Architect Ali Awad designed this lake home for his family in Burnsville. The three-level home includes a room with a garage door that opens to the lak

New lake house in Burnsville is home and cabin in one

Architect's new house, on "unbuildable" lot in Burnsville, doubles as his family's lake retreat.

2 Minnesota projects are models for 'retrofitting suburbia'

April 16
The Promenade of Wayzata replaced the Wayzata Bay Shopping Center.
Architects offer ideas on how to adapt 20th-century malls for 21st-century needs.

It's still 1970 in this 'time capsule' home in Minnetonka

April 16
The living room has a dramatic two-sided brick fireplace with a cantilevered hearth.
Midcentury modern house looks just like it did when noted architect designed it.
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April 16
Fridley

Home listings: What $390,000 buys in the Twin Cities area

What you get for the money in Fridley, Minneapolis and Eagan.
Home & Garden
April 16

Renter is sick of neighbors' smoking

Q: I live in a 24-unit apartment building on the top floor. The building allows smoking. The couple that moved in below me smoke not…
Home & Garden
April 14
You’ll get a sneak peek at photos of upcoming AIA Home of the Month winners, like this past winner.

Dreaming of a new home or remodel? Learn about home design at this virtual event

Gain ideas and inspiration at a virtual AIA Minnesota home design event.
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April 13
Some migratory birds you might spot returning to Minnesota include (from top left): Baltimore oriole, scarlet tanager, Barn swallow, rose-breasted gro

Spring migration is a great time to catch a parade of birds passing through

Birds rushing to summer nesting spots provide a show just outside your window.
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April 13
A bald eagle watched passing sandhill cranes at Crex Meadows Wildlife Area. DAVID JOLES • Star Tribune file

A great spot for birding by car and other birding tips

Crex Meadows offers 40 miles of roads with plenty of birds on view.
Home & Garden
April 13
“No one takes a U-Haul to the cemetery,” says designer Stuart Weitzman, who is parting with three of his collecting triumphs, including a block of

Shoe designer Stuart Weitzman is selling coveted Inverted Jenny stamps

Well-known shoe designer is selling world-famous stamps and a prize coin.
Beautiful Garden contest winners Jim and Sally Strand tend an Asian-inspired garden complete with 23 distinct planting areas in their Plymouth yard. T
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April 12
This restored Dutch Colonial bed-and-breakfast in Duluth has perennial gardens with a gazebo, pergola, a waterfall and pond.

'Happy and homey' restored Duluth B&B now on market for $1.35M

The owners are writing another chapter of their fascinating lives.
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April 9
Regé-Jean Page as Simon Bassett and Phoebe Dynevor as Daphne Bridgerton in “Bridgerton.”

You may not live like a Bridgerton, but you can clean like a scullery maid

Milk for floors, bread for walls: 19th-century cleaning tips for the modern era.
Home & Garden
April 9
Bee friendly plants at the Friends School Plant sale at the State Fair Grandstand in Falcon Heights, Minn., on Thursday, May 5, 2016.  ] RENEE JONES S

Minnesotans are desperately seeking garden supplies and outdoor spaces

Looking forward to digging in the dirt and enjoying your yard? You've got lots of company.
Home & Garden
April 9
Carver

Home listings: What $200,000 to $209,900 buys in the Twin Cities area

What you get for the money in Carver, St. Paul and Mounds View.
Home & Garden
April 9
Bud Burge, top photo, was seated inside the Garage Bar behind his home in Uptown Minneapolis. Above, he was photographed in the mirror of a rolling ta

DIY Garage Bar in Uptown created a 'practical and versatile man cave'

Minneapolis homeowner's project made the perfect pandemic-era gathering spot.
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April 6
Downy woodpeckers are frequent feeder visitors.

Learn the best food and feeder to attract local birds

Food for thoughtWhich bird-feeder style is best? Which food is best?There are answers to these common questions at feederwatch.org.Provided by the Cornell Lab of…
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April 6
Red-bellied woodpeckerJim Williams photo

Warm winter brings Carolina wren, an unusual visitor to Minnesota

Backyard feeders are attracting red-bellied woodpeckers.
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April 6
A six-figure table by T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings.

Bored rich people turn to collectibles as investments

Apps let investors buy fractional shares of merchandise.
Home & Garden
April 5
This 1977 split-entry house in west Bloomington has 2,978 square feet and three bedrooms. It’s close to Hyland Lake Park Reserve.

See the '70s home in Bloomington that got 32 offers in 'perfect storm'

A 1970s split-entry contemporary in west Bloomington sparked a buyer frenzy.
Home & Garden
April 2
Randy Hoepner

Edina empty nesters transform their '50s home for today's casual living

With grandkids living across the street, couple love the bright open spaces of their newly improved home.
Home & Garden
April 2
This lake home Up North features a see-through entrance that reveals the lake.

Northern Minnesota lake house is 'a home, not a cabin'

Lake house in northern Minnesota brings refined comfort to cabin country.
Home & Garden
April 2
Andover

Home listings: What $549,900 buys in the Twin Cities area

What you get for the money in Andover, Minneapolis and Woodbury.
Home & Garden
April 2

Tenant being asked to move out mid-month

Q: On March 15 my landlord gave me notice to move out by or on April 15. I'm not sure if this is legal since…
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March 31
For serious bird watchers, the Sax-Zim Bog in rural St. Louis County is a unique boreal habitat in the U.S. that attracts serious birdwatchers from ar

For American birders seeking rare owls, Minnesota in winter is a hot destination

Birders from around the country flock to Minnesota in winter. Local guides help them spot elusive owls and other rarities.