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Alan Colmes, liberal voice on Fox, dead at 66

Alan Colmes, the radio and television host and commentator best known as the amiable liberal foil to the hard-right Sean Hannity on the Fox News Channel, has died.

Woman's sassy obit warns people to wait to claim her stuff

Relatives of a 91-year-old Ohio woman who died this week are giving her the last word with a sassy, occasionally profane obituary that starts with the basics — "I was born. I lived. I died." — and instructs people to "wait the appropriate amount of time" before trying to claim her stuff.

John Flynn, right, Eagan American Legion post head, with adjutant Wayne Beierman.

Veteran brings energy — and nearly 100 new members — to Eagan American Legion

Minnesota lawmakers choose General Mills CEO, three others as U regents
Maplewood moves to close Stargate club after shooting
Runner, driver are ID'd in fatal accident in St. Paul

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Minnesota guard Dupree McBrayer (1) reacts in front of teammates after making a 3-pointer during the second half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Maryland, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, in College Park, Md. Minnesota won 89-75. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Mission to March: Gophers make big statement with victory at Maryland

Thibodeau 'happy with the team we have' on eve of NBA trade deadline
Reusse: Twins shouldn't disregard Danny Santana at shortstop
Wild ponders options as NHL trade deadline nears

Hormel Foods Corp. reported a flat profit for the November-to-January quarter, the start of its fiscal year. The company's turkey business was hurt by lower prices.

Hormel profit squeezed by competition, lower prices in turkey

Big-box janitors win three-year labor contract and $4.5 million in wage hikes
Mattamy will close its homebuilding unit in Twin Cities
Women leading household finances

Listen: Keith Ellison and the future of the Democratic National Committee

Stand with JCCs against religion-based hate and anti-Semitic threats
Sack cartoon: Mar-a-Lago perks under Trump
Readers Write (Feb. 23): Immigration enforcement, Trump and the media, Southwest light rail and the Legislature

Mar-a-Lago perks under Trump

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Taking a break from Facebook

Unfriending Facebook: Overwhelmed by social media, more Minnesotans are taking a break

100 women pack Mpls. tattoo shop to get inked with 'Nevertheless, she persisted'
Serious or fun? We rank the Oscar winners for best picture since 1929
Gee wiz, Weezy! Saturday's Lil Wayne concert at Target Center postponed

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.

Protestor Amanda Wolfson, second from left, of St. Paul, sent a message without speaking while joining other protestors at a hearing that included discussion on a pair of house bills that would stiffen penalties on protestors who block highways, roads and transit Wednesday, Feb. 2017, at the State Office Building in St. Paul, MN.

Bills to crack down on Minnesota protesters advance in House, Senate

Rep. Tom Emmer's town hall proves largely Minnesota Nice
Trump administration lifts transgender bathroom guidance
Building to be named for legislator slain in church shooting

Dakota Access pipeline opponents burn structures in their main protest camp in southern North Dakota near Cannon Ball, N.D., on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, as authorities prepare to shut down the camp in advance of spring flooding season. (AP Photo/James MacPherson)

Most oil pipeline opponents leave North Dakota protest camp

Houses of worship open doors to immigrants who fear deportation
American commute is worse today than it ever has been
ACLU sues Milwaukee over 'unconstitutional' stop-and-frisk program

In this image made from Feb. 13, 2017, airport closed circuit television video and provided by Fuji Television, Kim Jong Nam, exiled half-brother of North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un, talks to airport security and officials after he was attacked at Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Malaysia. Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half brother of North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un, died last week after apparently being poisoned in a Kuala Lumpur airport.

North Korea denies it was behind killing at Malaysia airport

US-born panda Bao Bao lands in China after leaving DC zoo
DHS chief tells Guatemalans US won't have mass deportations
US senators say Raul Castro eager to maintain US relations

Minnesota guard Dupree McBrayer (1) reacts in front of teammates after making a 3-pointer during the second half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Maryland, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, in College Park, Md. Minnesota won 89-75. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Mission to March: Gophers make big statement with victory at Maryland

Postgame: Gophers guards dominate in sixth straight victory
Pitino in victorious Gophers locker room: 'Let's keep this train moving'
Twins pose for photos, then get to work on eve of spring opener

Minnesota Wild players celebrate after scoring during the first period on Saturday against Nashville.

Wild ponders options as NHL trade deadline nears

Fair play? Parise questions double standard of penalty calls at net
Out 40 years, 'Slap Shot' still resonates with players half that age
Rakell gets 2 goals, Ducks snap Bruins' streak with 5-3 win

Kellyanne Conway, senior adviser to President Donald Trump, watches during a meeting with parents and teachers, Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington.

Kellyanne Conway denies she's been sidelined From TV

''Flip or Flop' star Christina El Moussa splits with contractor
Former teen idol David Cassidy reveals he has dementia
Yiannopoulos denies defending pedophilia after controversial comments

Nobel-winning economist Kenneth J. Arrow dies at 95

Kenneth J. Arrow, the youngest-ever winner of a Nobel prize for economics, whose theories on risk, innovation and the basic mathematics of markets have influenced thinking on everything from voting to health insurance to high finance, has died. He was 95.

Anorexic, bulimic woman who fought force-feeding dies at 30

An anorexic and bulimic woman who petitioned a court to refuse force-feeding has died three months after a judge granted her request.

Minnesota musical giant Stanislaw Skrowaczewski dead at 93

Polish emigre became the dean of Minnesota's classical music scene, leading the Minnesota Orchestra for two decades.

Teacher Jim Alley, the 'Father of Hockey' in Anoka, dies at age 92

When Jim Alley arrived in Anoka in the mid-1950s, something was conspicuously missing: youth hockey. Alley had grown up playing the game in the hockey…

Ex-Minnesota Orchestra maestro Stanislaw Skrowaczewski dies

Former longtime Minnesota Orchestra music director Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, who conducted major orchestras in England, Japan and other countries, died Tuesday after suffering a second stroke earlier this month, the orchestra said. He was 93.