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Barron Hilton, hotel magnate and AFL founder, dies at 91

Barron Hilton, a hotel magnate who expanded his father's chain and became a founding owner in the American Football League, died Thursday at his Los Angeles home. He was 91.

Former newspaperman Robert S. Boyd dies at age 91

Robert S. Boyd, who shared a 1973 Pulitzer Prize with colleague Clark Hoyt for coverage of Democratic vice presidential candidate Thomas Eagleton's exit from the campaign due to mental health issues, has died. He was 91.


Joan Gabel, the University of Minnesota's first female president, greeted many during the "Procession to Scholars Walk, as she made her way to the ste

With vegan chili and less pomp, U installs Joan Gabel as its 17th president

Former Ramsey County sheriff disputes accusations of overspending
Weekend traffic: Freeway disruptions come with closures on I-494, I-694
Minnesota volunteers take a different approach to disaster relief

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Sunisa Lee of St. Paul was runner-up at nationals — a feat her father was unable to witness after he was seriously hurt in an accident.

Father's injury weighs on her, but South St. Paul gymnast Sunisa Lee stays on course for Olympics

On the NFL: Bridgewater needs to be bolder at quarterback to lead Saints
Taylor helps No. 13 Wisconsin trounce No. 11 Michigan 35-14
Lefty Taylor Rogers takes up where others in Twins history left off

Jeff Harmening’s first two years as CEO saw new trends in the industry that strain the agility of a behemoth like General Mills.

General Mills CEO Harmening's bold first-year bets are paying off

Minnesota wind-solar hybrid project could be new frontier for renewable energy
Persistent age discrimination could stymie economic growth in Minnesota
Inheritance fight lays bare decades of tension in Jacobs family

In Tel Aviv, Israel, an election campaign billboard for the Likud party shows Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, right, and U.S. President Don

Rash Report: Election leaves Israel hanging in the balance (again)

Build on U.S.-Japan trade momentum
Sack cartoon: What remains of Obamacare
Readers Write: Immigration rules, child care, opioid crisis, nature centers, Minneapolis 2040 Plan

Sack cartoon: What remains of Obamacare
What remains of Obamacare

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Novelist Alice Hoffman is part of Talking Volumes, with her WWII-set “The World That We Knew.” She opens the series Sept. 25 at the Fitzgerald The

'Write my life': A stranger's plea inspired Alice Hoffman's new novel

How one of the oldest homes in Marine on St. Croix was rescued and restored
'You just have to own it': Twin Cities area stay-at-home dads seek community
Edina home is transformed for a couple's next chapter

Reusse: Whether 'Pretty Boy' or 'The Axe,' Larry Hennig was an original

Before making a name for himself on the pro wrestling circuits, Larry Hennig was a Minnesota state wrestling champion at Robbinsdale High School in 1954. He died this week at age 82.

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

Bill Webster captured the true beauty of game birds.


Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J. flips veggie burgers at the Polk County Democrats Steak Fry, in Des Moines, Iowa, Saturday,

Booker could end campaign if fundraising doesn't pick up

Biden: Trump 'deserves' to be investigated over Ukraine call
Jason Lewis in 2013: Republicans have 'dual loyalties' to Israel
Amid pressure for gun control, Republicans cite lagging enforcement of existing laws

Ryan Grizzell sits on a barricade, while wearing a tinfoil hat, near an entrance to the Nevada Test and Training Range near Area 51, Friday, Sept. 20,

Area 51 events mostly peaceful; thousands in Nevada desert

Secret FBI subpoenas scoop up personal data from scores of companies
Facebook suspends thousands of apps but user impact unclear
Analysis: How Trump tries to quell controversies by saying the quiet part out loud

A damaged installation in Saudi Arabia's Abqaiq oil processing plant is pictured on September 20, 2019.

US to send troops to Saudi Arabia, hold off on striking Iran

Hurricane Lorena skirts east coast of Mexico's Baja
Trudeau's support holds after apology for wearing brownface
Some Boko Haram hostages find life worse after they escape

Randy Dobnak earned his first career victory Friday, eight days before he is getting married in Maryland.

Randy Dobnak, fellow rookie pitchers carry Twins to 4-3 victory over Kansas City

Sitting on 399 home runs, Twins' Nelson Cruz doesn't think much about milestone
Frustrated Byron Buxton does best to support Twins while recovering from surgery
Reusse: Gibson's poor pitching leaves Twins' rotation an emaciated mess

Vikings safety Harrison Smith got to the Falcons’ Ito Smith in the opener and has stood out in both games this season.

Harrison Smith says Vikings have room for improvement on defense

On the NFL: Bridgewater needs to be bolder at quarterback to lead Saints
Beware the Burfict: Vikings well aware of Oakland linebacker
Mailbag: Should Vikings trade for Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey?

Gophers men's hoops to play Iowa State in closed scrimmage

Gophers men's hoops to play Iowa State in closed scrimmage

Reusse: They grow college hockey players on the prairie now?
Debate over paying college athletes intensifying on both coasts
A 2% chance the Gophers make the College Football Playoff? Well ...

New University students cheered before the Convocation, the official welcome ceremony for incoming freshmen, at Mariucci Arena, Thursday, August 29, 2

Why is it so much harder for U students to graduate debt free compared to the '60s?

How did Minnesota become one of the most racially inequitable states?
What's the best place, time to see the northern lights in Minnesota?
Nearly $60M flowed into State Fair coffers last year. Where did it go?

Suzanne Whang

'House Hunters' host Suzanne Whang dies at 57

It's no joke: women rule the Emmy comedy series category
Why her fans are insisting it's time to 'Free Britney'
Tiger Woods' girlfriend dropped from wrongful death lawsuit

While some people do turn down her offer of a haircut, many others are eager for Katie Steller’s kind outreach and respect.

Stylist takes her Minneapolis salon to the streets — to cut hair for homeless people

Twin Cities Somali American community is focus of new anti-smoking campaign
This Minnesotan is doing her part in the fight to make local communities more walkable
New Monopoly game celebrates women, and pays them more than men

'House Hunters' host Suzanne Whang dies at 57

Suzanne Whang, whose smooth, calm voice provided the narration for HGTV's "House Hunters" for years, has died. She was 57.


John J. "Dex" Dexter, longtime St. Paul Curling Club manager, dies at 73

This is the time of year when John “Dex” Dexter would be laboring to make the perfect sheet of ice. For nearly 40 years, Dexter…


'Hopalong' Cassady, Ohio State Heisman winner, dies at 85

Howard "Hopalong" Cassady, the 1955 Heisman Trophy winner at Ohio State and running back for the Detroit Lions, died Friday. He was 85.


The Latest: Activist charged in overdose appears in court

The Latest on a federal charge against political activist Ed Buck in a drug death at his Los Angeles-area home (all times local):


'Bigger than life' Pickens remembered at Texas funeral

T. Boone Pickens was remembered at a Dallas funeral on Thursday for his humor, tenacity and larger-than-life personality.