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Obituary: The Rev. Richard Hillstrom was art collector, museum namesake


The Rev. Richard Hillstrom, a Lutheran minister who parlayed a modest salary, a discerning eye and a passion for American art into a museum-quality collection, has died. He was …

Obituary: Dr. Lee Wattenberg pioneered cancer prevention

Dr. Lee W. Wattenberg, a medical researcher at the University of Minnesota who helped jump-start the field of cancer prevention, finding weapons in the food people eat — including …

Obituary: Marv Helling's vision gave rise to the Prep Bowl

In 1982, the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) held the first Prep Bowl at the Metrodome. The idea for playing five championship football games on a single day …

Bob Simpson, co-developer of Saffir-Simpson scale, dies

Bob Simpson, a meteorologist who co-developed the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale which estimates potential property damage, has died.

Tuskegee Airman Lowell Steward dies in California at 95

Lowell Steward, a former member of the Tuskegee Airmen who flew well over 100 missions over Europe during World War II, has died in California. He was 95.

Obituary: Journalist, free-speech advocate Richard Kleeman loved to play with language

Living-room Scrabble games were vicious in the Kleeman home, where Dick Kleeman taught his children to love writing and language. An education and political reporter for the Minneapolis Tribune, Kleeman …

Innovative California Rabbi Harold Schulweis dies

Rabbi Harold Schulweis, an influential Conservative synagogue leader and scholar who fostered bold change, has died in Los Angeles at age 89.

AP IMPACT: Abused kids die as authorities fail to protect

An Associated Press investigation has found that at least 786 children died of abuse or neglect in the U.S. in a six-year span while in plain view of child protection officials.

Obituary: Lifelong learner George Gleeson loved to teach

George Gleeson called it the “rent-a-kid” program. It was his humorous way of talking about the students he sponsored to attend DeLaSalle or other private high schools, one of the …

Rescued dolphin dies at SeaWorld San Diego

A wounded dolphin rescued by Los Angeles County lifeguards and taken to SeaWorld in San Diego has died.