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October 2
Anoka

Home listings: What $235,000 buys in the Twin Cities area

What you get for the money in Anoka, Minneapolis and Scandia.
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October 2

Landlord balks at emotional support animal

Q: When I texted or e-mailed my landlord prior to getting my emotional support animal (ESA) letter, he was initially responsive. He does not allow…
Home & Garden
October 2
It’s all in the details with this small home.

Home plan: Small home is full of details

PLAN 929-1107 Total sq. feet: 1,398 Bed/Bath: 3 /2 Stories: 1 Garage bays: 2 Foundation: Crawl space   Board-and-batten siding, large windows and a little front…
Home & Garden
October 1

Inspecting Permanent Wood Foundations

After attending a seminar on permanent wood foundations back in 2010, I was turned into a big fan of wood foundations. But I was also convinced that most wood foundations are built improperly.
Home & Garden
September 29
Goldfish and koi are a colorful meal for osprey.

Koi make an easy osprey snack

Brightly colored, discarded goldfish stand out for these aerial hunters.
Home & Garden
September 28

Birds: heavy migration tonight

And Tuesday, with good birding possible on following mornings
Home & Garden
September 26
The view of downtown Minneapolis from the condo of Gail and Randy Ross on the 14th floor of The Legacy in Minneapolis.

What's it like to live in downtown Minneapolis now?

Living in the urban core is different from what it was pre-pandemic. For some, it's lost its luster; for others, it's still the place to be.
Home & Garden
September 25
Assess your kitchen storage for easier options.

5 low-cost ways to improve your kitchen

A roundup of cheap — mostly free — tips to overhaul your kitchen.
Home & Garden
September 25
This sunroom in Burnsville by Awad & Koontz is part of a Dream Remodeled Home (R1).

Remodelers Showcase will open doors to 43 homes

Remodelers Showcase will highlight home improvements, from kitchen makeovers to home offices to outdoor spaces.
Home & Garden
September 25
Chaska

Home listings: What $149,900 buys in the Twin Cities area

What you get for the money in Chaska, Minneapolis and St. Paul.
Home & Garden
September 25
A plan that’s family friendly.

Home plan: Room and features for the whole family

PLAN 1074-9Total sq. feet: 3,095Bed/Bath: 4/ 3.5Stories: 1Garage bays: 3Foundation: Slab, crawl space, fullFilled with light, this family-friendly plan includes smart details that will…
Home & Garden
September 25
Tami Sampson, owner of the Fabric Place, holds up a bolt of Italian cotton fabric that matches her mask in her shop in Mount Lebanon, Pa.

Pandemic prompts return to home sewing

Pandemic has boosted interest, from people wanting to make their own masks to those seeking a new hobby.
Home & Garden
September 22
Meadowlark cooling.

As the planet warms, the future of some birds is uncertain

Coping strategies only go so far, so climate change and extreme heat will challenge some species.
September 22
Spider plants do well in hanging pots.

Indoor gardening is taking root

Pandemic has boosted interest in the classic hanging houseplant.
Home & Garden
September 22
Shawnee Pottery was well known for colorful cookie jars like these.

Colorful cookie jars may be difficult to match

Q: I am curious to know what you can tell me about this pair of cookie jars. I got them from my grandmother, and if…
Home & Garden
September 22
Krysta Ruiz took a picture of a waterfall as she and Ryan Sanchez visited the Japanese Gardens at Como Conservatory.

Pandemic is perfect time to savor the gardens at St. Paul's Como Park

St. Paul attraction offers some Zen and a little paradise, too.
Home & Garden
September 22

New Toys! I mean flashlights.

It seems like most new flashlights that come out today are simply variations on flashlights that already exist, but every once a while, something a bit new and novel comes across my desk. I simply must try them all. Today, I'll share some information about my newest monster flashlight, keychain light, and headlamp.
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September 21
The Higgins family’s architect designed their lake home to exude warmth with inviting features such as built-in nooks, reclaimed barnwood, a bunkroo

New lake home in Wisconsin is designed for cozy comfort

Rustic materials and spots designed for curling up with a book bring warmth and character to a new getaway.
Home & Garden
September 19
Andrew and Simone Strand held their son, Eddie, on their land in Grand Marais. They live on the property and also have a cabin that they rent out as a

How Twin Cities homeowners are making money off their basements, garages, even pools

To bring in money and put empty spaces to use, owners are renting their backyard pools, garage stalls, basements or entire homes.
Home & Garden
September 19
Color and pattern lift the spirits and stimulate creativity, something we have desperately needed this year.

Call it grandmillenial: New design trend mixes old with the new

Instead of stark minimalism, a comfier blend of new and old is taking hold in home decor.