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.


Fight the pandemic: Grow a Victory Garden — for food savings and exercise

An old tradition — the Victory Garden — is being revived for today's times.


One of St. Paul's oldest homes is up for sale: It's like 'walking into museum'

Restored 1850s house is set in Irvine Park historic district on the edge of downtown.


Stuck at home? How to make it a place of order, comfort and joy

Design and organizing pros share their strategies for making your home a place of order, comfort and joy.


'60s split-level in Golden Valley is transformed into modern dream home

A Golden Valley couple transformed their 1960s home into their 21st-century dream home.


St. Paul Craftsman house gets vintage-look new kitchen, mudroom and powder room

Everyday Solutions: New spaces complement the vintage character of a century-old St. Paul home.


$2.15M creekside home in Edina has fireman's pole, indoor bridge, walls of glass

Built by Sustainable 9 Design + Build, the energy-efficient, two-story walkout made a dramatic design statement, with its glass-walled bridge connecting two wings, and a wraparound green roof.


Bachman's/Galleria spring flower show canceled

Annual event nipped in bud by coronavirus.


Historic Mpls. mansion boasts library, carriage house, great woodwork

The brick, Tudor-style home is on the market for just under $1 million.


Designer's budget-friendly touches personalize friend's St. Paul apartment

A designer's creativity transformed a friend's quirky, modest St. Paul apartment into a beautiful, personalized home.


Homebuilder's beach house was designed for casual Lake Minnetonka living

The homeowners, who love to entertain, envisioned a beach house inspired by coastal cottages in the Hamptons.