Reporter, Editor | Home+Garden | Homes

Kim Palmer is editor/reporter for the Homes section of the Star Tribune. Previous coverage areas include city government, real estate and arts and entertainment 

Born and raised in the Twin Cities, Palmer currently lives in Eden Prairie with her husband, Jim. She graduated from St. Olaf College with majors in English and Psychology. After many years as a hockey/figure-skating mom, she now spends her leisure time singing in choirs.


Retired wrestling coach creates a garden of bountiful blooms in St. Cloud

After the self-taught horticultural expert retired as St. John's University's longtime wrestling coach, he became its landscape manager.


Paul Zerby, tax attorney turned public servant, dies at 86

He wanted to use his legal training to help people — and not just wealthy clients.


$4.5M French manor in Orono boasts palatial rooms, resort-like pool and gardens

There's also a state-of-the-art kitchen with two marble-topped islands, a custom La Cornue French oven and appliance lifts.


$1.35M Victorian in Stillwater includes limestone 'speakeasy' in the basement

Updated Victorian-era house sleeps up to 14 and includes limestone "speakeasy."


Want to declutter and stay organized for good? This pro knows the secret

Homegrown expert shares her values-oriented approach.


Simple modern cabin showcases 'magical' North Shore setting

A simple, modern cabin near Lake Superior provides the "bare essentials" for a nature-loving young family.


2 beloved Minnesota brands team up for new furniture collection

Room & Board and Cambria are collaborating on a collection of tables and cabinets.


Edina-based HGTV stars Brad and Heather Fox plan to open store in Twin Cities

Local hosts of "Stay or Sell" will launch Foxwell home store in early 2020.


$4.395M penthouse condo in downtown Wayzata boasts views of Lake Minnetonka

For the ultimate in resort-style living, the penthouse sits atop a boutique hotel, giving its owner access to maid and room service.


Twin Cities man crafts houses from famous movies to fill his miniature Christmas village

The former Department 56 designer started working on his village a few years ago. "It was my therapy after my dad died."