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.


City orders experimental sunken greenhouse in Northeast to be removed

The makeshift structure called a "walipini" (a passive solar-heated greenhouse with earthen walls) has been an object of fascination, attracting hundreds of visitors since it was built in 2015.


How a 'dump,' a drug den and a 'weird' house became 3 cool Twin Cities homes

Resourceful homeowners who tackled extensive renovations will open their doors during the Minneapolis & St. Paul Home Tour.


3 upcoming home and garden events

The St. Paul Art Crawl returns next weekend.


Own a piece of movie history: 'Grumpy Old Men' house in St. Paul hits market for $250K

The home had a starring role in the 1993 film comedy and its sequel.


With an epic top-to-bottom renovation, century-old Mpls. home hits market for $2.95M

Century-old house was just renovated from top to bottom.


Minneapolis gardener transforms busy boulevard into lush oasis

A tireless urban gardener has transformed two adjacent lots — and is preparing to tackle a third.


$2.5M Orono estate comes with huge pool, poolhouse and 2019 refresh

The party-size home comes with four fireplaces and more than 3 acres of manicured gardens.


WCCO-TV's Jason DeRusha shares his Minnesota-crafted kitchen makeover

Local materials and artwork are the special sauce in the new kitchen of DeRusha and his family.


5 home and garden events to get you ready for spring

Setting a spring table Are you hosting Easter brunch or some other festive event this spring? Learn how to make your own table decoration at…


Salon owner and senator's longtime partner, Junjiro 'Jun' Tsuji, dies at 78

As a child in Japan, Junjiro Tsuji was fascinated by the United States he saw in John Wayne movies."He fell in love with America," said…