abc
QUICK LINKS:

Home and Garden


  • Eden Prairie Rescinds Required Inspections Before Selling a Home

    The Eden Prairie City Council had a change of heart when it comes to requiring homeowners selling their homes to pay for, and receive, an inspection before the house can go on the market...

  • Controversial Low-Income Housing Project Moves Forward in Carver

    A controversial low-income housing project in Carver is moving forward. City leaders unanimously approved the project late Monday night. The idea of low-income housing has people divided in the town of Carver...

  • Angie's List Report: Creating Your Own Luxury Closet

    You might think having a luxurious closet can be way out of your price range, but that's actually not the case. Angie Hicks, founder of Angie's List, says if done right, the project can pay you back. Hicks says a custom closet could cost as much as $35,000, but there are also plenty of less expensive options...

  • A drawing of the Hamline Station Apartments Project to Provide 108-Units of Affordable Housing in St. Paul

    A new affordable housing project in St. Paul is expected to be ready in December. U.S. Bank announced a piece of the financing Monday. The two buildings will have 108 units and be near the Hamline light rail station...

  • A conceptual rendering of the development 32-Story Residential Tower Planned for Minneapolis' Ritz Block

    A new residential development could be coming to downtown Minneapolis’ Ritz Block. The total development is 2 ½ acres along Nicollet Mall in downtown Minneapolis between South Third and Fourth Streets. The plans, from the Opus Group, call for a 32-story tower with 364 residential units, at 315 Nicollet Mall...

  • Free Tax Filing Program Available for Minnesotans

    The Internal Revenue Service says 43 million Americans have saved money by using a new program for filing taxes. The program, called Free File, allows people who earned $60,000 or less last year to file their taxes for free...

  • Met Council Opens Section 8 Waiting List; 60,000 Applications Expected

    The Metropolitan Council opened its waiting list for section 8 federal rent assistance Tuesday for the first time since 2007. They expect to receive more than 60,000 applications for section 8 rent assistance this week. "Affordable housing is very scarce," HRA manager Terri Smith said. The council received 13,360 applications as of 4 p.m. Tuesday...

  • Photo: KSTP-TV/Joe Augustine Crews Demolish Mpls. Home after 2-Year Fight to Save it

    A part of Minneapolis’ architectural history is now just a pile of rubble. A historic home on Colfax Avenue South and West 24th Street came down Tuesday, ending a two-year fight to save it. Architectural researcher Anders Christensen fought to save the home but lost his last appeal in December...

  • Photo: AP/Charlie Neibergall, File Steady US Home Price Gain Reflects Low Supply, Weak Sales

    U.S. home price increases leveled off in December, reflecting a weak sales environment and a smaller number of homes for sale. The Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index, released Tuesday, increased 4.5 percent in December compared with 12 months earlier...

  • Angie's List Report: Home Security Alarms

    It's estimated that a burglary happens every 15 seconds. It's why many people install alarms in their homes. Angie Hicks, founder of Angie's List, says when considering a home alarm, make sure it is tied to the police and fire department in case of an emergency...

  • Photo: Living Smarter Home and Garden Fair Experts Share Sustainable Lifestyle Ideas at Roseville Home and Garden Fair

    Homeowners can learn more about green living and sustainable lifestyles at Roseville’s Living Smarter Home and Garden Fair. More than 60 local exhibitors are expected to be in attendance. Attendees can learn about windows, gardening, construction, heating, air conditioning, flooring and other home improvements...

  • High-End Apartments Proposed for Brooklyn Park

    About 10 acres of land along Highway 610 in Brooklyn Park is about to get a facelift. The "610 Apartments," as they are called, are the brainchild of local construction company Doran Companies. The builder has been in negotiations with the city and landowner for months...

  • Low-Income Housing Project Divides Carver City Residents

    A proposed low-income housing project has created a divide among residents in the city of Carver. The project, called a Workforce Development project, would be a 68-unit complex with an estimated 200 residents. It would helps lower-income families afford a place to live in an area where housing costs are rising with the population...

  • Photo: Lifespanmn.com Golden Valley Approves Housing Development 1 Year after LifeSpan Controversy

    The Golden Valley City Council recently approved a new housing development almost a year after a proposal to create a children’s mental health facility in the same area divided the community...

  • Jay Nygard Orono Man Could Go to Jail Thursday in Wind Turbine Dispute

    A dispute about a wind turbine in an Orono man's yard could land him in jail. Jay Nygard is going to court Thursday. A judge ordered him to take the wind turbine down or go to jail for six months. Thursday's court appearance is part of a civil lawsuit, one of four that has been filed in this dispute between neighbors...

