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October 12, 2021
Painting by Karl Bardon

Longtime bird counter at Duluth's Hawk Ridge captures birds on canvas

An exhibit of his paintings is on view at the Great Lakes Aquarium.
Home & Garden
October 8, 2021
Richard Anderson and his companion Angel were photographed at his Minneapolis home.



 ]  Shari L. Gross • shari.gross@startribune.com

Richa

Minneapolis style guru's eye for decor hits home

The designer, florist, TV personality and drag queen manages to pack his expansive sense of style into his modest Minneapolis home.
Home & Garden
October 8, 2021
A provided image shows bunk beds by Kara Miller. These communal spaces may have humble roots, but now they’re features with style, whimsy and nostal

Bunk rooms climb the social ladder

The bunk bed, born two centuries ago as an austerity measure, is living in some splendor. For country homes, luxury hotels and yachts, architects and…
Home & Garden
October 8, 2021
Minneapolis condo offers penthouse views at a basement price

Minneapolis condo offers penthouse views at a basement price

The 23rd-floor unit overlooks downtown and has seen many soirees.
Home & Garden
October 8, 2021
Columbia Heights

What $199,900 buys you in the Twin Cites area

What you get for the money in Columbia Heights, Minneapolis and West St. Paul
Variety
October 5, 2021
Beaches were still filled with debris and erosion from Hurricane Ida in Pass Christian, Miss., Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021.

Hurricane's silver lining: Good birding opportunities

"It's an ill wind that blows no good," a proverb dating to 1546 (John Heywood) does have a different take.In no way to lessen the…
Home & Garden
October 5, 2021
A hummingbird and hornet compete for nectar.

Birds and bees are not a good mix at feeders

Bees and wasps can drive hummingbirds away from feeders, but there's a work-around for that.
Local
October 4, 2021
Ed Borchardt’s North Mankato lawn is not a public nuisance, according to a decision Monday by the Minnesota Court of Appeals. Borchardt, a retired u

North Mankato man's natural yard is no nuisance, court rules

Ed Borchardt wanted a natural yard, filled with native plants and flowers that would provide a haven for birds, bees, butterflies and other wildlife. The…
Home & Garden
October 1, 2021
St. Paul condo at F. Scott Fitzgerald birthplace hits market for $350K

St. Paul condo at F. Scott Fitzgerald birthplace hits market for $350K

The 1892 Pullman-style buildings, originally apartments, are close to restaurants and shops off Selby Avenue.
Home & Garden
October 1, 2021
Plymouth

Home listings: What $500,000 buys in the Twin Cities area

What you get for the money in Plymouth, St. Paul and Inver Grove Heights.
Home & Garden
October 1, 2021
Adding a rug can easily add warmth to the kitchen.

Make your kitchen look expensive on a budget with these hacks

Here's how to elevate your space while going easy on your wallet.
Home & Garden
October 1, 2021
Spacecrafting/Troy Thies

Modernist St. Paul house offers privacy and stunning views of Mississippi River

Architect melded couple's opposing ideas for Highland Park dream house.
Home & Garden
October 1, 2021
Marie Kondo, second from left, works with Jimmy, second from right, and Logan, right, a father and son who own an organic plant and garden design busi

In a new show, Marie Kondo tidies both rooms and relationships

Netflix's "Tidying Up With Marie Kondo" ignited a national decluttering frenzy when it debuted in 2019. But the next year, something very messy happened, which…
Home & Garden
September 28, 2021
A flock of geese at sunset.

Special flight feathers help birds that migrate

Several birds molt in summer so they have a new set of strong feathers for the long trip.
Home & Garden
September 24, 2021
Modern yet timeless $1M Golden Valley home offers 'midcentury perfection'

Modern yet timeless $1M Golden Valley home offers 'midcentury perfection'

A major renovation brought the outdoors in for a "luxury treehouse" on a huge lot in South Tyrol Hills.
Home & Garden
September 24, 2021
My Favorite Room: Home office has views of Lake Minnetonka, secret panels

My Favorite Room: Home office has views of Lake Minnetonka, secret panels

The walkout of a small cabin on Shady Island was transformed into an office with custom touches for a fun, calming effect.
Home & Garden
September 24, 2021
Burnsville

Home listings: What $469,900 buys you in the Twin Cities area

What you get for the money in Burnsville, St. Paul and Lino Lakes
Home & Garden
September 24, 2021
Designer Lauren Liess paired Benjamin Moore’s Swiss Coffee on walls with Seashell for trim in a Washington living room.

How to furnish, fill and decorate your new, larger home

Did you buy your first home, or upsize? Experts share design tips.
Home & Garden
September 23, 2021
Traveler’s Company brass label plates, $15 for six, jetpens.com. Ohio Stoneware utility crock, 1 gallon, $23; and shoulder bowl, from $22, stoneware

Repurpose everyday items to organize your pantry, supply closets

Transform chaos into easy-to-access calm.
Variety
September 22, 2021
From top: “Bondi Beach” hand-dyed silk and Tencel scarf, $150, Kala Exworthy; loomsong.com “Metro” silk scarf, $200, Kala Exworthy, loomsong.c

Inside the Weaver's Guild in Minneapolis, one of the oldest and largest in the country

The Weaver's Guild in Minneapolis is a vibrant hub that hands down weaving and spinning knowledge from generation to generation.