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NBC reporter, Latina journalism pioneer Cecilia Alvear dies

Cecilia Alvear, who fought for Latino inclusion in newsrooms and reached unprecedented heights for a Hispanic woman in journalism in a decades-long career with NBC news, has died, her partner said Tuesday.

Obituary: Marietta E. Spencer worked to change adoption in U.S.

With less than a year to go before Super Bowl LII at U.S. Bank Stadium, a group of local leaders is quietly meeting to map out strategies to combat sex trafficking before and after the event.

Super Bowl group quietly plans sex trafficking prevention efforts

Off-duty cop who stopped terror attack in St. Cloud mall wins officer of the year
Earthquake? Controlled blast at Mankato quarry shakes up the city
In fast-growing Uptown, Suburban World Theatre gets ready for next chapter

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Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon.

Will Vikings 'red dot' Mixon, a scarlet letter for high-risk draft prospects?

After walks, Twins mash their way to 8-1 victory over Rangers
Wild GM Fletcher sidesteps negatives, cites 'remarkably consistent' season
Souhan: Peterson's Week 1 return is latest in Vikings' ongoing drama

MyPillow laid off 140 workers after a drop in sales, CEO Mike Lindell said.

MyPillow lays off 140 workers because of slower sales

Polaris' first-quarter results are better than expected
Strong first quarter boosts 3M's outlook for 2017
Michael Fanuele will leave General Mills as chief creative officer

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump bought cookies during a visit to Eat’n Park restaurant in Moon Township, Pa.

Body-shaming in America: Not 'fit' to be president?

Medical providers need to take leadership role in U.S. health reform debate
Sack cartoon: At the edge with Trump on health care
Readers Write (April 26): Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges' revelation about abuse, buffer strips, Edina and the smoking age, renaming Lake Calhoun

At the edge with Trump on health care

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Ex-Tom Barnard sidekick Terri Traen no longer working at KQRS

Son of State Fair's cheese curd originators fighting loss of family's stand
Lucinda Williams is planning a 'Sweet Old' treat for First Ave on Friday
For women, 'The Handmaid's Tale' is a terrifying warning

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.

Protesters marched in Los Angeles in February. A federal judge in California temporarily blocked the Trump administration's efforts to withhold funding from cities that limit their cooperation with federal immigration enforcement.

Judge blocks Trump threat to pull funds for 'sanctuary cities'

Minn. GOP Chairman Downey attacks deputy as election nears
Minn. native running for Va. governor gets into flap over Confederate statues
Air Force launches unarmed missile for test in California

Former NFL player Joe McKnight’s death is a high-profile example of what has been a marked increase in the use of guns in such confrontations, a new analysis shows.

Road rage cases with guns more than doubles in 3 years, report says

New issue in executions: Should the death chamber be silent?
Hope for preemies as artificial womb helps tiny lambs grow
Google targets 'fake news,' offensive search suggestions

U.S. military vehicle moves past banners opposing a plan to deploy an advanced U.S. missile defense system called Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense, or THAAD, as South Korean police officers stand guard in Seongju, South Korea, Wednesday, April 26, 2017. South Korea says key parts of a contentious U.S. missile defense system have been installed a day after rival North Korea showed off its military power.

US sets up missile defense in S. Korea as North shows power

Ivanka Trump hears groans as she defends father in Berlin
Thai father kills 11-month-old daughter live on Facebook
World's last male northern white rhino gets help from Tinder

Forward Tyler Sheehy will be the captain for the Gophers men’s hockey team next season. Photo is courtesy of the University of Minnesota. For more Gophers photos, go to

Sheehy chosen Gophers men's hockey captain

Pitino offers 2018 scholarship to Pennsylvania power forward
Apple Valley's Tre Jones says 'great to see' Gophers making major strides
Minnesota Scene: Record crowd watches Gophers finish softball sweep

Minnesota Wild general manager Chuck Fletcher, left, and coach Bruce Boudreau met with media members to wrap up the season and to look to the future Tuesday.

Wild GM Fletcher sidesteps negatives, cites 'remarkably consistent' season

Granlund doesn't blame broken hand for playoff struggles
Lucky Eric Staal's head injury 'could have been a lot worse'
Souhan: Five playoff games isn't good enough, no matter what Fletcher says

FILE - In this June 19, 2015, file photo, Iowa farmer Chris Soules, a former star of ABC's "The Bachelor," speaks during a news conference before a NASCAR event in Newton, Iowa. Soules was booked early Tuesday, April 25, 2017, after his arrest on a charge of leaving the scene of a fatal accident near Arlington, Iowa. Police said he fled the scene of a fatal traffic accident.

'Bachelor' star Chris Soules charged in deadly Iowa crash

Scott Baio explains remarks on Erin Moran after backlash
NPR's Robert Siegel to step down as host of 'All Things Considered'
C.J.: Proud papa Orenstein says writer Peggy learned early to stand her ground

'Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance' author dead

Robert M. Pirsig, whose philosophical novel "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance" became a million-selling classic and cultural touchstone after more than 100 publishers turned it down, died Monday at age 88.

Minnesota couple married 64 years die just hours apart

John and Anne Alexander died last week at a care center in Detroit Lakes, Minn. "They took that 'Until death do us part' seriously," their daughter said.

Erin Moran, Joanie Cunningham in "Happy Days," dies at 56

Erin Moran, the former child star who played Joanie Cunningham in the sitcoms "Happy Days" and "Joanie Loves Chachi," has died. She was 56.

Hollywood agent and producer Sandy Gallin dies at 76

Sandy Gallin, an agent and talent manager who guided the careers of such luminaries as Barbra Streisand, Dolly Parton, Cher and Nicole Kidman, as well as being a TV, movie and Broadway producer, has died in Los Angeles. He was 76.

Erin Moran, who played Joanie Cunningham in 'Happy Days,' dies at 56

Erin Moran, the former child star who played Joanie Cunningham in the TV sitcoms "Happy Days" and "Joanie Loves Chachi," died Saturday at age 56.