Home & Garden

A Plymouth couple transformed their entire home in vibrant color

The dining area is now open to the other living spaces and infused with purple in this remodeled home in Plymouth. Below: Homeowner Eric Fan.

A Plymouth couple transformed their home for vibrant family living. Take a tour during the Remodelers Showcase.

Architects share strategies for creating your dream home

Home of the Month home

Architects share design strategies, offer consultations at Home of the Month event.


How to style collections

The best curated home interiors are those that reflect the hearts of the people who live there. A fun way to infuse your home with…


Birds put their best foot forward

Avian toes adapted for perching, paddling or snaring prey. Some even have unique "toeprints."


Plants to repel squirrels

Q: Do you know of any plants or flowers that repel squirrels?A: You didn't explain your motivation for seeking out plants that repel squirrels, but…


Video post: 60 home inspection issues in under 3 minutes

This video compilation of home inspection defects is mostly for entertainment purposes. Enjoy.


Indoors and out: Sales, events and classes

Mod, mod sale Are you a fan of European modern design? Now’s the time to get 40 to 60 percent off furnishings and accessories at…


Home listings: What $479,000 buys in the Twin Cities

Edina Built in 1952, this three-bedroom, two-bathroom house has 2,180 square feet and features new exterior siding, hardwood floors, cabinetry, crown molding, finished lower level,…


Home plan: A little bit country

PLAN HOTW170010 Total finished sq. ft.: 3,292 Bed/bathrooms: 4/4 Stories: 2 Bonus space: 473 sq. ft. Garage bays: 3 Foundation: Slab A sheltered porch and…


Smart refrigerators are graduating to next level

New smart models are music players, digital notepads and know if your milk is expired.


Renter seeks recourse against unlicensed landlord

Q: When we moved into our rental home six years ago, my landlord said she couldn’t issue us a Certificate of Rent Paid (CRP) form.…


Crex Meadows bird activity mostly waterfowl right now

A quick visit Thursday found nesting eagles and ice on potholes


Please use "chickadee checkoff" when you file your state tax form

The money goes to the DNR non-game wildlife fund. It helps pay for things like the eagle cam currently focused on a nest with three chicks.


Creator of breeding bird survey dies at age 98

Chandler Robbins made many contributions to birds and birding


All three eagle chicks, the ones on live video, are looking good

Lots of eagles in the metro area. DNR spokesman says cats can be prey items fed to eagle chicks.


Birders, photographers, and others boosted 2015 duck stamp sales

More stamps sold at new higher price = more revenue for habitat purchase


Minneapolis sues 'Rehab Addict' star Nicole Curtis, wants house back

In a contract dispute, the city wants her to return a house she bought for $2.


How much is rent for a 2-bedroom in Twin Cities? Check out the Rent Chart

Average rental prices and vacancy rates for various Twin Cities geographies, updated quarterly.


This new guide to raptors has it both ways

Mexico and Central America, but all of our raptors are here