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Bethlehem Lutheran Pastor Chris Nelson dies at 64

Nelson died June 18 at home in Eden Prairie with family and friends after a pancreatic cancer diagnosis in November.

Former Kansas football standout Keith Loneker dies at 46

Keith Loneker, the former Kansas offensive lineman who spent three years in the NFL before becoming a modestly successful actor, died Thursday. He was 46.


Cat Salonek, an activist with the Communication Workers of America, led a chant for a $15-an-hour minimum wage outside of the Minneapolis City Hall chambers Thursday afternoon.

$15 minimum wage plan draws crowd to Minneapolis City Hall

Deadly hemlock emerging, spreading in parts of Minnesota
Mpls. police chief calls officers' exclusion from Pride march 'divisive'
Minneapolis gives developer and NE neighbors more time to discuss controversial apartments

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Chicago Bulls guard Jimmy Butler was traded to the Wolves on Thursday night.

Blockbuster: Wolves trade LaVine, Dunn, No. 7 pick for Bulls' Butler

After 4 hour, 50 minute delay, can the Twins sweep? Follow the action on Gameview
Draft night: Follow the Wolves and the entire NBA draft here
Leaving the Wild: Haula excited about 'a fresh start'


Officers from Minneapolis and St. Paul led the Twin Cities Pride parade down Hennepin Avenue in 2015. This year, organizers asked officers not to march in the parade in the wake of the not-guilty verdict in the trial of officer Jeronimo Yanez in the fatal shooting of Philando Castile.

Parade organizers should take no pride in decision to ban police

U.S. Bank Stadium's governing board cleans up its act
Sack cartoon: Pride parade and the police
Readers Write: Police participation in Pride parade, health care reform, University of Minnesota budget and public input

Pride parade and the police

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Artist Jimmie Durham at his studio and home, a former 12th-century convent, in Naples, Italy, Feb. 3, 2017. (Giulio Piscitelli/New York Times)

Walker exhibit raising new questions from American Indian artists

Family-owned its entire 65 years, Dairy Queen on Snelling closes for good
NY stars of Guthrie's 'Sunday in the Park' make a home in Twin Cities
Rare Minn. show by Adam Sandler suggests he's ready to be a real grown up

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.



Sam Ricks has spearheaded the effort to identify hundreds of “unknown” military graves at Mount Moriah Cemetery.

Volunteers identify the war heroes behind 'unknown' graves

Judges: 'Making a Murderer' confession improperly obtained
States won't rush approval of Yellowstone grizzly hunts
How the Senate health bill compares to House, 'Obamacare'

Rebecca Burger

Popular French fitness blogger killed when whipped cream canister explodes

London fire: Tests show other high-rises have suspect panels
US, Cuba still cooperating on stopping drug smugglers
Inside Yemen's secret prisons: 'We could hear the screams'

Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Jose Berrios throws to the Chicago White Sox during the fifth inning.

Berrios a well-oiled 'La Máquina' as Twins win second in a row

Play ball! (finally). Twins/White Sox endure long delay; team announces ticket policy
Glen Perkins comeback shut down for a week by tendinitis
Reddick's big day lifts Astros over Athletics 12-9

Five position battles to watch in Vikings training camp

Norv Turner says he's open to a return to coaching
Vikings expect Morgan to push for roster spot as all-purpose tight end
Saints sign first-rounder Ramczyk; all draft picks signed

Britain's Prince Harry stands by a sign as he watches a short film at an International Mine Awareness Day reception at Kensington Palace in London, Tuesday, April 4, 2017. The world's two leading landmine charities, Mines Advisory Group (MAG) and The HALO Trust, held a reception on International Mine Awareness Day in order to galvanise support for their goal of a world free of landmines by 2025. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth,pool) ORG XMIT: MIN2017041915260442

Prince Harry: Rising to throne is more duty than desire for royal family

Popular French fitness blogger killed when whipped cream canister explodes
Olympic stars Phelps, Biles among finalists for The ESPYS
Rare Minn. show by Adam Sandler suggests he's ready to be a real grown up