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February 5
Bruce McAlpin/Bonnie Knutson Buffalo

Home listings: What $175,000 buys in the Twin Cities area

What you get for the money in Buffalo, Minneapolis and St. Paul.
Home & Garden
February 5

Renter still waiting for CRP form

Q: I live in a small apartment building and have received my W-2 from my employer. I'm just waiting on my Certificate of Rent Paid…
Variety
February 2
A variety of feeders brings a variety of birds — some days.

Backyard birds gone AWOL? Here's what's up

Some backyard birds tend to make themselves scarce at this time of year.
Variety
February 2
Feeder cleanliness is key to bird health.

Feeding birds is good for you, and them (if you clean your feeders)

Feeder reciprocityFeeding birds is good for you as well as the birds. Science says so.One reason we feed birds is for the psychological benefits we…
Variety
February 2
Web cam footage from a previous year shows a female eagle on the nest.

The Minnesota DNR Eagle Cam is back for a new season

Eagle cam is backThe popular Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Eagle Cam is back in action for the season at mndnr.gov/eaglecam. The DNR reports that…
Home & Garden
February 1
SpacecraftingHouse on Lake Harriet

'Legendary' $1.55M Lake Harriet house is Old World in front, modern in back

The distinctive house with two contrasting aesthetics is an iconic home overlooking Lake Harriet.
Home & Garden
January 29
Glensheen Mansion.

Minnesota homes of the rich, famous and felonious: Why we can't look away

Places with star auras or dark histories fascinate buyers and passersby.
Home & Garden
January 29
Spacecrafting Minneapolis

Home listings: What $475,000 buys in the Twin Cities area

What you get for the money in Minneapolis, St. Paul and Rosemount.
Home & Garden
January 29
Thermostats play a major role in efficiency and comfort.

Thermostats have evolved from simple dials to advanced models that add efficiency and comfort

In recent years, the ubiquitous home thermostat has evolved a great deal, from traditional dials and needles to electronic screens to models that can predict…
Home & Garden
January 29
Glensheen Mansion sat in morning light on Monday July 13, 2020.    ]ALEX KORMANN • alex.kormann@startribune.comGlensheen Mansion recently re-opened

7 famous and infamous Minnesota homes that draw public fascination

Here are a few noted Minnesota dwellings for celebrities, miscreants and TV characters.
Duluth
January 26
Edina Realty’s Susan Dusek was listing a Tudor-style house for sale in Duluth’s Congdon Park neighborhood in September for $649,000. Home price

Duluth homes prices surge in record year

Amid record sales, agents see some moving back to the area.
Variety
January 26
A male evening grosbeak.

Evening grosbeaks and other outliers visit northern Minnesota

Beautiful northern visitors may show up at feeders this winter.
Variety
January 26
Downy woodpeckers are big fans of suet, either purchased or homemade.

Tips for handling suet

Merlin birding ID app now free.
Home & Garden
January 26
Centerpiece in Art Nouveau style.  Photos provided vi Tribune News Service

Centerpiece is in Art Nouveau style, but not of that era

Civil war cannonball shard appears to be souvenir.
Home & Garden
January 25
ArchipixHome in Nowthen

Fairytale $2M home outside of Minneapolis was inspired by medieval castles

French country-style estate was inspired by medieval castles.
Variety
January 23
Olivia Nienaber, 18, has become an avid gardener for pollinators at her family’s 10-acre homestead in Scandia. She plants flowers that draw hummingb

Scandia teen gardener and environmentalist is the butterfly whisperer

Scandia teen has planted more than 400 flowers, shrubs and trees in her bid to save pollinators.
Home & Garden
January 22
Kitchen trends include big islands with plenty of storage.

Latest kitchen trends tracked in Houzz

Storage on steroids, with bigger pantries and more cabinets, is among trends tracked by Houzz.
Home & Garden
January 22
Plymouth

Home listings: What $359,900 buys in the Twin Cities area

What you get for the money in Plymouth, Minneapolis and Roseville.
Home & Garden
January 22

Landlord unresponsive to requests

Q: I am having issues with my landlord not responding to maintenance requests about my sink and complaints about other residents in the building who…
Variety
January 19
Boca Raton’s Randy Lawrence auctioned off his famous Batman comic book collection that was stolen almost two years ago.

Collectible comic book caper has happy ending

Recovered collection sold in million-dollar auctions.