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Author, activist Jewish convert Julius Lester dies at 78

Julius Lester, an author, musician, civil rights activist and university professor who made a late-life conversion to Judaism, has died. He was 78.

Prolific artist Ed Moses of LA's 'Cool School' dies at 91

The prolific abstract expressionist Ed Moses, who was one of the founding members of a collective known as the "Cool School" and helped transform Los Angeles from a cultural backwater to a major force in the world of modern art, has died. He was 91.


A young girl stood front and center at the front of the procession from St. Paul College to the State Capitol for the noon rally. ] ANTHONY SOUFFLE • anthony.souffle@startribune.com Women’s activists and supporters gathered at St. Paul College then marched to the State Capitol for a noon rally Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017 for a local version of the big national D.C. women’s march. ORG XMIT: MIN1701211543353332

Why no march here? Some Twin Cities women want to take movement to the streets again

Donations rocket past $200K for Saints punter's charity and Children's Minnesota
Police: Ex-boyfriend killed Edina woman in Minnesota, burned body in New Orleans
"Coats, hats and gloves:" Minneapolis kids rap tips for Super Bowl guests

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Sendejo, Thielen listed as questionable for Vikings-Eagles game

Pitino: 'Not fair' to make Gophers give up home game to play in New York
Vikings, Eagles both came out winners in Sam Bradford trade
Right field concourse at Target Field might no longer be a nightmare

The former JB Hudson jewelry store will be a backstage waiting area for performers before they hit the “Verizon Up Stage at Ice Mountain” for the free Super Bowl Live concerts on Nicollet Mall.

With major venues booked up for Super Bowl events, planners got creative

Why did Twin Cities miss out on first cut for 2nd Amazon HQ?
With rapid bus line on drawing board, developer shifts plans for site in Oakdale
GWG Holdings strikes a financial-expansion deal

Patty Schachtner's victory over an incumbent Republican state representative in Wisconsin's 10th Senate District follows a series of Democratic wins across the country.

Western Wisconsin upset spells big trouble ahead for Republicans

As federal shutdown looms, ponder a better way to govern
Sack cartoon: Jeff Sessions' approach to drugs
Readers Write: Star Tribune Minnesota Poll, Super Bowl preparations, immigration debate

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Al Jardine

Beach Boys co-founder Al Jardine premieres his 'Postcard' show in Minneapolis

Super Slide arrives at CHS Field for Super Bowl
Super Bowl Live free concerts schedule revealed with new Minnesota all-stars
The Puppy Chronicles follow Angus the rescue pup as he trains his St. Paul owners

Obituary: Entrepreneur Elliott Royce was a remarkable retiree

At age 96, Elliott Royce attended trampoline class three times per week. The hobby fit with his retirement routine of falling five times every morning…

Anderson: Webster is master of realistic wildlife art
Dennis Anderson

Bill Webster captured the true beauty of game birds.

Al Farmes' gone, but his legacy lives
Dennis Anderson

Al Farmes died Wednesday at 93, but the 'Save the Wetlands' program he helped create saved many prized habitats for posterity.


Chairwoman of the Minnesota Republican Party, Jennifer Carnahan.

Minnesota GOP board grants party chairwoman request for commission

For Minnesota, a shutdown could have major implications
Minn Poll: Mixed views of tax changes include majority seeing rich gaining most
Prosecutor clears deputy in eighth-grader's death

Jordyn Wieber gives her victim impact statement in Circuit Judge Rosemarie Aquilina's courtroom during the fourth day of sentencing for former sports doctor Larry Nassar, who pled guilty to multiple counts of sexual assault, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, in Lansing, Mich. (Matthew Dae Smith /Lansing State Journal via AP)

Olympic gymnast abused by ex-doctor wants him to suffer

Malfunction triggers sirens at North Carolina nuclear plant
Illinois court again upholds Drew Peterson murder conviction
100 million dead trees in California: A recipe for wildfires

Pope Francis arrives to celebrate Mass on Lobito Beach in Iquique, Chile, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018.

Pope shocks Chile by accusing sex abuse victims of slander

Not guilty verdict reached in Quebec train disaster trial
Gaza family kills relative after Hamas says he aided Israel
El Salvador tells citizens to renew soon-to-end TPS status

Injured Minnesota Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford, foreground, sat on the bench with his backup, quarterback Case Keenum during the Steelers' first series Sunday. ] JEFF WHEELER ï jeff.wheeler@startribune.com The Minnesota Vikings faced the Pittsburgh Steelers in an NFL football game Sunday afternoon, September 17, 2017 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh.

Vikings, Eagles both came out winners in Sam Bradford trade

Sendejo, Thielen listed as questionable for Vikings-Eagles game
Brady throws well at practice but declines to discuss hand injury
Good friends Keenum and Foles traveled a winding path to NFC title game

Houston Rockets guard Eric Gordon (10) passes the ball as Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns (32) and guard Jimmy Butler defend during the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)

Wolves can't handle Houston's outside game in 18-point loss

Afflalo suspended two games after scuffle with Wolves' Bjelica
LeBron, Curry are captains, to draft NBA All-Star Game teams
Listen: Can the Timberwolves keep a losing slide from becoming a streak?

Devan Dubnyk has to make plenty of saves, but the Wild helps its goalie by forcing opponents to take more low-quality shots.

How is Wild in playoff hunt despite being last in this statistic?

Hornqvist gets 2 goals, Penguins beat slumping LA Kings 3-1
Sizzling Avs win 8th straight by holding off Sharks 5-3
Wild has tough stretch of games after both breaks

Britain's Prince William chats to guests at a reception after delivering a speech to celebrate the national rollout of the 'Step into Health' programme, at Chandos House in London, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. The initiative is supported by the Royal Foundation to help ex-service people, their spouses and dependants find employment in the National Health Service. The event was hosted by NHS Employers. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, Pool)

Royal close shave: Prince William opts for dramatic buzz cut

In TV interview, Farrow describes alleged Allen assault
Curry says she wasn't surprised by Lauer allegations
Trash talking with Philly? Not exactly a tough assignment

Robert 'Skip' Wilke, YMCA camping champion, dies at 79

People don't often get a chance to pursue a childhood passion for an entire lifetime, but when the folks of the YMCA's Camp Menogyn in…


Stansfield Turner, who led major CIA reforms, dies

Stansfield A. Turner, who served as CIA director under President Jimmy Carter and oversaw reforms at the agency after the Senate uncovered CIA surveillance aimed at American citizens, has died. He was 94.


Peter Mayle, author of 'A Year in Provence,' is dead at 78

Peter Mayle, the British author whose midlife relocation to France inspired his best-selling "A Year in Provence" and other works set in his adopted country, died Thursday at age 78.


Romney mentor, Bain & Co. founder, William Bain Jr. dies

William Bain Jr., the founder of global consulting and private equity businesses bearing his name who helped drive the career of former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, has died. He was 80.


Prominent AIDS crusader Mathilde Krim dies at age 91

Mathilde Krim, a prominent AIDS researcher who galvanized worldwide support in the early fight against the deadly disease, has died. She was 91.