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Margo Lion, Broadway producer of "Hairspray," dead at 75

Broadway producer Margo Lion, who helped bring the Tony Award-winning musicals "Jelly's Last Jam" and "Hairspray" to the stage and also worked on Tony Kushner's two-part classic "Angels in America," has died at age 75. Her son, Matthew Nemeth, told The Associated Press that she died at a Manhattan hospital days after suffering a brain aneurysm.

Lighting designer Michael Wangen dies at 65

The self-taught lighting designer worked on productions in the Twin Cities and at playhouses across the country.


Arborist Tim Walsh used a wrench to remove bark from wood infected with emerald ash borer.

Processing wood infested by emerald ash borer into fuel or mulch has a cost

Brooks: Fight to save a small church turned into a battle for the ages in Cottage Grove
'Big John' Duhart, bouncer at Palmer's Bar, dies at 66
GOP legislator says Mpls. must answer for blocking media coverage of Upper Harbor project

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Twins infielder Luis Arraez signed autographs during TwinsFest 2020 on Friday

'Pretty remarkable': Thought of a full season with do-it-all Arraez excites Twins

Fathers, sons, shadows: Gophers' Pitino tries to carve own path
Losing streak reaches nine as Wolves fall 113-104 to Oklahoma City
Time has come for Super Bowl quarterbacks Mahomes, Garoppolo

Best Buy CEO Corie Barry greeted employees and then customers as the the Richfield Best Buy store opened on Thanksgiving.

Best Buy investigation highlights workplace romance policies in the era of MeToo

Schafer: Three years on, the Wells Fargo scandal is still breathtaking
Some Minnesota liquor stores are beating Total Wine at its own game
Market review: More bad news sends Boeing shares sliding

Diversity — altogether good? Let me gently prod you on that.

Work on entitlement changes isn't just under consideration, it's underway
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“The Biggest Loser” host Bob Harper joined trainer Erica Lugo to discuss the show at the Television Critics Association press tour.

'The Biggest Loser' still has serious health issues

From dark skies to cruises to camping, travel trends for the new decade
Tackling a controversial question: Should you paint the woodwork white?
Instead of downsizing, Twin Cities baby boomers remodel homes for long haul

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.


President Donald Trump's personal attorney Jay Sekulow, center, stood with his son, Jordan Sekulow, left, and White House Counsel Pat Cipollone, at th

Trump lawyers argue Democrats just want to overturn election

Minnesota lawmakers seek to limit cities' growing use of sales taxes
City, county officials are choosing to opt out of Minn. presidential primary
Veterans group wants apology after injury remarks about troops by Trump

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a visit to an anti-narcotics police base in Bogota, Colombia, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020.

Pompeo lashes out at journalist; NPR defends its reporter

Woman kills retired trooper, self at Chicago-area cigar bar
Police: Woman charged after Phoenix airport partly evacuated
Veterans group wants apology after injury remarks about troops by Trump

A medical staff member wearing protective clothing to help stop the spread of a deadly virus which began in the city, is seen on a ambulance at the Wu

US Consulate to evacuate staff from epidemic-stricken Wuhan

U.S. turning Iranian students back
U mines China connection but worries about future
Canada hospital says it has confirmed case of deadly virus

Time has come for Super Bowl quarterbacks Mahomes, Garoppolo

Time has come for Super Bowl quarterbacks Mahomes, Garoppolo

Grading the Vikings: Offensive line improved, but talent gap still clear
Kubiak to face big decisions in new role as Vikings offensive coordinator
Washington State's Anthony Gordon leads North in Senior Bowl

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MVP and more: Midseason picks for NHL awards

Hockey's young stars shine in NHL All-Star 3-on-3 tournament
Paralyzed hockey player Jack Jablonski hired by Los Angeles Kings
In season of milestones, Staal thrilled for another All-Star experience

Gophers coach Richard Pitino

Fathers, sons, shadows: Gophers' Pitino tries to carve own path

Gophers establish early pace, complete sweep over Ohio State
Ramler scores another perfect 10 on balance beam
Wisconsin sweeps Gophers in women's hockey

Two exuberant DFL candidates — Rep. Donald Fraser, second from left, and Hubert Humphrey — held each other's hands aloft in a victory sign on Nov.

Why is Minnesota's Democratic Party called the DFL?

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An estimated 400-500 parents and students attended the school boundary meeting at East High School on Wednesday.

Proposed school boundary changes in Duluth draw ire of hundreds of parents

Duluth stopped from demolishing blighted brownstone property — for now
Under pressure from residents, Hermantown votes down senior housing project
Leaked e-mail comes under scrutiny at PolyMet hearing

Jade Roper-Tolbert and Tanner Tolbert on an episode of "Bachelor in Paradise" in 2019.

Ex-'Bachelor' contestant stripped of $1M fantasy sports win

Salma Hayek apologizes for praising controversial new novel
Week 1 of Weinstein trial: Vile allegations, X-rated gifts
Rapper YG arrested in Los Angeles on suspicion of robbery

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Golden Valley woman's 'scarf-bombing' starts warm movement in the midst of winter

Stressed-out adults turn to Lego to unwind and tune out
Design company does happy dance
Outpouring of support from community saves North Side music school

Pete Stark, congressman who reshaped health care, dies at 88

Former California Rep. Fortney "Pete" Stark Jr., an influential Democrat whose legislative work helped reshape America's health care system, has died. He was 88.


Bob Marley's kids celebrate late reggae icon's 75th birthday

At a celebration for Bob Marley's 75th birth anniversary, the late icon's children — famous in their own right — gathered to tell stories about the reggae king and discuss passing the musical torch to their own children.


For Auschwitz survivor, telling her story is reason to live

Bronia Brandman pulls up a sleeve on her leather jacket and shows the blue tattoo inked on her forearm that is a mute testimony to her pain under the Nazis at Auschwitz.


Former 'Bachelorette' contestant dies of apparent overdose

A former contestant on the reality TV show "The Bachelorette" has died of an apparent drug overdose after being found unresponsive in a Florida apartment, police said.


'NewsHour' host and debate moderator Jim Lehrer dies at 85

Jim Lehrer, longtime host of the nightly PBS "NewsHour" whose serious, sober demeanor made him the choice to moderate 11 presidential debates between 1988 and 2012, has died, PBS said Thursday. He was 85.