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Daisy Josiah, refugee who became mother to an entire community, dies at 53

She died June 7 while riding in a truck that was struck outside an airport in Buffalo, N.Y., by a driver who left the scene.

Teacher Sara Sexton, who died at age 79, taught her Minneapolis students to cherish learning

Beloved teacher Sara Sexton spent her four-decade career in the Minneapolis Public Schools.

The beloved teacher spent her four-decade career in the Minneapolis Public Schools.

Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau posed for photos in the Pride parade Sunday in downtown Minneapolis.

Pride, protest and passion were on display at Twin Cities parade

Safe stolen during break-in of church just north of Twin Cities
Ridgedale Library to close soon for major overhaul aimed at connectivity needs
One dead, others ill after boating incident on St. Croix River

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Chicago Bulls' Jimmy Butler, left, slaps the ball out of Minnesota Timberwolves' Andrew Wiggins' hands during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016, in Chicago.

Butler joins the Wolves: What will it look like and what happens now?

Berrios vs. Sale starts off four-game Twins series in Boston
Michael Floyd expected to appear in Arizona court this afternoon
Sano continues to lead All-Star balloting at third base

General Mills unveiled its newest yogurt product, Oui by Yoplait, on Monday. With it, the company hopes to regain lost market share in U.S. yogurt sales.

General Mills takes the wraps off Oui, aiming to retake yogurt market

Business heats up for Burnsville-based building control firm 75F
Oil country eases into break from frantic growth
US stocks mostly higher in afternoon trading; oil recovers

Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis has told a Senate panel that President Donald Trump has given him the authority to make all of the ground-level military decisions in Afghanistan, including decisions about troop deployment:

American war policy: Mattis can't do it all alone

Improvements at North High lay foundation for even more academic advancement
The average American eats out five times a week. Why have restaurant sales fallen?
USS Fitzgerald incident recalls another disaster at sea


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Student Chelsea Pioske at adult summer camp at Flying Colors Trapeze.

A trapeze camp in Marine on St. Croix teaches adults how to be swingers

An author's 40-year fascination (and theory) about Duluth's Congdon Mansion murders
Guthrie Theater's 'Sunday in the Park' is an elegant stroll with art and heart
Minnesota has its own 'adventure cat' – Max the paddleboarding kitty

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.

U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff, the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee addresses the California Democratic Party convention, Saturday, May 20, 2017, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli) ORG XMIT: CARP127

Key Democrat agrees with Trump: Obama should have acted on hacks

Joe Arpaio on trial over immigration actions echoing Trump's
Sanders responds to ongoing fraud probe into wife's 2010 bank loan
The Latest: Prosecutor: Pharmacy head ran 'reckless' company

In this June 24, 2017, image made from a video provided by Leeann Winchell, a 14-year-old girl falls from an amusement park ride at Six Flags Great Escape Amusement Park in Queensbury, N.Y. After she lost her grip on the slow-moving gondola ride Saturday she fell into a crowd of park guests and employees gathered under the ride to catch her before she hit the ground.

Man catches teen falling from NY park ride: 'It's OK to let go'

Homes evacuated after California river swells from snowmelt
Winners at Sunday night's BET Awards in Los Angeles
A Fox News host confronted Jesse Ventura about his 'American Sniper' lawsuit

FILE - In this May 21, 1973 file photo, Spanish surrealist painter Salvador Dali, presents his first Chrono-Hologram in Paris, France. A Spanish judge on Monday June 26, 2017, has ordered the remains of artist Salvador Dali to be exhumed following a paternity suit by a woman named by Europa Press agency as Pilar Abel, 61 from the nearby city of Girona. Dali, considered one of the fathers of surrealism in art, died in 1989 and is buried in his museum in the northeastern town of Figueres.

Dali's remains to be exhumed in Spain for paternity test

London protests over man's death leave 4 police hospitalized
Toll from oil tanker fire in Pakistan climbs to 157
Scores missing in massive China landslide; 10 bodies found

Minnesota Twins' Jorge Polanco (11) and Eddie Rosario (20) celebrate after they defeated the Cleveland Indians in a baseball game, Sunday, June 25, 2017, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Twins back in first after shutting out Cleveland for second time in series

Twins' Rosario gets well quickly, leads sweep into first place
Hartman: Derek Falvey says Twins are adapting well to change
Sano continues to lead All-Star balloting at third base

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Michael Floyd

Michael Floyd expected to appear in Arizona court this afternoon

Vikings roster projection: Who will survive training camp?
Five position battles to watch in Vikings training camp
Chip Kelly on Vikings' new strength coach: He's 'cutting-edge'

Lady Gaga performs at Coachella Music & Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Club on Saturday, April 15, 2017, in Indio, Calif.

Gaga on gay pride: It's a time to shine light on equality

Schwarzenegger talks climate change with French president
Depp's 'assassin' comments the latest in celebrity anger
Trumps attend wedding of treasury secretary and actress

Mary Valastro, mother of 'Cake Boss' star, dies at 69

The mother of "Cake Boss" reality star Buddy Valastro has died. Mary Valastro was 69 years old.

Emmy-winning TV journalist Gabe Pressman dies at 93

Gabe Pressman, an intrepid, Emmy-winning journalist who still relished going to work at the age of 93, died in his sleep early Friday at a Manhattan hospital.

Obituary of 15-year-old who killed self cites school bullies

The family of a 15-year-old Pennsylvania girl who hanged herself says in her obituary that she had a tough life made worse by school bullies.

Rolling sequoia: Idaho tree tied to John Muir set for move

Not very often does a 10-story-tall, 800,000-pound landmark change locations. Especially one that's alive.

Former Kansas football standout Keith Loneker dies at 46

Keith Loneker, the former Kansas offensive lineman who spent three years in the NFL before becoming a modestly successful actor, died Thursday. He was 46.