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May 24
The home built for Kirby Puckett in Brooklyn Park.

Brooklyn Park home custom-built for Kirby Puckett is for sale for $485,000

The late Twins baseball legend sold the 1986 house 30 years ago, but it still boasts his signature touches.
Home & Garden
May 21
Instead of flipping a Wayzata cottage (top), Beth Trautman and David Rusciano made it their home. Sharon and Rick Dahlstrom renovated a Victorian cott

Victorian house in Excelsior transformed from teardown target to charming home

Empty nesters didn't want to dramatically change the house's scale or character.
Home & Garden
May 21
Home & Garden
May 21
Victoria

Home listings: What $485,000 buys in the Twin Cities area

What you get for the money in Victoria, Minneapolis and St. Paul.
Home & Garden
May 20
Maxwell Ryan, a former teacher, started Apartment Therapy in 2004 with the help of his brother, Oliver.

Apartment Therapy's Maxwell Ryan on maximizing small spaces

Former teacher offers tips on decluttering, arranging furniture, using color and more.
Home & Garden
May 19
The left-hand wall of this sitting room is painted with Benjamin Moore’s Gray Owl OC-52; the right wall is done with Metropolitan AF-690; the ceilin

After years of being the 'it' neutral, gray may be on its way out

"Grayters" (gray haters) call the color depressing, dull and too safe.
Variety
May 18
Osprey at nest.

Ospreys have bounced back in Minnesota from the deadly days of DDT

Given a healthier environment and suitable places to nest, our osprey population recovered quickly, but it was an important lesson on the unintended consequences of the chemicals we use.
Variety
May 18
“A Most Remarkable Creature,” by Jonathan Meiburg

Crested caracara highlighted in new book

Smartest bird of prey once seen in Minnesota.
Home & Garden
May 18
This elegant centerpiece is silver-plated, not solid silver.

Silver plate centerpiece has merit

Q: My daughter's senior class recently collected donations to sell to raise money for a senior trip. Among the donations are two pieces of silver…
Business
May 17
The median price of all Twin Cities metro-area home closings was $337,000, a 10.5% annual increase and a new record.

Twin Cities houses fetch record prices in April

House listings in the Twin Cities increased during April, but sold at the fastest pace in at least 14 years and for record prices.
Home & Garden
May 17
The English-style cottage was built in 1926 and served as the pump house for the estate of Dr. Henry Plummer.

Mayo doctor's house in Rochester has charm, stories ... and caves

A network of caves attached to a house makes this unique Rochester property stand out.
Business
May 15
Utah transplant Rachel Bryant and her sons Ezra, 3, and Seth, 5, in the basement of their new Elk River home.

Out-of-state buyers add to scramble for metro homes

Flush with cash, they often beat locals in bidding wars.
Home & Garden
May 14
Carolyn Davidson worked at the cutting table of her new quilting room. Her husband, Dennis Davidson, laid the distinctive wood floor using reclaimed l

Dark unfinished attic in Minneapolis is transformed into airy hobby room

Empty nesters enjoy quilting and playing music.
Home & Garden
May 14
Hector Fernandez watched as his wife, Celia Kohrman, and their son, Vincent, 11, patted their dog, Zazou, on the updated porch.

Front porch is now light-filled living space in small Minneapolis house

Homeowner used time after layoff and construction skills to make "the nicest space in the house."
Home & Garden
May 14
Ramsey

Home listings: What $345,000 buys in the Twin Cities area

What you get for the money in Ramsey, St. Paul and Ham Lake.
Home & Garden
May 14

Roommate moved out suddenly

Q: I'm hoping you can provide guidance on my daughter's current situation. One of her two roommates suddenly moved out while she was out of…
Home & Garden
May 11
This terra cotta statue is by a noted 19th-century French artist.

Aphrodite statue may be by noted French artist Carrier-Belleuse

Q: This statue was included in the purchase of a home we bought 15 years ago. It stands 30 inches tall, including the base. It…
Variety
May 11
Do you know your warblers? This is a chestnut-sided warbler.

Tools for tracking bird migration, online courses, bird videos and books

Tracking migrationSpring bird migration is underway. You can remove some of the guesswork about days with boom or bust potential by using a radar-based bird-tracking…
Variety
May 11
A yellow warbler swoops down for insects.Photo by Jim Williams

Spring migration is peaking now in Minnesota: Get outside and enjoy the show

You don't have to be a birder to enjoy the spectacle of spring migration. Head outside to get a glimpse of the many birds passing through.
Home & Garden
May 10
The FlatPak House in Minneapolis near Cedar Lake was a case study in modern prefabricated architecture. Designed by architect Charlie Lazor, it’s on

Groundbreaking FlatPak House in Minneapolis is on market for first time at $1.1M

The architect's house, featured magazines and newspapers after it was built in 2004, was a case study in modern prefab construction.