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April 23, 2017
James Hellar and Picasso the parrot take a break from a walk in downtown Cloquet recently. Picasso is a 35-year-old Catalina hybrid macaw. Jamie Lund /
Cloquet veteran shares the charm of his pet parrot with others
April 23, 2017 - 5:13am
April 22, 2017
A good power wash can brighten your deck or patio. (Photo courtesy of Home Pride Services)
How can you refresh the outside of your home?
April 22, 2017 - 11:14am
If you’re looking for flowers that can go in right at the start of garden season, snapdragons are also a good choice.
Ask a Master Gardener: Spring-ready plants
April 22, 2017 - 5:33am
April 21, 2017
The research on whether kisses from Fido pose health threats is mixed, but generally speaking, caution is recommended.
Partner kisses dog, then you. How to handle it.
April 21, 2017 - 6:30pm
A paint treatment with seven layers of color was used on the lighted accent wall and ceiling in the home of Eric Fan and Rachael Lu in Plymouth, Minn. The rambler was built in 1993 and had plenty of space, but it was chopped up into segmented rooms. The ambitious whole-house remodeling took nearly a year to complete. (Aaron Lavinsky/Minneapolis Star Tribune/TNS)
Minnesota couple remodels 1993 home with pizzazz
April 21, 2017 - 6:07pm
April 17, 2017
Everyone can enjoy this finished product all spring and summer. (FamilyFun Magazine/TNS)
Make this drop-cloth picnic blanket
April 17, 2017 - 4:47pm
April 15, 2017
You can re-use old pots for seedlings, but clean off any clinging soil or plant debris.
Ask a Master Gardener: Avoid reusing old soil for seedlings
April 15, 2017 - 4:04am
April 14, 2017
A bee gather nectar from a zinnia in one of the flower gardens at Glensheen Mansion Tuesday morning. Bob King /
Spring Gardening Extravaganza offers two sessions on eco-friendly, edible landscapes
April 14, 2017 - 7:21pm
Tom Hoch raised the sun shade over a second floor balcony facing Lake of the Isles. (Glen Stubbe/Minneapolis Star Tribune/TNS)
Gardens overlook Lake of the Isles
April 14, 2017 - 7:17pm
Unpack your favorite books and family photos early to make your new place feel like home.
Make a new house feel like home
April 14, 2017 - 2:12pm
April 13, 2017
Teague Alexy performs during Homegrown 2016 at Clyde Iron Works in Duluth. The 19th annual Homegrown Music Festival runs April 30-May 7 in Duluth and Superior. 2016 file / News Tribune
Get ready for Homegrown Music Festival
April 13, 2017 - 5:17am
April 8, 2017
Ladder decor might just be what your home’s been missing. (Dreamstime / TNS)
From storage to stylish: Ladders make a decorative piece
April 8, 2017 - 12:17pm
Chef's Choice International SmartKettle cordless electric kettle is faster and more efficient than a microwave. Chef's Choice / TNS
This year's design trends
April 8, 2017 - 11:15am
Wild rice harvested by Wesley Shabaiash and Warren Barney on Perch Lake on the Fond du Lac Reservation gleams in the sunlight. File 2013 / News Tribune
These 10 plants changed Minnesota forever
April 8, 2017 - 7:15am
Faucet makers have made updates to keep standard spout faucets trendy. (Handout/TNS)
Plumber: New standard spout kitchen faucets are anything but standard
April 8, 2017 - 7:00am