The view of downtown Minneapolis from the condo of Gail and Randy Ross on the 14th floor of The Legacy in Minneapolis.

What's it like to live in downtown Minneapolis now?

Living in the urban core is different from what it was pre-pandemic. For some, it's lost its luster; for others, it's still the place to be.

5 low-cost ways to improve your kitchen

September 25
A roundup of cheap — mostly free — tips to overhaul your kitchen.

Birds: heavy migration tonight

September 28
And Tuesday, with good birding possible on following mornings
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September 29
Goldfish and koi are a colorful meal for osprey.

Koi make an easy osprey snack

Brightly colored, discarded goldfish stand out for these aerial hunters.
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September 25
This sunroom in Burnsville by Awad & Koontz is part of a Dream Remodeled Home (R1).

Remodelers Showcase will open doors to 43 homes

Remodelers Showcase will highlight home improvements, from kitchen makeovers to home offices to outdoor spaces.
Home & Garden
September 25
Chaska

Home listings: What $149,900 buys in the Twin Cities area

What you get for the money in Chaska, Minneapolis and St. Paul.
Home & Garden
September 25
A plan that’s family friendly.

Home plan: Room and features for the whole family

PLAN 1074-9Total sq. feet: 3,095Bed/Bath: 4/ 3.5Stories: 1Garage bays: 3Foundation: Slab, crawl space, fullFilled with light, this family-friendly plan includes smart details that will…
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September 25
Tami Sampson, owner of the Fabric Place, holds up a bolt of Italian cotton fabric that matches her mask in her shop in Mount Lebanon, Pa.

Pandemic prompts return to home sewing

Pandemic has boosted interest, from people wanting to make their own masks to those seeking a new hobby.
Home & Garden
September 22
Meadowlark cooling.

As the planet warms, the future of some birds is uncertain

Coping strategies only go so far, so climate change and extreme heat will challenge some species.
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September 22
Spider plants do well in hanging pots.

Indoor gardening is taking root

Pandemic has boosted interest in the classic hanging houseplant.
Home & Garden
September 22
Shawnee Pottery was well known for colorful cookie jars like these.

Colorful cookie jars may be difficult to match

Q: I am curious to know what you can tell me about this pair of cookie jars. I got them from my grandmother, and if…
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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September 22
Krysta Ruiz took a picture of a waterfall as she and Ryan Sanchez visited the Japanese Gardens at Como Conservatory.

Pandemic is perfect time to savor the gardens at St. Paul's Como Park

St. Paul attraction offers some Zen and a little paradise, too.
Home & Garden
September 22

New Toys! I mean flashlights.

It seems like most new flashlights that come out today are simply variations on flashlights that already exist, but every once a while, something a bit new and novel comes across my desk. I simply must try them all. Today, I'll share some information about my newest monster flashlight, keychain light, and headlamp.
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September 21
The Higgins family’s architect designed their lake home to exude warmth with inviting features such as built-in nooks, reclaimed barnwood, a bunkroo

New lake home in Wisconsin is designed for cozy comfort

Rustic materials and spots designed for curling up with a book bring warmth and character to a new getaway.
Home & Garden
September 19
Andrew and Simone Strand held their son, Eddie, on their land in Grand Marais. They live on the property and also have a cabin that they rent out as a

How Twin Cities homeowners are making money off their basements, garages, even pools

To bring in money and put empty spaces to use, owners are renting their backyard pools, garage stalls, basements or entire homes.
Home & Garden
September 19
Color and pattern lift the spirits and stimulate creativity, something we have desperately needed this year.

Call it grandmillenial: New design trend mixes old with the new

Instead of stark minimalism, a comfier blend of new and old is taking hold in home decor.
Home & Garden
September 18
Bob Roscoe on the porch of his former house on Milwaukee Avenue in south Minneapolis.

1970s Mpls. activists saved Milwaukee Avenue's modest homes from teardown

A grassroots effort fought a plan to raze modest "Joe Sixpack" houses on Milwaukee Avenue that dated to the 1890s.
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September 18
ProvidedGolden Age Design in Robbinsdale

3 Twin Cities home goods stores that provide classic comfort

At a time when the future is so uncertain, there can be comfort in classic design.
Home & Garden
September 18
Repairs are more than an inconvenience -- what are the tenants' rights?

Tenant more than 'inconvenienced' by repairs

Q: Last August, the upstairs renters in our duplex caused an overflowing toilet, and the water came through to our apartment. It caused damage to…
Home & Garden
September 18
This cottage design has sleek curb appeal.

Home plan: Living large in small spaces

PLAN 45-583 Total sq. feet: 1,620 Bed/Bath: 3/ 2 Stories: 1 Garage bays: 2 Foundation: Walk-out basement It’s all about the details in…
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September 18
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Home listings: What $415,000 buys in the Twin Cities area

St. Michael Built in 2019, this three-bedroom, three-bath house has 2,978 square feet and features two bedrooms on the main level, fireplace, hardwood…
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September 17
Works by Fringe & Fettle, Jeff Burger, Richard Vincent, Connee Mayeron and Fuller Cowles and Matthew Krousey. Photographer Ryan Dyer; creative directo

Minnesota's best potters, inspired by nature, on display

Minnesota is an epicenter of pottery.
Home & Garden
September 15
Jolene Johnson, seen Sept. 10, is frustrated that her homeowners association is forcing her to remove large sections of her garden, a garden she plant

Fines, fees, fear: Mpls. neighbors decry 'harassing' homeowners association

The Heritage Park homeowners association has filed liens and foreclosure actions on homeowners who fail to pay fees and other costs on time, even during the coronavirus pandemic.