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Obituary: U Prof. Josef Mestenhauser championed Czech culture

For nearly half his life, Josef Mestenhauser lived a sort of double life. In Minnesota, he was a revered professor who won international awards promoting student exchange programs around the …

Jeremy Brown, Scott Weiland & the Wildabouts guitarist, dies

Musician Jeremy Brown, a guitarist for Scott Weiland & the Wildabouts, died a day before the release of the band's debut album. He was 34 years old.

Obituary: Jack Puterbaugh, DFL stalwart and advance man for JFK's final trip

Jack Puterbaugh, a stalwart DFL activist and advance man in Minnesota in the 1950s, could never have guessed that when he went to Dallas in November 1963 to make …

Wisconsin trooper who died in the line of duty buried

The young trooper killed in a confrontation with a bank robbery suspect in Fond du Lac has been laid to rest.

Tony winner and Neil Simon director Gene Saks dies at 93

Gene Saks, a prolific actor-director who teamed with playwright and fellow New Yorker Neil Simon on hit Broadway and movie productions of such Simon comedies as "The Odd Couple" and "Brighton Beach Memoirs," has died. He was 93.


Obituary: Priscilla Stanko channeled grief into Ronald McDonald House at U of Minn.

More than 4,000 families a year spend nights at the Ronald McDonald House, a shelter on the University of Minnesota campus that Priscilla Lou Stanko helped start after her …


Oscar-nominated Czech cameraman Miroslav Ondricek dies at 80

Miroslav Ondricek, the Czech director of photography who was twice nominated for the Academy Awards, has died. He was 80.


Rosewood massacre activist dies at 72

Arnett Doctor, a key figure responsible for securing reparations for victims of the Rosewood massacre, has died in the Tampa Bay area following a long illness. He was 72.


Image of Asia: Waiting to pay respects to Singapore's Lee

In this photo by Wong Maye-E, tents in a grassy area in front of the Singapore skyline provide shade for people standing in line to pay their respects for …