Kim Palmer | Star Tribune
Reporter, Editor | Home+Garden | Homes

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.

West St. Paul designer (and mom) creates kid-proof home decor

Inspired by her two young children, a Twin Cities designer creates a home — and home goods collection — to stand up to daily life.

Minnesota's only Alcoa 'Care-Free' aluminum home is '50s time capsule

The 1950s time capsule is one of five well-preserved midcentury modern homes that will be open for touring Oct. 13.

Rare cabin on Lake Minnetonka's Big Island hits market for $475K

Homes on Lake Minnetonka's best-known island seldom go up for sale because they're usually kept in the family.

Exploring the architecture and history of St. Paul's Summit Hill

Homes in St. Paul's historic neighborhood will open their doors for tours.

New Lake Minnetonka cottage is scaled to fit Excelsior's vintage charm

A new lake home in Excelsior honors its roots — and its owner's.

For sale: Swanky Twin Cities Airbnb in 8-by-20-foot shipping container

Sleek, solar-equipped concept RV has been traveling the Twin Cities as an Airbnb rental.

Garrison Keillor's St. Paul home is on the market for $2.495 million

The Summit Avenue house has 10,207 square feet of living space, including five bedrooms and nine bathrooms.

Make-A-Wish helps Minnesota teen gain independence with accessible bathroom

Make-A-Wish Minnesota and a Twin Cities builder teamed up to give a South St. Paul teen independence at home.

Minneapolis activist, educator and designer Rosa Bogar dies at 77

Growing up in South Carolina, the fifth of 13 children, Rosa Mavins Bogar taught herself how to sew. After lights out, “she would finish an…

Fourplexes are a debated housing model, but these Minneapolis residents love them

People who live in fourplexes — an old, heavily restricted and now debated housing model — say they offer community and affordability.