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The exterior of the home will be finished with split cobble fieldstone to the roofline. The home overlooks a tamarac swamp. An orchard will soon take root on the west side of the home. Three terraces will be built on the east side, which will be home to the clothesline.
Belt home reflects global living experiences
April 30, 2011 - 12:00pm
South of Century School is the site for a community garden that will be created this spring. Organizers recently visited the site to map out the boundaries for the garden plots.
Century School Community Garden on the horizon
April 30, 2011 - 12:00pm
Florence Hedeen keeps her vegetable and fruit waste in a plastic bucket under her kitchen sink, next to her other recyclables. When the bucket is full, Hedeen empties it into a composting bin in her backyard. Hedeen and her husband, Carter, have made a lifelong commitment to reduce, reuse and recycle.
Composting habit can reduce waste
April 30, 2011 - 12:00pm
A cedar deck with a white wash stain on it accents a home built by Becker's Building and Design. Many decks are one-of-a-kind.
A deck addition can add value to your home
April 30, 2011 - 12:00pm
The Beckley home used to have a flat roof, shown on bottom right of this photo. Bruce Beckley added a second story and the turrets he is still working on inside. It will be a unique room once completed. The second floor is brimming with light from all directions. There is a guest bedrom there now but the rest is awaiting Beckley's touch.
Woodworker branches out from homes to accessories
April 30, 2011 - 12:00pm
Ray Senk, of rural Osage, had a 2kV solar system installed by West Central Telephone Association through the Zenergy program in 2010. He is already seeing energy savings on his electric bill from Itasca-Mantrap Electric Cooperative.
Solar energy being utilized by area homeowners
April 30, 2011 - 12:00pm
Minnesota Energy reminds contractors, residents to follow safe digging procedures
April 30, 2011 - 12:00pm
Protect your home's value with these essential safety, maintenance tasks
April 30, 2011 - 12:00pm
Ramona Howey and Emily Rodrick help customers plan painting projects at Park Ace Hardware. Rodrick has been working with paint for 19 years and said while some aspects of painting have changed, some haven't, such as the importance of using a primer.
Ready to tackle some easy, yet important, maintenance tasks that could save you money down the road?
April 30, 2011 - 12:00pm
April 28, 2010
Fourteen months after framing, the house stands finished with exception to landscaping, which is the Durham-Pappas family's summer project.
Professional angler exchanges rod n' reel for hammer n' nails
April 28, 2010 - 12:00pm
Tom Carew's red dahlias likely ended up in an artfully arranged bouquet. Carew's garden is a fearless use of color, texture and height. "I like it full," Carew said.
It's not what you do with the soil, it's all about how you arrange the growth.
April 28, 2010 - 12:00pm
River Heights residents Mary Rittenhouse and Lori Heinonen start their garden plants from seed inside to get a head start on the growing season.
Neighbors will garden together in area community gardens
April 28, 2010 - 12:00pm
Park Rapids homeowner will save money over time
April 28, 2010 - 12:00pm
The Hubbard County Master Gardeners are hoping to landscape an area by the DNR Fisheries. The landscaping would include planting perennials, installing a rain garden and planting a shade tree. The project is contingent upon receiving funds.
Proposed DNR Fisheries project could include native decorative perennials, rain garden
April 28, 2010 - 12:00pm
Relics of your take on anew purpose, thanks to the imagination and artistry of Dawn Penning and Chris Nason. "The joy of the hunt is huge," Penning said of their promenades to the dump, garage sales, auctions and flea markets.
A passion for yesteryear stirs longing for Attic Treasures
April 28, 2010 - 12:00pm
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