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longtime Stanford sports announcer Bob Murphy dies

Bob Murphy, the longtime voice of Stanford University sports who brought a folksy sense of community to his commentary for more than four decades, has died. He was 86.

Democratic New Jersey state Senator Jim Whelan dies at 68

Jim Whelan, a Democratic New Jersey state senator and former mayor of Atlantic City who worked to help revitalize the struggling seaside resort, has died. He was 68.


Minneapolis mayor Betsy Hodges and assistant police chief Medaria Arradondo addressed the media. They declined to comment on details of the officer shooting of a woman in south Minneapolis the night before because the BCA is assigned to the case .

Hodges defends L.A. trip soon after Justine Damond shooting

Minnesotans get Powerball fever as jackpot hits $700 million
Police: Twin Cities man who overdosed on heroin met dealer via Reddit
Damaged Minnehaha Academy hopes to move temporarily to Mendota Heights

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New Orleans Saints running back Adrian Peterson (28)

Reusse: Dear Adrian Peterson, you won't be getting a Minnesota Nice welcome home

Claeys writes he's proud of how he led Gophers football program
Wiggins firing agent, still expected to sign big Wolves deal
Future Gopher Daniel Oturu goes to camp, hangs with Kobe Bryant

Code42's new office space opened earlier this year.

Mpls.-based Code42 exiting consumer market to focus on other clients

Cargill, Bill Gates invest in startup to make meat without slaughter
Target taps Minsok Pak to be new chief strategy and innovation officer
Samsung seeks to restore reputation with new flame-free Note 8

Tracy Claeys on the sideline during the Gophers’ victory over Washington State in the Holiday Bowl last December. It was Claeys’ last game as the university’s head football coach.

Tracy Claeys: I'd do some things differently, but we accomplished much

Listen: Trump turns to the war in Afghanistan (and with the press)
Football and brain injuries: We spectators bear the blame, too
Trump's strategy on Afghanistan takes U.S. in right direction

Tucker Carlson takes a hard look at Trump

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People come and go from the Hamline Methodist Church Dining Hall in 1948.

Hamline marks 120 years of church dining at the Minnesota State Fair

Big Fat Bacon purveyor 'commands the room' from her wheelchair
Is MoviePass' $10-a-month deal to see new movies in theaters too good to be true?
Legendary Prince concert from Paisley Park coming to Showtime

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.


Associate Justice David Lillihaug posed a question during oral arguments at the Minnesota Supreme Court on Nov. 1, 2016 as Associate Judge G. Barry Anderson listened.

Minnesota Supreme Court will livestream hearings for first time

Trump blames the media for uproar over Charlottesville
Deadline looms for Congress to reauthorize insurance program for low-income kids
Former detective pleads guilty in tax-refund scheme

Residents and visitors look over the covered Ce statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee in Emancipation park in Charlottesville, Va., Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017. The move intended to symbolize the city's mourning for a woman killed while protesting a white nationalist rally earlier this month. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Wrapped: Charlottesville covers Confederate statues in black

Players hold breath as $700M Powerball jackpot drawing nears
'Hellboy' casting prompts backlash over 'whitewashing'
Company behind Dakota Access oil pipeline sues Greenpeace

In this image taken from video on Monday Aug. 21, 2017, shows police forensic investigators as they prepare to move a headless body of a woman that was found near Amager Denmark in the Baltic Sea where a missing Swedish journalist is believed to have died on a privately built submarine earlier this month.

Swedish journalist's torso found in submarine death mystery

Trump faces challenge of trying to break stalemate in Afghanistan
Italian boy credited with helping save brother after quake
Suspect says imam planned to blow himself up in Barcelona

Minnesota Twins' Eddie Rosario, right, celebrates in the dugout after he hit a two-run home run against the Chicago White Sox during the sixth inning of a baseball game in Chicago on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)

Three Twins home runs pair well with Gibson's gem in victory

Gee earns second start for Twins; Melville sent out
Royce Lewis, batting .385, bashes first homer after Cedar Rapids promotion
Twins call up right-handed reliever John Curtiss

New Orleans Saints running back Adrian Peterson (28)

Reusse: Dear Adrian Peterson, you won't be getting a Minnesota Nice welcome home

Craig: Vikings have to cut down on their red-zone penalties this season
Shurmur says no limits on roles for Dalvin Cook, Latavius Murray
Vikings rebrand charitable arm for youth health and wellness

Mel B is a judge on "America's Got Talent."

Mel B storms off 'America's Got Talent' after Cowell's crude joke about her

Taylor Swift ends intrigue, announces new album in November
Lindsey Vonn: Nude photo hack of phone 'despicable invasion of privacy'
Joss Whedon is a 'hypocrite preaching feminist ideals,' ex-wife Kai Cole says

Pioneering chair of Minnesota Orchestra put faith into practice

Nicky Carpenter did everything with gusto — so much so that she seemed to have crammed several lifetimes into one.As board chair of the Minnesota…


Thomas Meehan, Tony-winning story writer of 'Annie,' dies

Three-time Tony Award-winning book writer Thomas Meehan, best known for transforming the Little Orphan Annie cartoon strip into the smash Broadway musical "Annie," has died at age 88.


Hall of Fame baseball announcer Rafael 'Felo' Ramirez dies

Rafael "Felo" Ramirez, a Hall of Fame baseball radio broadcaster who was the signature voice for millions of Spanish-speaking sports fans over three decades, has died. He was 94.


Coroner: Jerry Lewis death was from end-stage heart disease

Authorities in Las Vegas say Jerry Lewis died of heart disease, but the wording of his death certificate differs from what was reported earlier.


When being a doctor was not an option, she became a nurse

In 1944, when Vija Vilks was 15, she and her family left her native Latvia to escape Russian occupation. They started to leave by land,…