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.


$1.95M Minnetrista home is car lover's dream with 16 garage stalls, plus 'safari room'

Handcrafted home is car lover's dream, with garage space for 16 vehicles, plus a "safari room" and custom dog suite.


Extreme Christmas lover packs more than 40 trees into his modest Minneapolis house

A fervent Christmas fan squeezes 42 festive themed trees into one modest Minneapolis house.


Duluth's most expensive listing is $1.8M home designed for entertaining

House includes Italian-inspired wine room big enough for a dinner party, with separate entrance.


Minneapolis duplex owner builds mini house for himself in the backyard

Ready to downsize and move back to the city, a Minneapolis homeowner built a sleek little house behind a duplex he already owned.


Where to find affordable modern furniture in Twin Cities

Cy Winship’s favorite resources for affordable, modern-style furniture and decor, both new and vintage. • LexMod. • France & SØn. “Great for lighting…


Time-capsule home from 1800s is older than Minnesota's statehood

The iconic Victorian-era house in Carver has been featured in calendars, on holiday tours and even an HGTV show, "If Walls Could Talk."


'70s Mendota Heights rambler reinvented without adding square footage

A couple facing retirement considered building a house next door, but chose to reinvent their outdated rambler instead.


Downtown Wayzata condo gets dramatic makeover

The plain-vanilla condo above the Hotel Landing is now bold and personalized.


Robert 'Bob' King, former editor of the Star and president of the Downtown Council, dies

Under King's watch, the council launched the weekly farmers market on Nicollet Mall and also planted the seeds for the downtown Target store.


KARE's Jana Shortal and fiancee open the door to their renovated Mpls. house

The popular Twin Cities anchor and her fiancée make themselves at home in their "urban oasis."