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Author, newspaper columnist Jay Cronley dies at 73

Oklahoma-based author Jay Cronley, whose books were made into movies starring some of Hollywood's most notable funnymen, has died at age 73.

Boscov's chairman remembered as energetic businessman

Late department store chairman Albert Boscov was remembered as an energetic businessman, a caring person and a tireless cheerleader for the city he loved.

The Skyway Senior Center is a place for individuals over the age of 50 to socialize and participate in various classes, events and informational sessions.

Downtown Minneapolis' Skyway Senior Center may close at the end of March

St. Anthony officer pleads not guilty in Philando Castile shooting death
Seeking 'gender inclusivity,' U sheds homecoming king and queen titles
Hunt on for Level 3 sex offender charged with impregnating Twin Cities preteen girl

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With the Wild coming off its bye week and beginning a stretch of 23 games in 41 days, Wild forwards Zach Parise and Jason Pominville have been diagnosed with the mumps and missed Monday’s game against Los Angeles.

Wild's Parise, Pominville diagnosed with mumps

Vikings' Thielen working overtime in the gym ­— as part-owner
Chase for eighth: Wolves, Kings pursuing final playoff spot tonight
Twins stumble upon a hidden gem in Fernando Romero

TCF Bank CEO Craig Dahl.

TCF Financial touts progress, but investors remain cautious

For first time, United to offer flights out of Rochester
An open thank you letter to millennials (from a Gen-X manager)
Slammed by the flu, businesses scramble to get work done

Today, many Americans are rhetorically conservative but behaviorally liberal.

'Big government' is ever growing, but it's on the sly

Now it's up to states to protect LGBTQ civil rights
The Trump budget: Keep civil legal aid off the chopping block
Readers Write (Feb. 28): DNC leadership, the Jewish and Muslim communities, wages, girls' basketball, cellphone distraction

Academy Awards

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Sting will play the Myth in Maplewood on Thursday.

Renaissance man Sting returns to rock, and to the Twin Cities

Neil Gaiman offers Norse tales as bracing as the north wind
Black Bride editor: Diversity still a challenge in bridal business
Mystic Lake revives its amphitheater with Santana

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.

Former President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush attend the 58th Presidential Inauguration.

George W. Bush on President Trump and Russia: 'We all need answers'

Pence asks Indiana court to keep some governor emails secret
How the Trump White House is trying to intimidate journalists
Owners of small liquor stores gird for Sunday hours

In this 2012 photo provided by a former member of the church, Word of Faith Fellowship leader Jane Whaley, center, holds a baby, accompanied by her husband, Sam, center right, and others during a ceremony in the church's compound in Spindale, N.C. From all over the world, they flocked to this tiny town in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, lured by promises of inner peace and eternal life. What many found instead: years of terror _ waged in the name of the Lord.

Ex-congregants reveal years of ungodly abuse in N.C. church

Another Jewish cemetery vandalized and again Muslims reach out to help
Mardi Gras crash suspect's alcohol level 3 times legal limit
Supreme Court considers sex offenders' social media use

Kim Jong Nam, the eldest son of then North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, was killed by an extremely toxic nerve agent known as VX.

North Korea's secret police, ministry organized assassination, South Korea finds

Nazi's son returns art that his family looted in Poland
Militant group posts video claiming to show beheading of German hostage
Flooding leaves millions without water in Chile

Gophers coach Marlene Stollings tried to rally her players during halftime of their game vs. Purdue earlier this month at Williams Arena.

Ice-cold Gophers women's team hoping to warm up in Big Ten tournament

Gophers' 14-0 start among the best in college softball
Souhan blog: Forget tournament worries, U men's hoop fans, and focus on fun season
'Lynch with another block ... ' Watch all 11 blocks vs. Penn State

With the Wild coming off its bye week and beginning a stretch of 23 games in 41 days, Wild forwards Zach Parise and Jason Pominville have been diagnosed with the mumps and missed Monday’s game against Los Angeles.

Wild's Parise, Pominville diagnosed with mumps

New Wild teammates welcome arrival of Hanzal
Dalpe claimed off waivers; Wild's Boudreau, players react to big trade
Wild-Winnipeg game preview

The "In Memoriam" segment during the Oscars paid tribute to costume designer and four-time nominee Janet Patterson, but used a photo of Australian producer Jan Chapman, who is still alive.

Another Oscar mix up: 'In Memoriam' showed still-living producer

Clooney uses Cesar award to warn about hate in age of Trump
Syrian who worked on nominated film can't attend Oscars
7-foot-7 'Game of Thrones' actor Neil Fingleton dies at 36

Obituary: Minnetonka veteran used medical skills to save other POWs in World War II

Alois "Al" Kopp was a pharmacist's mate on the USS Houston in 1942 when it was torpedoed and sank in the South Pacific. Almost two-thirds…

'Apollo 13' and 'Titanic' actor Bill Paxton dies at 61

Bill Paxton, a prolific and charismatic actor who had memorable roles in such blockbusters as "Apollo 13" and "Titanic" while also cherishing his work in "One False Move" and other low-budget movies and in the HBO series "Big Love," has died from complications due to surgery. He was 61.

Joseph Wapner, star of 'The People's Court,' dead at 97

Joseph Wapner, the retired Los Angeles judge who presided over "The People's Court" with steady force during the heyday of the reality courtroom show, died Sunday at age 97.

Storm chasers honor "Twister" star with GPS tribute

Nearly 200 storm chasers paid tribute Sunday to the late actor Bill Paxton by spelling out his initials using GPS coordinates on a map depicting…

Reaction to the death of actor Bill Paxton

Reaction to the death of film and TV actor Bill Paxton, of "Titanic," ''Aliens," ''The Terminator," ''Apollo 13" and the HBO series "Big Love" fame: