Lyndel King poses for a portrait at her home

Take a peek inside museum director Lyndel King's art-saturated home in Minneapolis

The Minneapolis home of the style-maker who headed the Weisman Art Museum for 40 years is a testament to her passions.

Minnesota topiary artist makes the cut in new Martha Stewart show

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Contestant Meghan Petricka worked on her mini-golf hole, as seen on “Clipped.”
An Eden Prairie woman who landed a spot in the new HGTV series "Clipped" must wow Martha Stewart.
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July 25
Rising lumber costs and supply shortages have hampered Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity, contributing to an increase in construction costs of 20% this

High construction prices hit Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity

Economy forces Habitat for Humanity to scale back projects
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July 23
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Home listings: What $410,000 buys in the Twin Cities area

What you get for the money in Eden Prairie, St. Paul and Woodbury.
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July 23

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Historic Queen Anne mansion in St. Cloud goes on market for $500K

Historic Queen Anne mansion in St. Cloud goes on market for $500K

The century-old home once housed a mayor and a bed and breakfast.
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Home & Garden
July 21
Follow these key tips for keeping your roses blooming and your grass growing when it’s a scorcher out there.

Caring for your Minnesota lawn and garden during a heat wave

Becoming an early riser and slacking on mowing are in play.
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July 20
Dawn Gaetke grows mushrooms on prepared oak logs in a shady spot outside her house in Inver Grove Heights.

Twin Cities suburbs make room for edible forests, market gardens

Suburbs are leading the backyard produce movement by encouraging gardens at homes and community plots.
Home & Garden
July 20
Chartreuse pillows are paired with green in a space, adding a creative pop of citrus.

Why chartreuse is a designer's secret weapon

This acid yellow is one of the most versatile and more popular colors in home decor.
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July 20
Carolina Fraser’s photo of a greater roadrunner won the grand prize.

Best bird photos of 2021

National Audubon Society picks 100 best photos.
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July 20
Juvenile red-tail (left) and adult bald eagle.

A young red-tailed hawk is sharing a nest with bald eagles in Door County, Wis.

Normally, the hawk would be prey, not a member of the family.
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July 16
At Blue, the developer talked about how the logo and brick exterior are both red, in contrast to the building’s name, to pique curiosity about why i

Living in Flux, O2 and the Julia: Behind the trend in quirky apartment names

In the hot Twin Cities area multifamily market, a memorable moniker is a way to stand out.
Home & Garden
July 16
Everything you place on these tiny shelves needs to either serve a functional purpose or add a powerful punch of visual panache.

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Home listings: What $389,900 buys in the Twin Cities area

What you get for the money in New Hope, Minneapolis and Mendota Heights.
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July 16
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Whether using seeds or plants, choosing vegetables that have time to mature before growing season ends is key.
Home & Garden
July 15
Robyn Reynolds founded her business Organize2Harmonize in 2008 and has written a book, “A to Zen, 26 Tips to Inspire Organization.”

'Zen' organizer on how couples with different decluttering styles can get along

Robyn Reynolds' clients include parents who need help with their kids' stuff as well as corporate executives and A-list celebrities.
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July 14
Jonathan Knight keeps goats at his farmhouse in Essex, Mass.

This New Kid on the Block loves to fix up old houses in the country

Jonathan Knight is balancing touring with a reunited band and starring in HGTV's "Farmhouse Fixer."
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July 13
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July 13
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Classic Peterson birding guide gets an update

The latest edition of the Peterson field guide is more of a good thing.