Kim Palmer | Star Tribune
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.


$10M castle home in Orono has 'surprise' inside

"Game of Thrones" and steampunk style were influences for this newly constructed stone-and-steel fortress.


Storybook chalet-style home in Tonka Bay is 'like stepping back in time'

A resourceful homeowner transformed an abandoned property into a storybook chalet with his creative use of castoff materials.


Edina couple's reality home-makeover show picked up by HGTV

The couple, both Realtors and renovators, will help Twin Cities clients renovate their current home or buy and remodel another nearby.


Regretting your DIY home project? You're not alone

A new survey says many homeowners have second thoughts about tackling home-improvement projects.


Garrison Keillor reflects on life in his Summit Av. mansion, now on market for $2.5M

Grand, gated home includes concert-size living room, catering kitchen, billiards room and 8 fireplaces.


Ultra-modern $4M Stillwater home is 'like being in a James Bond movie'

This architectural award-winner features an unusual enclosed glass bridge.


Ultra-modern $4M Stillwater home is 'like being in a James Bond movie'

This architectural award-winner features an unusual enclosed glass bridge.


Long-vacant house in northeast Mpls. transformed into hot property

A couple bought the Minneapolis home through a city program, then renovated it for resale.


4 Twin Cities home and garden events this week

Home Expo at Target Field, and tips for tidying up.


William Kimes, Hamline theater professor emeritus, dies at 82

Bitten by the acting bug in high school, Bill Kimes devoted his career to educating young theater enthusiasts. A professor at Hamline University for 38…