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June 18
You want a spot for your television where you won’t get sun glare, but it also needs to be comfortable.

Time to settle the argument: Here's the best spot to place the TV

Designer offers tips and tricks.
Home & Garden
June 18
An office painted in soft black with dark gray built-in bookcases with gold handles and a tan leather chair.

Dark and stormy is how they take their decor

Some decorators swear by the calming effects of deep and moody hues.
Home & Garden
June 14
Roger Wainwright moved into the townhouse 14 years ago looking for a place with high ceilings that could fit towering pieces from his extensive art co

Tricked-out townhouse near Lake Riley in Chanhassen lists for $1.19 million

The 3,203-square-foot home, with labradorite counters and a car lift, has access to a private beach.
Home & Garden
June 14
Marty and Joey Beren's DIY project on Long Lake creates a home away from home in Dassel, Minn.

Father-and-son duo build DIY 'bridging room' in family's Dassel area cabin

The two turned a breezeway into a gathering spot and made new favorite memories in the process.
Home & Garden
June 14
Osseo

Home listings: What $349,900 buys you in the Twin Cities area

What you get for the money in Osseo, Minneapolis and Maple Grove.
Home & Garden
June 14
Master Gardeners of Washington County garden tour.

Get out and smell the flowers: Your guide to Minnesota garden tours

Mark your calendars as garden tour season heats up.
Home & Garden
June 13
A ruby-throated hummingbird sits on her nest on a tree branch.

Birds are busy bees as nesting season opens

Grass, bark strips, mud, feathers or fur go into making soft beds for nestlings.
Home & Garden
June 10
The exterior of Theodore Wirth house in Lyndale Farmstead Park in Minneapolis, Minn., on Monday June 3, 2024.

Group hopes to raise $2.5 million to bring 1910 Theodore Wirth Home 'into the 21st century'

Nonprofit seeks to upgrade the house in Lyndale Farmstead Park in south Minneapolis, occupied by the parks superintendent and his family.
Variety
June 7
On Nicollet Island sits a row of historical, brick, green-accented townhomes in the Minneapolis peninsula community of 100 residents. One of the units

'Artful' furnished 1877 townhouse on Minneapolis' Nicollet Island lists for $1.2 million

From Old World Europe to Asia, each level of the historic home is themed to transport you around the world.
Home & Garden
June 7
Columbia Heights

Home listings: What $230K to $236K buys you in the Twin Cities area

What you get for the money in Columbia Heights, St. Paul and Lauderdale.
Home & Garden
June 6
Customers shop for furniture at an Ikea in Beijing, May 6, 2018. Vintage resalers say they sell a lot of pieces to customers in Asian countries where

On the red-hot market for vintage Ikea, pieces can fetch thousands

You likely don't associate Ikea with furniture that lasts decades. But many of the older items hold up quite well — and collectors are lining up for them.
Home & Garden
June 6
Various tints, tones and shades of soothing pastel tones help to make this bedroom feel warm and inviting.

Pastels aren't just for kids' rooms

How to use soft colors to create luxurious decor.
Home & Garden
June 6
Lee McColgan outside the Loring House, his restored 18th-century house in Pembroke, Mass., on May 3, 2024. McColgan used period-appropriate techniq

This old, old house: Would you buy a 1702 fixer-upper?

Many people dream about restoring a historic home. Lee McColgan actually quit his job and did it, teaching himself the necessary skills along the way.
Home & Garden
June 6
Mourning dove on the edge of the planter.

Mourning doves return to their unusual nesting perch

The fact that the birds nested in a pot on a balcony on a busy street seemed uncommon last year, but apparently it worked well enough that the doves came back.
Variety
May 31
The nine-bedroom, nine-bath house residence comes with two businesses, a bed and breakfast and an addition that is rented out to a Montessori school.

1882 St. Paul Victorian mansion and former Showcase Home lists for $2.7 million

The sprawling Cathedral Hill house, which operates as a residence, B&B and Montessori school, comes with a couple of friendly ghosts, the homeowner says.
Home & Garden
May 31
A modern country home set on a former apple orchard is designed with family gatherings, age-in-place living and the property’s natural surroundings

Home of the Month winner is an age-in-place abode on a flower farm in Red Wing

A woman returned to her family's apple orchard to build her forever home and begin a new chapter.
Home & Garden
May 31
Glencoe

Home listings: What $189,900 buys you in the Twin Cities area

What you get for the money in Glencoe, Minneapolis and St. Paul.
Home & Garden
May 30
A robin with its head tilted toward the ground.

Do robins see worms or hear them? What's behind that head tilting?

Readers' birding questions answered: robins, wood ducks and cardinal pairs, safe nesting materials and seed gone bad, and more.
Home & Garden
May 28
Security cameras are installed at the house featured in the movie "Home Alone" in Winnetka, Illinois on Nov. 27, 2021.

The 'Home Alone' house is for sale for $5.25 million (booby traps not included)

The house in Winnetka, Ill., where Kevin McCallister battled two hapless burglars in the 1990 film is on the market for the first time in more than a decade.
Home & Garden
May 28
The Swainson's thrush, an "avoider" species, is undergoing more "divorces" due to urban development. MUST CREDIT: John Marzluff - University of Washin

Comment period open on birding name changes

The American Ornithological Society plans to change the names for all birds named after people.

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