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September 3

Huge migration event predicted for Thursday-Friday

Millions of birds moving across Minnesota
Home & Garden
September 2
The "jumping worm" is an invasive species to Minnesota and a threat to gardens, lawns and forest soil. Credit: Provided by the state Department of Nat

DNR warns Minnesotans about spread of invasive 'jumping worms'

One ecology expert calls the species a "horrific" threat to gardens, lawns and forest soil.
Home & Garden
September 1
Kalin KounevDome home

Geodesic dome home in the Brainerd woods packed with green technology

Energy-efficient home sits on over two acres of land and includes a recording studio.
Home & Garden
September 1
Peter and Sandy Nussbaum collect toy soldiers and display them in elaborate scenes in their Minneapolis basement.

Minneapolis collector has thousands of toy soldiers in his basement

Peter Nussbaum has about 2,000 on display in elaborate dioramas and in groupings on shelves, plus 5,000 to 10,000 more packed in boxes.
Home & Garden
September 1
Baltimore orioles sip tree blossom nectar in summer. Photos by Jim Williams

The reason you see birds less in summer is because they're really busy

Rushed parents often forgo feeders while they stuff their nestlings with growth-inducing insects.
Home & Garden
September 1

Reuben's rant: hail damaged roof claims are out of control

I've given up all hope of trying to assess hail damage to asphalt shingle roofs during home inspections. It's a game. I've looked at dozens of roofs that were in fantastic condition, only to have roofing salespeople come behind me and insist that the roof had hail damage. When I find damage to a roof during a home inspection, I report it. But I don't go around with a microscope trying to determine what may or may not qualify for an insurance claim.
Home & Garden
August 31

Birds are keeping us sane

Essay by British birder
Home & Garden
August 29
The Family Handyman editors rehabbed this 1972 Avion Voyageur for the latest issue.

Minnesotans remodel their vintage camper trailers just in time for the pandemic

Remodeled vintage RV trailers give their owners affordability — and cool style.
Home & Garden
August 28
provided Scamp camper, Nadia Haddad

4 vintage campers that make us want to hit the road

Camper trailers are rising in popularity.
Home & Garden
August 28
Norwood Young America Built in 1900, this two-bedroom, one-bath house has 1,500 square feet and features two bedrooms and loft on the upper level, for

Home listings: What $165,000 buys in the Twin Cities area

Norwood Young America Built in 1900, this two-bedroom, one-bath house has 1,500 square feet and features two bedrooms and loft on the upper…
Home & Garden
August 28
Clean lines and large windows make for a winning exterior.

Home plan: Stunning inside and out

PLAN 1070-45 Total sq. feet: 2,586 Bed/Bath: 3/ 2.5 Stories: 2 Garage bays: 2 Foundation: Basement   This open concept layout gives you a spacious feel…
Home & Garden
August 28
Plant expert Alan Branhagen in the native plant garden of the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, where he is director of operations.

Arboretum expert offers a guide to the plants that belong in Minnesota gardens

Landscape Arboretum's native plant expert pens a user-friendly guide to creating a more Earth-friendly garden.
Home & Garden
August 27

"Bird Love" a new book

Excellent photos, unfortunate type choice
Home & Garden
August 26
In 2003, Lang’s Auction sold a Giant Haskell Minnow for $101,200, setting a record at the time for antique fishing gear. Lang’s worked with the Fi

Antique fishing gear is latest hot 'mantique'

Pre-1950s tackle stashed away in basements can be worth a second look.
Home & Garden
August 25

The most beautiful duck on earth

Author Greg Hoch chooses the Wood Duck
Home & Garden
August 25
Herons spend a lot of time grooming.

Why birds spend so much time preening

Bird feathers are complex structures that need continual grooming.
Home & Garden
August 25
providedFox home in Edina

HGTV stars are selling their own Edina home, post makeover, for $1.25M

Brad and Heather Fox of 'Stay or Sell' transformed the '50s rambler into a modern two-story for their family.
Home & Garden
August 25

Top 12 clues a storm-chaser is at your door

The storm chasers are out in full force after the recent hail storms. If you live in an area that was hit, you've probably already had visitors at your door.
Inspired
August 22
Jovonta Patton and his wife, Symone, are pictured with daughters Ella, 5, Zoey, 3, and baby Cali in front of the new home they purchased a few months

Confronting the Black homeownership gap in Minn.

Minnesota's racial disparity in home ownership is one of the highest in the nation. How Twin Cities families and organizations are striving to change that.
Home & Garden
August 22

Need help buying a home?

For those seeking help or advice on buying a home, there’s help available. “Minnesota does have a number of affordable loans and down payment programs,”…