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Gospel star Edwin Hawkins, known for 'Oh Happy Day,' dies

Gospel singer Edwin Hawkins performs during an event celebrating Black Music Month in the East Room of the White House, June 17, 2008.

Edwin Hawkins, the gospel star best known for the crossover hit "Oh Happy Day" and as a major force for contemporary inspirational music, died Monday at age 74.

Wisconsin service held for Costa Rica plane crash victim

Hundreds of people gathered in western Wisconsin to remember a local woman who died in a charter plane crash in Costa Rica on New Year's Eve.


Server Peter Tazin took an order from Mayo colleagues, from the left, Hannah Wright, Jean Fox, Stacy Weelborg and Ruth Grimm in an igloo on the rooftop at La Vetta on Wednesday, January 10, 2018, in Rochester, Minn.

Rochester's popular rooftop 'igloo' dining may not survive

Investigator finds no bullying by Stillwater school board members
Lino Lakes cuts nearly 30 recreation programs, staff position
Minneapolis, St. Paul, suburbs call first snow emergencies of winter

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Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen wore the expression of shock after the improbable, last-play victory over New Orleans on Sunday night.

Back to earth, Vikings move on to prepare for Eagles

Saints coach taunted Vikings with 'Skol clap' just before winning score
Gophers' unsightly slide ends with overtime victory at Penn State
Gophers assistant head football coach Linguist leaves for Texas A&M

FILE - This Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, file photo, shows a portion of the UnitedHealth Group Inc.'s campus in Minnetonka, Minn.

UnitedHealth Group doubles its profit, suprasses $200B in revenue

State of Minnesota makes progress on minority contracting, employment
Citigroup reports $18.3 billion loss, caused by new tax law
Fraud trial against former Starkey executives starts Tuesday

Sack cartoon: Minnesota Vikings

Getting a flu shot is even more important when vaccine effectiveness ebbs
Reflections of a Minnesotan from a country on the president's list
Readers Write: Minnesota Vikings, earmarks, nuclear energy, well testing, smoking on Nicollet Mall, '40 books we should all read'

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Cat Polivoda at her plus-size resale store, Cake, in south Minneapolis. “Diets don’t make a lot of people healthier or happier,” she said.

More Minnesota women are ditching diets: 'Weight loss is not a goal for me'

New hospital gown puts an end to exposed rear ends
Signature in hymnal sets Minnesota woman on search for MLK's favorite hymn
City of Lakes Loppet starter: 'My customer is the racer'

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.


FILE- In this April 9, 2017, file photo, White House chief strategist Steve Bannon steps off Air Force One as he arrives at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. Breitbart News Network announced Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, that the former White House chief strategist is stepping down as chairman of the conservative news site. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

House panel interviewing Bannon after his fall from power

Senator to DOT: Press foreign airlines on JFK communication
Sen. Jeff Flake will compare Trump to Stalin in a speech this week
As snow coats roads in Deep South, Louisiana freeways close

President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump, right, arrive at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, to board Marine One for a short trip to Washington. Trump spent the holiday weekend at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

On King day, Trump mentioned as much as civil rights leader

Jeep updates Cherokee compact SUV to compete in hot market
Inmate convicted of giving fatal buttocks injection dies
Arizona police arrest 80-year-old man in armed bank robbery

FILE - This is a April 30, 2008 file photo of submarine owner Peter Madsen.

Danish man charged with killing reporter on his submarine

Across the Mideast, Palestinians brace for Trump aid cuts
South Africa summons U.S. envoy to demand explanation for Trump comments
East China Sea slick fire from sunken oil tanker burns out

Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen wore the expression of shock after the improbable, last-play victory over New Orleans on Sunday night.

Back to earth, Vikings move on to prepare for Eagles

Vikings, Saints and 10 seconds of 'Seven Heaven'
Scoggins: Vikings' epic sports moment is seared in our memory
Did we just watch the greatest game in the Vikings' 57-year history?

Veteran Jamal Crawford of the Wolves has the sixth most 3-pointers in NBA history.

Winning without threes: Wolves defy what's trendy in the NBA

Wolves sign Amile Jefferson to two-way contract
Wolves complete perfect homestand with rout of Trail Blazers
A closer look at the Wolves' grand homestand

Vancouver Canucks Ben Hutton (27) controls the puck in front of Minnesota Wild's Mikael Granlund (64) in the first period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)

Wild ends otherwise productive week with OT loss

Wild players, staff make plans for five-day break
Burnsville's Boeser becoming fixture as Canucks rookie
Meet the Star Tribune's new sports analytics writer, Chris Hine

Michelle Williams and Mark Wahlberg in “All the Money in the World.”

After outcry, Mark Wahlberg donates $1.5 million film fee

Gospel star Edwin Hawkins, known for 'Oh Happy Day,' dies
Katie Couric breaks silence on Matt Lauer: 'I had no idea'
Liam Neeson: Some sex allegations, such as Keillor case, 'bit of a witch hunt'

Obituary: Reed Schmidt, Atwater's former police chief, dies at 67

Jerry Spencer remembers sitting on the Atwater City Council in the mid-1990s, conducting interview after interview in search of a new police chief for the central Minnesota town, population 1,100. Reed Schmidt stood out. Social, friendly and outgoing, "he just seemed like the man for the position," Spencer said.


2 lung transplants save Wisconsin man's life

Guitarist and human services provider Kaj Anderson is a walking miracle.


Sarah Janecek, longtime political commentator, dies at 57

She died of a severe septic infection in a hospital in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, her family said.


Racial firestorm surrounds Trump at MLK holiday

The first Martin Luther King Jr. holiday of Donald Trump's presidency is taking place amid a racial firestorm of Trump's own making.


Leaders say Trump presidency is at odds with MLK's legacy

The first Martin Luther King Jr. holiday of Donald Trump's presidency is taking place amid a racial firestorm of Trump's own making.