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Prince's longtime chef says artist fought throat, stomach pains recently

On stage, Prince was still captivating audiences at recent performances in Australia and California. He hosted a pop-up party at his Paisley Park studio, and there were few outward signs in his final months that anything was wrong.

St. Paul district considers school-choice review

As waiting lists at popular schools grow, district is working to retain kids closer to their homes.

State trooper sets free the eagle he saved from certain death along I-494

Unlicensed Twin Cities gun buyer pleads guilty; some were used in crimes
Murder-suicide Mankato couple married less than a year
Man who died after causing 3-car crash in Orono is ID'd; drinking suspected
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Souhan: Twins' path to the cellar is paved with bad trades

Reusse blog: Twins' embarrassment so widespread it includes wide sports writers
Ryan Dungey completes a special year in motocross
Standout prep contests coming at the right time
Scores, schedules and stats

COCO co-working firm to expand to Chicago

St. Anthony: Report finds equal pay for women is $2.1 trillion opportunity
Career development is top priority for employers seeking to retain talent
Business Forum: How the Defend Trade Secrets Act will help Minnesota businesses

Paul Douglas on Weather
Spring Fever Returns This Week - Shot at 80F by Friday

Sunday was a treat, coming after a gray and windy Saturday with rain brushing the south metro. Winds ease today with enough sun for mid to upper 60s - a slight chance of showers and T-showers Tuesday afternoon. Another spurt of warmth arrives late week; Friday appears to be the best day in sight as the mercury closes in on 80 degrees. This week should help to restore some of your faith in a Minnesota spring.

Twins Insider
Tigers haven't scored a run for Pelfrey all year; Twins hope to extend streak

Today's matchup at Target Field pits a pair of less-than-successful Twins free-agent pitchers.

Michael Brodkorb
Congressional candidates endorsed by DFL, GOP

Three congressional candidates were endorsed today at political conventions held across Minnesota.

For Holocaust Remembrance Day, seeking the stories too painful to tell

Clear the air for vets on threat posed by Iraq, Afghanistan burn pits
Counterpoint: Pension fixes are already on the table
Readers Write (May 2): Remembering Prince, commemorating Prince, demonizing marijuana

10 movies you won't want to miss this summer

Prince and First Avenue: a history of the club's ties to its brightest star
Pirate radio stations are making a comeback
Theater review: 'Every Sentence Is For The Birds' by Moving Company at the Lab Theater

James Lileks
Lileks: Gender roles and shopping don't mix

We're looking for a new TV set on a Sunday afternoon. The old one just didn't have HDMI ports. No one needed them 10 years…

Lee Schafer
Schafer: St. Jude sale is sad, but part of inevitable industry pattern

As disappointing as it is, there's nothing unique about big companies in Minnesota getting gobbled up.

Gail Rosenblum
Rosenblum: Minneapolis artist turns barbed wire from Holocaust camp into 'eternal light'

When a St. Louis Park woman finally summoned the inner strength to return to Poland, a place of devastating loss for her family in World War II, she found the seeds of Jewish life in the most unexpected of places.

Strahan-Ripa breakup isn't TV's first botched transition

Drug dealers use 'Steph Curry' likeness to market heroin
Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith join Obama youth initiative
Reagan's daughter blasts Will Ferrell over Alzheimer's comedy about her dad

Sano: Not much to say, I made a mistake

Defeat hurts more than most for Twins' Nolasco
Postgame: It's called May Day, appropriate for the Twins' season
Gallery: Detroit 6, Twins 5

Obama is sharp-tongued at his final White House Correspondents' Dinner

GOP race shifts California's political fault lines
Clinton leads Trump by 13 points in latest Minnesota Poll
SOUTH CHINA SEA WATCH: Will China build on disputed shoal?

Letters from Prince: His biggest fear was dying alone

Prom gone wrong: How a Prior Lake teen's dream night turned into a disaster

Born on Iron Range, peace activist and priest Daniel Berrigan dies

Firefighters battle huge fire at New York City church
From new to old, some ways guns are being made safer
Sick-out by Detroit teachers prompts 43 school closures

Protests disband after IS group carries out 2nd Iraq bombing

Kate's new photos of Princess Charlotte mark 1st birthday
Iran president welcomes parliamentary results
Calm returns to much of Syria as government extends truce