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How does the design of your house or apartment help you live a healthy and connected life? Kingfield resident Tasoulla Hadjiyanni has been studying this through her work as Northrop Professor of … more
There are better ways to spend your spring and summer than mowing the lawn. The noise, smell of exhaust fumes, heat, and humidity add up to a less than pleasant chore. How many perfect Saturday … more
While some people refer to the last 11 months as the Big Pause, it has been anything but that for real estate broker and business owner Mike Smith. He said, “I’ve been busy for the last … more
Since 2019, Minnesotans have been able to remove restrictive racial covenants that still remain on their home titles. Racial covenants are clauses that were used by real estate developers in the last … more
Most sellers become buyers and it’s a pro/con market on either side, observed Jay Anderson, who has been selling in South Minneapolis since 1993. He is a broker/realtor with Coldwell Banker … more
Helping people let go of things to focus on a new season of life is what Blissworks is all about.Wendy Wolff launched Blissworks, Beautiful Living in Simplified Spaces, in 2019. The company merges … more
Eric Olson with with Sarah and Wren (4 yr-old) and Hazel (blonde 2-yr-old) Eric Olson is thinking long term when he looks at the financial benefits of his investment in in a solar … more
Longfellow contractor Phillip Hide can often make a bathroom or kitchen work better by reconfiguring the space. (Photo submitted) COVID-19 has changed the remodeling business … more
Groundcover spreads early in the spring, and forsythia offers an early pollen and nectar source for bees. (Photo submitted) Russ Henry started gardening with his mom when he … more
Longtime Buck Brothers employees Scott Vetsch (left) and Buzzy Napoly return to install new windows at a home where they built a garage previously. (Photo by Tesha M. … more
As people use public land more and family budgets get skinnier, Tim Clemens of Ironwood Foraging is helping build more resilient communities. He does that by sharing knowledge … more
Lend a hand and water boulevard trees. (Photo by Margie O'Loughlin) By MARGIE O’LOUGHLIN This spring, 9,400 boulevard trees were planted in the city of Minneapolis. According to … more
The Hennepin County Master Gardener’s annual tour may be cancelled this year due to COVID-19, but that doesn’t mean these gardeners don’t still have tips and tricks to offer. Three … more
"Water quality and stormwater management are really big values for us," observed Nokomis resident Steffanie Musich as she drinks a glass of water on her rooftop garden. (Photo by … more
  Why get excited about warblers? They’re incredibly diverse, colorful, and beautiful. They’re great singers too: a delight to the eye and the ear. They are passing through the … more
‘The time is now’ for solar power, according to co-owner Michael Allen By MARGIE O’LOUGHLIN Richard Franco has an exterior Smart Meter that measures his home energy use in 15 minute increments. … more
  Joe Hayes was working as an elementary school teacher in 2009, when he bought his first home. A classic South Minneapolis bungalow, the house had one major problem – its … more
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