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Soldier or civilian, Ebola protocols not the same

A U.S. soldier returning from an Ebola response mission in West Africa would have to spend 21 days being monitored, isolated in a military facility away from family and the broader population. A returning civilian doctor or nurse who directly treated Ebola patients? Depends.

Obituary: Steve Griak, Minneapolis advertising great, dies at 85

For decades, every young creative hotshot in the Minneapolis advertising world wanted Steve Griak to shoot their commercials. It wasn’t just for his directorial skills, which were considerable. It was …

H. Gary Morse, who built senior utopia, dies at 77

Harold Gary Morse, who transformed his father's cluster of a few hundred mobile homes in central Florida into the gigantic retirement utopia The Villages and made it a must-stop …

Menino, Boston's longest-serving mayor, dies at 71

Thomas Menino, Boston's longest-serving mayor whose mumbling and occasional bumbling belied his political ingenuity and endeared him to a scrappy city whose very skyline he helped reshape, died Thursday. He was 71.

Obituary: U regent, Cargill executive David M. Larson had passion for business, education

David Larson was passionate about business and education, and a successful leader in both fields. He spent his entire career at Cargill, and rose through the ranks in management positions …


'House of Cards' actress Norment dies

Actress Elizabeth Norment, who portrayed the secretary to Kevin Spacey's hard-driving politico Frank Underwood in the Netflix series "House of Cards," has died. She was 61 years old.


Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Galway Kinnell dies

Galway Kinnell, the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet who opened up American verse in the 1960s and beyond through his forceful, spiritual takes on the outsiders and underside of contemporary life, has died at age 87.


Obituary: Dr. Richard Schindler, longtime Mayo clinician

Richard Schindler loved to climb onto a bike. Several years ago, he biked 2,900 miles from the Pacific to the Atlantic Ocean.


U of M regent David Larson dies at age 70

The retired Cargill executive endowed a scholarship and “cared deeply for students.”