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Luc Bondy, Swiss opera, theater director, dies at 67

Luc Bondy, a Swiss opera, theater and film director who staged productions on renowned stages across Europe and the United States, has died. He was 67.

Olene Walker, Utah's first female governor, dies at 85

Olene Smith Walker, who prioritized education as the first and only female governor of Utah and later established an institute to help students pursue public service careers, died Saturday at 85 in Salt Lake City.

Obituary: Steve Fiscus helped veterans get government benefits for Parkinson's disease

Steve Fiscus spent his last years scouring medical research, visiting congressional offices and posting in online forums, urging anyone to listen to his concern: He…

Obituary: Engineer Max Goldberg led committees on Hiawatha corridor planning

As Minneapolis citizens and community leaders sat down to study dozens of options for a swath of land cutting from downtown to the airport in…

Former Virginia House speaker, Norfolk treasurer dies at 87

A former speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates whose political career spanned decades has died.

Robert O'Connor, longtime Edina, Minnesota and national hockey coach, had to be on the ice

To legions of Edina, Minnesota and USA hockey players, coaches and fans, Robert John “Bob” O’Connor was known simply as “O’C,” a walking encyclopedia of…

Attorney: Alabama inmate seeking freedom from death row dies

An Alabama death row inmate who was seeking to overturn his murder conviction has died, one of his attorneys said Thursday.

Noted oceanographer John Knauss dies at 90

A former administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration whose work is credited with highlighting the fragility of the world's oceans, has died. John A. Knauss was 90.

Obituary: Irma Wyman was Honeywell's first female CIO, Episcopal deacon

A professor once told Irma Wyman that women had no place in engineering and that no matter what she did, she would fail his class.…

Alabama attorney in landmark libel case dies at age 91

An Alabama attorney who was involved in a landmark U.S. Supreme Court libel case died Tuesday night in Montgomery.

Key figure in keeping gay groups out of Boston parade dies

John "Wacko" Hurley, the longtime leader of the Boston St. Patrick's Day parade and the plaintiff in a 1995 U.S. Supreme Court case that allowed organizers to bar gay groups, has died. He was 85.

Veteran soap actor David Canary dies at age 77

Longtime soap opera actor David Canary, best known for his role as twin brothers on "All My Children," has died at age 77.

Douglass North, co-recipient of 1993 Nobel Prize, dies

Douglass C. North, a St. Louis economist who was a co-recipient of the 1993 Nobel Prize in economic sciences, has died. He was 95.

Obituary: Priscilla Cobb of St. Paul raised a village

Priscilla Cobb mothered nine children, 39 grandchildren, 57 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.She was the matriarch to her family — and the St. Paul neighborhood where…

Charlie Boone, legendary WCCO morning radio host, dies at 88

“Boone and Erickson,” Boone’s 37-year collaboration with Roger Erickson, was one of the most popular shows on radio from the 1960s to the 1990s.

Longtime WCCO host Charlie Boone has died at age 88

A popular radio host who entertained listeners in Minnesota for more than five decades has died at age 88.

Obituary: Clint Shaw, WWII commander, hotel manager and befriender of stars

To Clint Shaw, the world — the galaxy, even — was his playground. In retirement, he toured the world three times aboard an educational cruise…

Jim Perry, host of 'Card Sharks' and other '70s-'80s game shows, dies at 82

Jim Perry, who hosted the popular ’70s and ’80s NBC game shows “Card Sharks” and “Sale of the Century,” died Friday at age 82.

James Lagier, former AP bureau chief, has died

James C. Lagier, a former Associated Press bureau chief in the U.S. and Japan whose four-decade career included covering nuclear tests in the Pacific, filing the bulletin on Robert F. Kennedy's death and overseeing AP's reporting of the 1995 Kobe earthquake that killed more than 6,000 people, has died.