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After a long winter of heavy snow and freezing temperatures, homeowners have an endless list of maintenance and repairs to attack before enjoying the warmer seasons. Those with wooden decks have extra steps to take.

Jeff Warner is a self-proclaimed “Como boy,” proud of the fact that he grew up alongside his parents and eight siblings in a two-story, three-bedroom Craftsman-style home a short distance from Como Park.

The sea of trees is hard to picture now. Where there once stood a line of trees countless years old, there now stands one, the rest wiped out in a 2012 storm that many lake-area residents remember vividly.

As winter slowly gives way to spring, many Minnesotans find themselves ready for a bit of green. Even if the weather isn’t cooperative, indoor plants provide that hopeful taste of summer.

Minnetrista’s Jeff Hagen believes that a wine cellar is essential for the dedicated wine drinker. “It’s not like beer,” he says.

From Jen Ziemer’s perspective, the 1913 Tudor-style home for sale on Saint Paul’s storied Summit Avenue was a tabula rasa—a fresh canvas for the co-founder of Fiddlehead Design Group to wash in color and textured layers.

Since 1901, the Schmidt Brewery building has been a landmark on West 7th Street. During its years as a brewery, millions of bottles of beer from numerous brands were produced there.

Long gone are the days of ripping photos out of magazines to find inspiration for a living room makeover or bathroom renovation.

When lake-area residents Randy and Shelly Chesley first laid eyes on the home in the Casco Point neighborhood of Orono, they knew right away it was their dream house. 

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