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Barbara Scherek, lifelong nurse and teacher, dies at 85

Ross Kiefer, fashion-forward clothier for 1970s Minneapolis, dies at 76

Ross Kiefer’s I. Ross store was a must-stop for stylish stars.

Friends and family freely compared him to just about every 1970s arbiter of male panache.

Michelle Kennedy grabbed a pack of cigarettes behind the counter for a customer at Vernon BP gas station in Edina, which along with St. Louis Park and Bloomington have raised the tobacco sales age from 18 to 21.

Cities across Minnesota begin to tackle tobacco regulations

Recount set for Tuesday in Minneapolis City Council race between Warsame, Noor
'Blackout Wednesday' in Minnesota nets nearly double typical arrests
Minneapolis police teaching officers to be more compassionate

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Special teams issues need fixing as Vikings move forward

Prep Bowl 4-1-1: Everything about today's state high school football championships
Souhan: By now, you'd have to pry Vikings QB job away from Keenum
Six-game stretch starting today will put Pitino's Gophers to the test

The Mall of America holiday decor provided the perfect selfie backdrop for shoppers. An early report had 2,500 people in lines around the mall to get in at 5 a.m. Friday, Nov. 24, 2017.

Shoppers turn out in force as Black Friday rolls into high gear

Burnsville small business attracts big box-sized crowds on Black Friday
Schafer: Saving for retirement isn't easy at any level of income and is hardest for the poor
More energy gains lift US stocks after holiday break

Sales were brisk — especially for the hot item of TV sets — when the Ridgedale Best Buy store in Minnetonka opened for Black Friday last year. The day after Thanksgiving offers traditions like shopping at nonstandard hours.

Ode to Black Friday: Such tradition, so many memories

Back to the future with Dayton's on Nicollet Mall
Sack cartoon: Reacting to harassment news
Readers Write: P.J. Fleck's contract extension, sexual misconduct, school lunches, eating disorders

The nuns rally around Deloris Van Cartier (Regina Marie Williams, foreground) in “Sister Act” at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres.

Nuns in Chanhassen's 'Sister Act' forge a true sisterhood

Minnesota comic Chad Daniels makes his mark both at home and abroad
Sense and Santability: Jungle Theater's holiday show is a gift for Jane Austen fans
Filmmaker explores the joy of outrage in 'Three Billboards'

Reacting to harassment news

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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.

FILE - In this Sept. 20, 2017 file photo, Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., listens during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing for Colorado Supreme Court Justice Allison Eid, on her nomination to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Franken is accused of forcibly kissing a woman while rehearsing for a 2006 USO tour; Franken also was photographed with his hands over her breasts as she slept wearing a flak vest. He has apologized, while maintaining that he remembered the rehearsal differently. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

Franken vows to regain trust of Minnesota after harassment allegations

Split from Trump indicates Flynn is moving to deal with Mueller
Trump credits troops, and himself, for military advances
US appeals court orders halt on natural gas pipeline in Ohio

Since the national background check system was created in 1998, it has prevented 1.5 million people from buying guns.

Hundreds of thousands of names purged from background check database for gun purchases

Self-harm, suicide attempts climb among U.S. girls, study says
Were you a victim of Russian propaganda? Facebook will help you find out
Texas trooper killed during traffic stop; suspect in custody

Oscar Pistorius, center, is led out of court in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014.

Olympian Oscar Pistorius' murder sentence more than doubled to 13 1/2 years

Minn. Holocaust survivor's help leads to new criminal charges against Nazi guards
Sound heard in Argentine sub search was likely 'explosion'
Zimbabwe asks if new leader, a Mugabe ally, can bring change

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Case Keenum (7) split two Lions defenders for a first quarter touchdown at Ford Field Thursday November 23, 2017 in Detroit , MI.

No pain, big gain: Vikings take three-game division lead by beating Detroit

Special teams issues need fixing as Vikings move forward
Souhan: By now, you'd have to pry Vikings QB job away from Keenum
Craig: Vikings' motor doesn't stall in Detroit

Timberwolves guard Jeff Teague and Orlando guard Elfrid Payton battleed for a loose ball during the second half.

Wolves' fourth-quarter failings reason for concern

Timberwolves welcome four-game homestand
Fans annoyed and frustrated with the above-average Timberwolves
Wolves-Miami preview

The Wild's Nino Niederreiter has been on a scoring tear.

Wild's Niederreiter goes where the goals are

Wild set for critical three-game stretch vs. Central Division
Ex-Wild winger Pominville, back with Sabres, sees better days ahead for Buffalo
Wild-Colorado preview

Nick Carter of the Backstreet Boys in 2016 at Xcel Energy Center. ] CARLOS GONZALEZ - December 5, 2016, St. Paul, MN, Xcel Energy Center, KDWB Jingle Ball

Nick Carter 'shocked,' 'saddened' by singer's assault claim

Christopher Plummer has this to say about retirement _ never
Pioneering jazz singer Jon Hendricks dies at 96
Teen idol David Cassidy, 'Partridge Family' star, dies at 67

Pioneering jazz singer Jon Hendricks dies at 96

Jon Hendricks, the pioneering jazz singer and lyricist who with the trio Lambert, Hendricks & Ross popularized the "vocalese" singing style in which words were added to instrumental songs, has died. He was 96.

George Avakian, jazz producer and scholar, dies at 98

George Avakian, a Russian-born jazz scholar and architect of the American music industry who produced essential recordings by Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis and other stars has died at age 98.

David Cassidy: A rocking romancer to millions of young fans

David Cassidy could sell the heck out of uncertainty.

JFK birth centennial ending on assassination anniversary

A year of events marking the 100th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's birth came to close Wednesday, exactly 54 years after his assassination.

Teen idol David Cassidy, 'Partridge Family' star, dies at 67

David Cassidy, the teen and pre-teen idol who starred in the 1970s sitcom "The Partridge Family" and sold millions of records as the musical group's lead singer, died Tuesday at age 67.