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December 28, 2021
Coot toes have lopes that flare on the back stroke, helping propel the bird.

Bird toes are shaped to put their best foot forward

They grip slippery fish, keep shorebirds from sinking and propel loons across water.
Home & Garden
December 27, 2021
'Family-friendly' home at Bearpath golf club in Eden Prairie hits market for $1.995 million

'Family-friendly' home at Bearpath golf club in Eden Prairie hits market for $1.995 million

The 7,700-square-foot contemporary four-level home in a gated community offers golf course views.
Home & Garden
December 24, 2021
'Tropical Scandinavian' home in Mpls. maximizes every inch

'Tropical Scandinavian' home in Mpls. maximizes every inch

Couple wanted new accessory dwelling unit to accommodate them and their two pets.
Home & Garden
December 24, 2021
Burnsville

Home listings: What $325,000 buys you in the Twin Cities area

What you get the money in Burnsville, Minneapolis and Prescott, Wis.
Home & Garden
December 22, 2021
Some designers recommend going all out with color and pattern in a guest room. Make sure to have a comfortable mattress and nice bedding, as well as n

How to create a guest room that's comfortable, even in a pandemic

Interior designers give tips on "the details that really do make the difference."
Home & Garden
December 22, 2021
A mix of warm cream and brown creates a neutral, yet warm environment.

The do's and don'ts of decorating with modern neutrals

How to get a fresh yet timeless look.
Home & Garden
December 22, 2021
Lewis and Lauren Kolak with their children Jak, 6, and Libby, 8, along with their dog, Remy, in the living room of their recently-purchased home in Fr

For homeowners in Santa Claus and Frankenmuth, it's 'Christmas all the time'

Minnesotans are among families and retirees drawn to "Hallmark movie" feel of two Midwestern towns.
Home & Garden
December 21, 2021
A new book helps you learn to identify bird nests, like this robin’s nest.

Looking for a gift for a birder? Here are a bevy of birding books

Books help you learn how to ID nests, take great photos of birds and help teach kids bird songs.
Home & Garden
December 21, 2021
Find kestrels along roads by watching the tops of poles, perfect places for the bird to watch for insect or small mammal prey.

Kestrel numbers are dropping

The smallest of the falcon family is common throughout Minnesota.
Home & Garden
December 20, 2021
Sweeping $6.75 million estate overlooking Lake Minnetonka hits market

Sweeping $6.75 million estate overlooking Lake Minnetonka hits market

Several updates and additions have been made to the Orono home that sits on an estate spanning almost 8 acres.
Home & Garden
December 18, 2021
Anna Lyon at her home in Wayzata, Minn.

Tastemaker, philanthropist and recruiter says there's no place like Minnesota

Anna Lyon calls an Edwin Lundie ranch-style house in Wayzata her home.
Home & Garden
December 17, 2021
Use open containers like glass vases for drought-tolerant plants that prefer lower humidity and drier soil.

Plant a terrarium for a unique winter garden

Create the right environment, and drought-tolerant plants can thrive all winter long and beyond.
Home & Garden
December 17, 2021
Robbinsdale

What $249,900 buys you in the Twin Cities area

What you get for the money in Robbinsdale, St. Paul and Stillwater
Home & Garden
December 15, 2021
Peanuts bring in the blue jays.

Want more blue jays in your yard? Leave a treat for these peanut-crazy birds

If you want to make these big, handsome birds happy, set out some peanuts every day.
Home & Garden
December 10, 2021
Secluded $900K Wisconsin log cabin 'retreat' offers lake views, nearby amenities

Secluded $900K Wisconsin log cabin 'retreat' offers lake views, nearby amenities

The hilltop cabin in Osceola Township is minutes away from ski resorts and town centers.
Home & Garden
December 10, 2021
The pairing of walnut and black creates an instant mid-century vibe in this living room.

How to infuse a chic midcentury modern vibe in your home decor

Think walnut, leather and brass.
Home & Garden
December 10, 2021
Spring Lake Park

Home listings: What $170,000 to $175,000 buys you in the Twin Cities area

What you get for the money in Spring Lake Park, Minneapolis and St. Paul.
Home & Garden
December 10, 2021

How should utilities from a single meter be split among multiple tenants?

Upon request, landlords must follow a certain procedure and provide documentation of the bills being split.
Home & Garden
December 10, 2021
Beautiful Garden winner Coralee Fox has one goal for her Brainerd-area garden: to put a smile on the face of everyone who sees it. In this massive, fo

Brainerd area garden grows into destination for locals and tourists alike

A Crow Wing master gardener's property near Brainerd is a Monarch Waystation and a Beautiful Gardens winner.
Home & Garden
December 7, 2021
house finch

House finches are well adapted for urban living

They'll nest happily in wreaths, hanging pots or anything else handy.