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Brenda Barnes, executive who quit to raise children, dies

Brenda Barnes, whose decision to leave the top job at Pepsi-Cola set off a national debate about mothers in the workforce, has died at age 63.

The Rev. John Guttermann, immigrant advocate, dies at age 69

Natalie Sinkler, a child protection worker, took a call at an office in northeast Minneapolis.

Hennepin County leads state in 24/7 child protection response

GOP gains bring fresh hope as abortion foes rally in St. Paul
Redlining suit against Chaska bank tests limits of bias laws
Fake cash popping up in Grand Forks, Duluth

Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns hung from the hoop after dunking against the Nuggets in the first half Sunday.

Towns, Dunn spark Wolves to fifth win in seven games

Souhan: Signs point toward a dramatic Super Bowl
Fatigued Wild starts quickly, then falls to Predators
Packers pounded by Atlanta for NFC title

North Minneapolis business people Marcus Owens, Tara Watson and Roger Cummings, outside Watson's chiropractic, home-health and Anytime Fitness enterprises on W. Broadway Avenue, just east of Penn Avenue. Photo:

Thor Cos. headquarters move expected to be catalyst for near-North Side economy

Why the Allina-Aetna partnership could shake up insurance market
Marijuana brands can trademark almost anything, except marijuana
Redlining suit against Chaska bank tests limits of bias laws

Pope John Paul II rested his hand on the Western Wall in the Old City of Jerusalem during a 2000 visit.

Holocaust remembrance: From the killing fields, an Abrahamic voice

Greater MSP's efforts benefit St. Paul
How much is 'Green Bling' costing your town or city?
Readers Write (Jan. 23): Freeway protests, the concentration of wealth, the human diet, alternate lake names, light rail

Trump — a flow chart

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Penny's Coffee in Minneapolis.

How Instagram is changing the game for Twin Cities restaurants

Politics shades Beamish concerto premiered by SPCO
Great Northern mega-festival embraces Minnesota as 'winter capital of America'
Review: Red Hot Chili Peppers find their groove again

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.

President Donald Trump speaks during a White House senior staff swearing in ceremony in the East Room of the White House, Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017, in Washington.

Trump stands firm; he will not release his tax returns

GOP gains bring fresh hope as abortion foes rally in St. Paul
Dayton's State of the State will set stage for 2017 session
Supreme Court rejects Texas appeal over voter ID law

A volunteer helps salvage a Hall Avenue resident's personal belongings as cleanup continued in the Hattiesburg, Miss., neighborhoods that were destroyed from Saturday's twister Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017. Powerful storms kicked up deadly tornadoes as a fast-moving storm system punched through the Southeast for a second day on Sunday, authorities said.

19 die amid apparent winter tornadoes, other storms in South

US gas prices drop a cent over 2 weeks to $2.36 a gallon
Alec Baldwin's Trump wasn't on 'SNL,' but mock-Putin was
A loud roar and 'let's go guys' as storm strikes Georgia

Italian Mountain Rescue Corps "Corpo Nazionale Soccorso Alpino e Speleologico" shows Soccorso Alpino volunteers and rescuers at work in the area of the avalanche-struck Hotel Rigopiano, near Farindola, central Italy, late Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017.

Italy crews find 3 puppies alive under avalanche-hit hotel

Fight for the right: Dutch PM says integrate or leave
Avalanche survivors: sipping tea, then world crashed down
Gambia's ex-leader made off with millions, luxury cars

Brett Pfarr, left, led off the Gophers' 28-9 victory over Indiana in Bloomington, Ind., on Sunday with a technical fall over Norman Conley 24-9 and recording 11 takedowns in the match. Photo is courtesy of the University of Minnesota. For more Gophers photos, go to

Minnesota Scene: Gophers wrestlers trounce Indiana

So close: Final shot in OT hits rim, Gophers lose to Wisconsin
1972 hoops brawl made for one nasty night in U's sports history
Wisconsin's big second period ends Gophers' winning streak at seven

Nashville's Victor Arvidsson. left, celebrated as the puck went past Wild goalie Darcy Kuemper for the go-ahead goal by Filip Forsberg in the third period. ] CARLOS GONZALEZ - January 22, 2017, St. Paul, MN, Xcel Energy Center, NHL, Hockey, Nashville Predators at Minnesota Wild

Fatigued Wild starts quickly, then falls to Predators

In-season goalie gear switch irritates Wild's Dubnyk
Postgame: Lethargic Wild gives away two-goal lead
Wild Minute: Wild blows another two-goal lead, loses to Nashville

Maggie Roche, pop-folk singer-songwriter, anchored the close harmonies of the Roches.

Maggie Roche, who harmonized with her sisters, dies at 65

Stacey Dash Exits Fox News, Twitter Rejoices
'SNL': Aziz Ansari Monologue Tackles Racists Going Public in the Age of Trump (Video)
Madonna defends her anti-Trump speech at women's march

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Charlie Liteky, who gave back his Medal of Honor, dies

Charlie Liteky, an Army chaplain in Vietnam who was awarded the Medal of Honor for rescuing more than 20 wounded men but later gave it back in protest and became a peace activist, has died.

Maggie Roche of The Roches sister vocal trio dies at 65

Maggie Roche, the folk-rock singer-songwriter who since the mid-1970s had performed and recorded as a trio and in pairs with her two sisters, has died.

Harry Middleton, LBJ speechwriter and historian, dies at 95

Harry Middleton, a former speechwriter to Lyndon B. Johnson and later the longtime director of his presidential library, has died. He was 95.

Longtime Miami Herald sports columnist Edwin Pope dies at 88

Edwin Pope, an award-winning sports columnist who covered the first 47 Super Bowls and spent more than 50 years with the Miami Herald, has died at 88.

'NCIS: Los Angeles' star Miguel Ferrer dies at 61

Miguel Ferrer, who brought stern authority to his featured role on CBS' hit "NCIS: Los Angeles" and, before that, to NBC crime drama "Crossing Jordan," has died.