  • Angie's List Report: Protecting Sensitive Teeth

    Many of you will probably eat a few sweets this week for Valentine's Day. If you have sensitive teeth, any sort of sweets can sometimes cause problems. Angie Hicks, founder of Angie's List, says there are ways to combat sensitive teeth...

  • This undated photo provided by Natural Machines on Feb. 5, 2015 shows a burger patty and cheese made by a food printer. 3-D Printing Aims to Rewrite the Script on Cooking and Tech

    Printed pastries with individually tailored nutrient levels. Ravioli that assemble themselves. Wedding cake toppers that are exact, tiny, renditions of the happy couple. It's all possible thanks to a fresh meeting of taste and technology that has chefs exploring what 3-D printing might mean for the future of food...

  • Real Estate Experts say Metro Housing Market is Heating Up

    The cold weather and snow may not seem like it lends itself to buying or selling a home, but real estate experts say not so fast. On average, homes listed in the metro are selling in just over two months. Some are moving in just days. Some of the hottest spots right now are the first ring suburbs like Edina, St. Louis Park, Bloomington and Mendota Heights. And new, young buyers are part of this movement...  

  • KSTP File Photo Washington Co. Offers Training Session for Residents with Disabilities

    Washington County Community Services is offering two training sessions for residents with disabilities who are interested in moving. “Tools for Moving Out” discusses how people with intellectual disabilities, developmental disabilities, or mental illnesses can move out of adult foster care or their parents’ homes...

  • The city broke ground on the first group of green homes they're building in the spring of 2013. City Approves $600,000 to Build 13 'Green' Homes in North Minneapolis

    Minneapolis city officials have agreed to award more than $600,000 to developers to build 13 green homes in North Minneapolis by the end of 2015. The Green Homes North Program was created in 2012 to rebuild neighborhoods impacted by the foreclosure crisis and the 2011 tornado....

  • Anoka-Hennepin Staff Member Writes Children’s Book to Teach Healthful Cooking Skills

    The director of the Anoka-Hennepin Child Nutrition Program has created a way for kids to learn how to cook for themselves. Noah Atlas oversees the food choices served to the students in the district. In his spare time, he wrote a children’s book to help kids learn how to cook by teaching them basic skills and healthy recipes...

  • Tax Delinquent Properties Litter Landscape of Hennepin County

    In 2004, Hennepin County had 3,200 tax delinquent properties. Owner-occupants owed on average about $3,600, while rental properties owed on average about $3,300. The county reached out to University of Minnesota professor Ryan Allen to review the problem and help them plan for future downturns...

  • TurboTax Stops Processing State Tax Returns on Fraud Reports

    TurboTax, the country's most popular do-it-yourself tax preparation software, said Friday that it has temporarily stopped processing all state tax returns across the country due to an increase in fraudulent filings. The Minnesota Department of Revenue announced Thursday that it is no longer accepting tax returns submitted using TurboTax, and now TurboTax has suspended their services in all states...

  • Xcel Energy Workers Practice Safety Before Heading to Field

    Xcel Energy workers received hands-on experience Thursday practicing how to safely connect a natural gas pipeline. At the training center in Hugo, employees in training were learning a variety of tasks. Employees were trained on how to put out a gas fire. Trainees also have to pass a variety of visual tests before they can go in the field and connect gas lines to homes...

  • Energizer Debuts Recycled AA and AAA Batteries

    Billions of discarded household batteries make their way into landfills every year and now one of the nation's largest battery makers says it is putting some of them to good use. Suburban St. Louis-based Energizer Holdings on Tuesday introduced Energizer EcoAdvanced, described as the first disposable AA and AAA alkaline batteries made with recycled batteries...

  • Progress on the construction of the cafeteria Only Adult Homeless Shelter in Anoka Co. Undergoes Major Renovation

    The only adult homeless shelter in Anoka County is undergoing a major renovation. Stepping Stone Emergency Housing now has access to an extra 8,000 square feet of space for a new kitchen, cafeteria, gym, computer lab, meeting room and office for medical visits...



Minneapolis/St. Paul

Clear
23°
38° | 18°
  • Feels like: 14° F
  • Wind: N 8mph
  • Humidity: 46%
  • Fri Sunny
    37° | 24°
  • Sat Mainly sunny
    46° | 32°
  • Sun Windy with morning showers
    52° | 35°
  • Mon Showers possible in the afternoon
    58° | 39°

KSTP NEWS

Video