Green Living

How one couple turned a 1907 Victorian into a home that produces more energy than it uses

Many people associate Net-Zero homes (ones which produce as much energy as they use over the course of a year) with new construction… but not Stewart and Linda Herman. They...
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Evaluating the Potential Returns of Solar Panels: Tips and Considerations

Individuals are attracted to the thought of using solar panels for both environmental and economic reasons. While there is no question that solar panels are a more environmentally-friendly way of...
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The New Bell Museum of Natural History… featuring a new planetarium!

It’s hard to miss the distinctive new cantilevered building at the corner of Larpenteur and Cleveland in St. Paul. It may be easier to miss that this is the University...
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Habitat for Humanity ReStore… a home remodeler’s dream place

Reduce. Reuse. Recyle… now add ReStore. I volunteered to help at the Minneapolis ReStore a couple of weeks ago. It was genuinely fun! The staff and people were great. Lots...
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FindFurnish… machine age to modern furnishings for home and body

Looking for vintage furniture to fit your modern aesthetic? Check out FindFurnish in NordEast Minneapolis. A friend told me about it and since I love both modernism and this neighborhood...
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The basics for building a Smart Home

According to the Real Estate Buyer's Agent Council of the National Association of Realtors, about 45% of all Americans either own smart home technology or plan to invest in it in...
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Treasure Trove of Orchids in Plymouth

We found a treasured supply of hundreds of orchids and, with their web catalog and thousands of varieties at Orchids Limited,
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2015 Trends… what is on buyer’s most-wanted list this year

According to the national Council of Residential Specialists, today's homebuyers are looking for properties that are technologically savvy and environmentally friendly. Here are some of the features buyers are looking...
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