Neighborhood kids played on top of dirt pile at the Old Highland Peace Garden in August as their parents picked weeds and barbecued nearby.

North Minneapolis garden — and its army of volunteers — grew organically

A community created to help feed those in need has become a memorial and a hub for free concerts, classes and plays.

How many books does it take to make a place feel like home?

January 14
Alex Assouline at his home library in New York.
There's a reason some people won't let go of their physical books, and a new term for it: book-wrapt.

Home listings: What $275,000 buys on you in the Twin Cities area

January 14
Hopkins
What you get for the money in Hopkins, Minneapolis and Little Canada.
Home & Garden
January 21
The T.P. Healy home was lovingly restored by the builder’s great-grandson architect John Cunningham.

'Theatrical' Queen Anne home on Healy Block in Minneapolis on market for $625,000

An architect and his wife lovingly restored a Victorian built by his great-grandfather T.P. Healy in south Minneapolis.
Home & Garden
January 21

Do I need to move out of my pad because the property sold?

The length of time a renter has the right to stay following a sale depends on the lease.
Home & Garden
January 21
Orono

Home listings: What $350,000 buys you in the Twin Cities area

What you get for the money in Orono, St. Paul and Hastings.
Home & Garden
January 21
One of Minnesota’s first families in home furnishing, this is an At Home With Joel Lebewitz, who runs his family’s 126-year-old Rosenthal Furnitur

Inside the home of one of Minnesota's first families in home furnishing

Siblings Joel and Rosie Lebewitz, the fourth generation to run Rosenthal Interiors, joined forces to revamp the family home in Minnetonka.
January 19
Veri Peri blends a dynamic periwinkle blue with violet, red undertones.

A purplish-blue called 'Veri Peri' is Pantone's color for 2022

New hue is meant to convey strength, optimism, new ideas and new projects.
Home & Garden
January 19
This kitchen by Studio McGee features standard subway tile with a darker grout.

How to turn an ordinary kitchen subway backsplash pattern on its ear

There are many ways to transform these everyday tiles into something special.
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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January 19
Sarah Jessica Parker as Carrie Bradshaw in the new apartment she hates on “And Just Like That...”

Column: The fantasy real estate we see on TV is just that, a fantasy

Television isn't particularly interested in showing the headaches that come with housing, whether you rent or own.
Home & Garden
January 18
The dark barring on its feathers makes this either a young male or a female of any age.

Minnesota birders hope for a rare, good snowy owl winter

Could this be one of those years when versions of Harry Potter's Hedwig turn up everywhere?
Home & Garden
January 17
Award-winning architect Randy Buffie’s redesigned 3,400-square-foot home has four bedrooms and three bathrooms.

Minneapolis architect's 'cozy' contemporary home lists for $1.495 million

An award-winning architect's redesigned home with a carriage house in Linden Hills blends art and engineering.
Home & Garden
January 14
Winter sowing allows gardeners to start transplants from seeds outdoors by repurposing milk jugs or two-liter soda bottles. 

Start seeds outdoors with winter sowing

Follow these prep and growing tips this winter and hit the ground running when it's time to take it outside come spring.
Home & Garden
January 12
Sean Brown in his showroom in Toronto.

A rising designer brings hip-hop to homeware

Toronto-based designer Sean Brown offers "a contemporary take on everyday objects" by celebrating Black culture.
Home & Garden
January 12
When you are done elevating your tabletops, colorful glassware is the perfect addition to a glass or open-door cabinet display.

3 trends from 2021 to bring into the new year

These styles have staying power.
Home & Garden
January 11
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Birds need water in winter. Here's how to help them get it

Birds do get some water from the food they ingest, but they make great use of a bird bath as well — just not for bathing.
Home & Garden
January 11
Three Rivers Park District will celebrate a Big Year of Birds

Three Rivers Park District will celebrate a Big Year of Birds

A migratory bird festival and a Big Sit are among many events on tap.
Home & Garden
January 11
One of the simplest and least expensive ways to feel better about your home is to purge items that no longer serve a purpose.

When it comes to resolutions, don't forget your home

A schedule can put you on track to a better home
Home & Garden
January 10
The contemporary North Oaks home, built in 1989, has five bedroom and eight bathrooms.

Luxe North Oaks 'entertainer's dream' home on market for $3.275 million

The 11,000-square-foot home in a "countryside environment" features fountains in the foyer, several fireplaces and bars on each level.
Home & Garden
January 7
The oldest surviving church building in White Bear Lake had long been home to the Lakeshore Players until the community theater group relocated a few

In White Bear Lake, an 1889 church turned theater becomes family's dream home

Once slated for demolition, "Old Stewart" was gutted and given new life as a "magnificent" home with event space.
Home & Garden
January 7
Columbia Heights

Home listings: What $165,000 buys you in the Twin Cities area

What you get for the money in Columbia Heights, Minneapolis and St. Paul.
Home & Garden
January 7
Black cabinetry makes a powerful statement in this kitchen.

10 home decor trends to look for in 2022

Here are some ideas for a fresh look for the new year.
Home & Garden
January 4
These two orphaned kingfishers were admitted to the Wildlife Rehab Center in a previous year.

2021 was one of the biggest years ever for wildlife rehab in Minnesota

COVID has a silver lining for animals in need of rescue.