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Former Gophers football star Keith Fahnhorst dies at 66

Keith Fahnhorst, with the 49ers in 1983.

The St. Cloud native played for St. Cloud Tech and then joined the Gophers, where he was an All-Big Ten tight end in 1973. He won two Super Bowls with the 49ers.

Kate Spade's funeral to be held in birthplace of Kansas City

A funeral will be held for fashion designer Kate Spade this week in Kansas City, where she was born.


The Riverview Corridor streetcar will look a lot like the Kansas City streetcar.

Route selected for St. Paul streetcar to MSP Airport, Mall of America

Dad of kids hit by SUV on playground questions high-speed chase
St. Paul releases first study of police body cameras
Charge: Ex-boyfriend says he choked Edina woman before burning body in New Orleans

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Wolves should get player who can contribute quickly with 20th pick in draft

Wolves should get player who can contribute quickly with 20th pick in draft

Want to watch Vikings training camp? Better start planning now
Rating the conferences: Is Big Ten football really that good?
Scoggins: Young Twins' struggles leave organization at a crossroads

President Donald Trump will be greeted Wednesday, in his first visit to northern Minnesota, with a renewed optimism about the economy, including in Hi

Bust to boom: Iron Range revives just as trade war looms

General Mills rolls out high-protein, low-sugar yogurt — and it's not Greek
Schafer: New HealthPartners CEO keeps eye on goal of simpler, less costly care
Owner of Edina Realty solidifies dominance in Omaha with acquisition

President Donald Trump signed a space policy directive Monday aimed at coordinating federal and industry efforts to manage space traffic and debris ah

Wars in space? Let's not go there

The primary's the thing in Minnesota's Fifth Congressional District
How to enforce borders without this child-separation trauma
Readers Write: Child separations at the border, urban density

Sack cartoon: Skyscraper raccoon, post-fame
Skyscraper raccoon, post-fame

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Prince and Beyoncé performed at the 2004 Grammy Awards.

Prince siblings want to fight deal with Jay-Z's Tidal (again)

$11M Lake Minnetonka castle with nine fireplaces once hosted Dick Cheney
Minnesota State Fair reveals 27 new foods, including tuna poke and Norwegian waffles
Auditions for ABC's 'The Bachelor' coming to the Mall of America

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.


Reporters were ready for a blockbuster ruling on legislative district gerrymandering. It didn’t happen.

U.S. Supreme Court ducks over partisan gerrymandering

All 5 first ladies speak out on family separations at border
Unapologetic Trump digs in on immigration despite outrage
Judge denies Stormy Daniels' request to reverse case delay

In this May 2016 photo provided by Spenser Rapone, Rapone raises his left fist while displaying a sign inside his hat that reads "Communism will win,"

Army splits with West Point grad who touted communist revolt

Jefferson's Monticello makes room for story of slave Sally Hemings
U.S. Supreme Court ducks over partisan gerrymandering
Toxic plant that can cause blindness found in Virginia

In this May 29, 2018 photo, children walk in front of war-damaged buildings on the outskirts of al-Bab, northern Syria. Turkey is growing long-term ro

UN chief: Highest number of conflicts globally in 30 years

Prince Harry, Meghan join queen at Royal Ascot
Cape Town's water crisis is easing
Doubts loom over Colombia peace deal with hawk's election

Miguel Sano, left, and Byron Buxton were the future of Twins baseball just a few seasons ago, but their ongoing struggles have the organization concer

Scoggins: Young Twins' struggles leave organization at a crossroads

Some Twins pitchers wind up discovering less is more in their delivery
One more time? Dozier has turned around slumping seasons before
Farmer PH double lifts Dodgers over Cubs in 1st game of DH

Senegal's Mbaye Niang, right, dances in celebration with his teammates scoring his side's second goalduring the group H match between Poland and Seneg

Senegal beats Poland 2-1, 1st African win at World Cup

Early penalty helps Japan beat Colombia 2-1 at World Cup
Minnesota United falls 1-0 to Houston, ousted in U.S. Open Cup
Cuper uncertain over his Egypt future after World Cup loss

Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve posed for a picture in the Lynx film room.

The Cheryl Reeve Q&A: 'To get real change, you need bold actions'

Los Angeles retakes top spot in AP WNBA power poll
Smooth shot, stingy defense earn Lynx's Zandalasini more minutes
Lynx-Dallas game preview

Valerie Castile sat amid the paintings and other works strangers have made for her since the death of her son.

Philando Castile exhibit at Minneapolis Institute of Art embraces beauty and trauma

'All about family': Movement to reform foster care takes root in Minnesota
A Minneapolis salon owner's kindness project honors beauty within
94-year-old woman thanks 'guardian angel' who saved her from sinking car

Rapper XXXTentacion

Lawyer: Police think slaying of XXXTentacion was random

Bruce Springsteen performs at benefit at bowling alley
AFI highlights Clooney's life of acting, activism and pranks
Fox News exec blasts Seth MacFarlane for trashing network

Cub Foods co-founder, former Stillwater mayor Charles Hooley dies at 89

Family man also served as the mayor of Stillwater, collected Model A cars and raised horses.


Chicago TV host, athlete Brackett dies at 76 after bike fall

Elizabeth Brackett, a longtime Chicago journalist and world-champion triathlete, has died four days after an apparent bicycle accident. She was 76.


D.J. Fontana, Elvis' drummer who set the beat for rock 'n' roll's future, dies in Nashville

D.J. Fontana accomplished more with a snare drum, cymbal and sticks than the Who’s Keith Moon did with a 20-piece kit. With snaps, thumps and…


WWII pilot missing since 1944 laid to rest at Arlington

Second Lt. Robert R. Keown was piloting his P-38 aircraft to an airfield after a mission in 1944 when it crashed into a mountain in Papua New Guinea. World War II ended without Keown's family knowing what had happened to him, and the military later declared him dead.


Prominent Twin Cities defense attorney Ron Meshbesher dies

He had been suffering from Alzheimer's and died Wednesday.