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.


Michael Wright, food entrepreneur who backed kidney cancer research, dies at 55

When the Wright family gathered at their cabin in Wisconsin, they often went out for barbecue at the original Famous Dave’s restaurant in Hayward. That…


Edina couple's new HGTV series will show off Minnesota Nice all season long

The network debuts new Twin Cities-based series "Stay or Sell," starring Edina husband-wife duo Brad and Heather Fox.


$4M retreat on Lake Minnetonka is mountain lodge, beach house in one

Lake paradise is prime for entertaining with ultimate indoor and outdoor spaces, including a wine cellar in the kitchen.


Frank Lloyd Wright Jr. house in Minnetonka to be razed to make way for luxury homes

"So-so" modern '60s home, designed by the famed architect's son, will soon be the site of 13 new luxury homes.


Rare octagon house is one of only a handful left in Minnesota

The restored Victorian-era home is the only surviving octagon house in Ramsey County.


Meet the 6 winners of this year's Beautiful Gardens contest

The gardens selected in the Star Tribune's annual contest range from a small but lush urban plot to a huge parklike paradise.


What do Twin Cities millennial home buyers want? Not what boomers are selling

Millennials gravitate to clean lines, casual living and open floor plans, and view many baby boomers' homes as too big, too formal and too traditional.


Sleek, hip design is the latest look of senior living in the Twin Cities

Twin Cities elder communities are investing in fresh, modern design to woo a style-savvy generation — and their adult children.


Enormous fairy-tale castle in Eagan is back on market after $1M price drop

Former Northwest Airlines CEO's mansion comes with a turret, and its Bavarian prayer chapel is now a theater.


Landmark Excelsior home, on one of city's largest lots, listed for nearly $1M

Restored 19th-century home sits on almost an acre just a short walk from the lake community's historic main street.