a warm glow to the back of a console.

Designer's budget-friendly touches personalize friend's St. Paul apartment

A designer's creativity transformed a friend's quirky, modest St. Paul apartment into a beautiful, personalized home.
Home & Garden
March 7
Sidewalks, front porches and back alleys are part of the charm of RT Urban's new Revival Collection in Lakeville.

New Lakeville development is designed to offer a city lifestyle in suburbia

Townhouses have the modern look of downtown lofts and touches of urban living, with front porches, alleys and sidewalks.
Home & Garden
March 6
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Home listings: What $349,900 buys in the Twin Cities area

Minnetonka Built in 1965, this four-bedroom, three-bath house has 2,006 square feet and features four bedrooms on the main level, two fireplaces, hardwood floors, full…
Home & Garden
March 6
Dark primary furnishings such as a charcoal gray sofa and black coffee table add a sense of elegance.

Do's and don'ts of using dark colors in home decor

Do's and don'ts of using deep colors in home decor.
Home & Garden
March 6
Home plan: Modern, with a twist.

Home plan: Modern with a twist

PLAN 935-18 Total sq. feet: 3,536 Bed/bath: 4 /4 Stories: 1 Garage bays: 3 Foundation: Slab   There’s no shortage of curb appeal for this contemporary-style…
Home & Garden
March 6

Renting: Tenant still waiting for CRP form

Q: I haven't received a CRP form from my landlord yet. When am I supposed to get it?A: Minnesota law states that if a person…
Home & Garden
March 5

Review of backyard bird lineup

Mug shots offer unique look
Home & Garden
March 3
Karla Bloem and Alice the owl work as a team to educate the public about owls.

Great horned owls inspire great awe

These devoted parents will spend the next six to eight months raising their young.
Home & Garden
March 3
This estate in Hamel comes with 25 acres of land.

$3.3M sprawling estate is a country retreat just 30 minutes outside Mpls.

This cottage-style country estate sits on almost 25 acres in Medina.
Home & Garden
March 3

Expensive chimney repairs on old homes

Stucco-covered chimneys make me nervous. This all started about five years ago when one of our past clients asked us to buy him a new $20k chimney, claiming we had missed a major issue with the chimney
Home & Garden
February 29
Paul CrosbyCottagewood Beach House

Homebuilder's beach house was designed for casual Lake Minnetonka living

The homeowners, who love to entertain, envisioned a beach house inspired by coastal cottages in the Hamptons.