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.


Christmas enthusiast creates a holiday wonderland in her Wayzata home

Even though she can't host parties and fundraisers, a Christmas enthusiast still sets the scene for the season.


Creating a modern-day owners' suite in an old Minneapolis house

New bedroom and bathroom complement vintage character of a 1906 Minneapolis home.


Minneapolis architect Lars Peterssen dies at 64

Lars Peterssen started his professional life working on supercomputers. Then a lecture on design inspired him to change careers. He earned a master's degree in…


$288K home is converted church with domed ceilings, stained-glass windows

Catholic church, built in 1885, is now a home with domed ceilings, stained-glass windows and an owners' suite in the former choir loft.


How Minnesotans are rethinking Thanksgiving during the pandemic

How to reduce risk and keep your loved ones safe over the holidays.


Holiday Ideas House moves to Bachman's Minneapolis store this year

Self-guided tours will follow one-way path and have limited visitors per time slot.


Swedish-inspired makeover transforms modest-sized St. Anthony home

A Scandinavian-inspired remodeling transformed a modest-sized '60s house.


Historic Cottage Grove mansion with ballroom now on market for $1.95M

Grand country estate with 26 rooms including a ballroom has hosted weddings and afternoon teas.


Basic builder home in Woodbury now makes personal style statement

After buying a basic builder home, a young family makes it their own.


Professional organizer shares her strategies for decluttering the holistic way

Michele Vig of Edina creates order in your home, your schedule and your mind.