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December 22, 2020
Pine siskins are among the finch species moving south in search of food.

This winter looks to be a banner year for irruptive boreal birds

Birds travel farther south than usual in search of food.
Home & Garden
December 21, 2020
Paul Johnson/Lakes Sotheby's RealtyHouse on Enchanted Island

$1.985M home on Enchanted Island offers panoramic water views

Cape Cod-inspired house on Lake Minnetonka has panoramic water views.
Home & Garden
December 18, 2020
Bill and Beverly Cottman, top, in their Minneapolis home, have been celebrating Kwanzaa for decades. They plan to light candles daily during this year

Kwanzaa takes on special meaning after the killing of George Floyd

Even dampened by pandemic, the African American celebration will be observed in homes and online.
Home & Garden
December 18, 2020
Traditional elements such as a neutral palette, painted with classic stripes, helps make this guest bedroom timeless and welcoming. (Design Recipes/TN

10 tips to enhance a guest room

Gracious touches can help visitors feel welcome in your home.
Home & Garden
December 18, 2020
provided Pantone’s Colors of the Year for 2021, Ultimate Gray and Illuminating

Tips for decorating your home with Pantone's Colors of the Year

Pantone Color Institute doubled up on its color choice, naming Ultimate Gray and the lemony yellow Illuminating.
Home & Garden
December 18, 2020
Open living with farmhouse flair.

Home plan: Modern spaces with farmhouse flair

PLAN 929-1111Total sq. feet: 2,822Bed/Bath: 4/ 4.5Stories: 2Garage bays: 2Foundation: Crawl space, full basementIt's easy living with this modern open floor plan. Need a quiet…
Home & Garden
December 18, 2020
Minneapolis

Home listings: What $219,900 buys in the Twin Cities area

MinneapolisBuilt in 1900, this four-bedroom, two-bath house in the Phillips neighborhood has 1,650 square feet in two rental units with two bedrooms on the…
Home & Garden
December 18, 2020
Michael, Megan, and daughter Isla Codini carry out Isla’s first Christmas Tree at Seekonk Tree Farm, in Great Barrington, Mass.

More Minnesotans are pining for natural Christmas trees this year

More Minnesotans are opting for natural Christmas trees this holiday season.
Variety
December 15, 2020
Juncos are small seed-eating sparrows, often found in flocks on the ground.

Stuck at home in the pandemic? The natural world is still open

Some restaurants and stores may be closed but the natural world is wide open to enjoy.
Variety
December 15, 2020
"Daily Birding Planner" from the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union

2021 daily planner a great gift for birders

2021 planner for birdersHere is a perfect gift for the birder on your holiday list.A daily birding planner is available from the Minnesota Ornithologists' Union…
Home & Garden
December 14, 2020
This home in Eden Prairie is on the market for $1.5 million.

$1.5M Eden Prairie luxury home is a stargazer's delight

A couple built their Eden Prairie dream home to reflect their worldly and out-of-this-world passions.
Local
December 13, 2020
Hugo Boxer, 7, held the family Christmas tree on the roof of the car at Hansen Tree Farm on Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016, in Ramsey, Minn. The family picked o

Here's how to get your real Christmas tree home safely

The pandemic is fueling natural Christmas tree sales this year, and that has the National Christmas Tree Association (NCTA) and the American Automobile Association —…
Home & Garden
December 11, 2020
Pops of color can enhance the backdrop for video calls in a home office.

10 home trends to enhance your space for the winter ahead

10 ideas to help enhance your living space during the pandemic winter.
Home & Garden
December 11, 2020
This elegant, modern farmhouse has stylish curb appeal.

Home plan: Modern farmhouse has stylish curb appeal

PLAN 430-235Total sq. feet: 2,199Bed/Bath: 3 /2Stories: 1Garage bays: 2Foundation: Crawl space, slab, full, walkoutWant a one-story layout that gives you an open floor plan?
Home & Garden
December 11, 2020
Robbinsdale

Home listings: What $150,000 buys in the Twin Cities area

RobbinsdaleBuilt in 1953, this three-bedroom, two-bath house has 1,151 square feet and features three bedrooms on the main level, walk-up attic, hardwood floors, eat-in…
Home & Garden
December 11, 2020

With college virtual, are students stuck with lease?

Q: My daughter and three of her friends signed a lease last December for a house to rent in St. Paul near the University of…
Home & Garden
December 11, 2020
Spacecrafting Bedroom, home in Eden Prairie

$1.5 million home in Eden Prairie is a stargazer's delight

Home in Eden Prairie is now on the market
Home & Garden
December 11, 2020
This modern kitchen is part of an addition to a century-old home in St. Paul.

Ultra-modern addition updates a Craftsman-style house in St. Paul

"We didn't want to mimic the Craftsman style," said the owner. "We wanted to keep the original as original and add the new as new."
Home & Garden
December 8, 2020
This new home in Minneapolis was designed by Peterssen/Keller Architecture.

They found an empty lot facing the Mississippi River and built a modern dream home

A new modern house in Minneapolis embraces movement, light and its connection to the Mississippi River.
Home & Garden
December 8, 2020
Another favorite on the author’s life list the Northern gannet, which he found in Nantucket.

Birder's life lists can trigger a walk down a bird-lined memory lane

Finding a new-to-you bird crystallizes a moment in time.