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.


What's it like to live in downtown Minneapolis now?

Living in the urban core is different from what it was pre-pandemic. For some, it's lost its luster; for others, it's still the place to be.


Remodelers Showcase will open doors to 43 homes

Remodelers Showcase will highlight home improvements, from kitchen makeovers to home offices to outdoor spaces.


New lake home in Wisconsin is designed for cozy comfort

Rustic materials and spots designed for curling up with a book bring warmth and character to a new getaway.


New southwest Minneapolis house is actually two $1M-plus condos

Duplex-style building was designed to blend into its neighborhood.


Modern lake home in Mahtomedi blurs boundary between indoors, outdoors

An interior designer and her husband built a home on White Bear Lake with "California contemporary style."


Fall home events return – with a difference

Pandemic brings new protocols for perennial autumn favorites.


Geodesic dome home in the Brainerd woods packed with green technology

Energy-efficient home sits on over two acres of land and includes a recording studio.


Minneapolis collector has thousands of toy soldiers in his basement

Peter Nussbaum has about 2,000 on display in elaborate dioramas and in groupings on shelves, plus 5,000 to 10,000 more packed in boxes.


Arboretum expert offers a guide to the plants that belong in Minnesota gardens

Landscape Arboretum's native plant expert pens a user-friendly guide to creating a more Earth-friendly garden.


HGTV stars are selling their own Edina home, post makeover, for $1.25M

Brad and Heather Fox of 'Stay or Sell' transformed the '50s rambler into a modern two-story for their family.