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Last of WWII black paratrooper pioneers dies at 96

The last living member of a pioneering unit that paved the way for the U.S. military's first black paratroopers has died. Clarence Beavers was 96.

Pioneering black journalist Simeon Booker dies at age 99

Simeon Booker, a trail-blazing African-American journalist and the first full-time black reporter at The Washington Post, died Sunday at the age of 99.


The dispute arose after Belle Plaine allowed a cross at a local veterans park.

Satanic Temple sues Belle Plaine for canceling park's public space

MnDOT's pink arrows along highways point to the future
Passing motorist among 3 killed in crash on Minn. hwy.; her 1-year-old among the dead
Multiple people seriously hurt in wrong-way crash on I-94 in Minneapolis

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The Panthers' Kevin Short celebrates a sack of Vikings quarterback Case Keenum on the Vikings last drive of the game.

Streak-snapper: Vikings make too many mistakes in 31-24 loss to Carolina

Souhan: Offensive line issues mount as big plays dwindle for Vikings
'They got it right.' Committee votes Morris into Hall of Fame
Don't assume Wentz's injury means Vikings will take home field from Eagles

Curio CEO Anne Sempowski Ward said Thymes’ Frasier Fir products have become part of many families’ holiday traditions.

The Frasier Fir candle, the 'smell of Christmas,' started in Minnesota

Analysts see fast-rising stock market slowing, but no big retreat expected
Smart businesses are helping workers take on growing caregiving role
As bitcoin soars, warnings of a bubble proliferate

A Metro Transit light-rail train in downtown Minneapolis made its way toward the stop for U.S. Bank Stadium, which will be the site of Super Bowl LII on Feb. 4.

A Metro Transit strike would be a Super Bowl loss for Twin Cities

Counterpoint: The Legislature was wrong to weaken tenure
In hindsight, Clarence Thomas needs to resign
Readers Write: Bike lanes, medical marijuana for treating autism, paying for government, cellphone signal inequity

A wooden model of US Bank Stadium built by Gregory Kelly of Minneapolis. Kelley spent about 400 hours of work over 7 months using about 6,400 toothpicks, 3 8-ounce bottles of glue. The dimensions are approximately 4 feet long, 3 feet wide, 1.5 feet tall. ] CARLOS GONZALEZ ï cgonzalez@startribune.com - November 30, 2017, Minneapolis, MN, Greg Kelly - Gregory Kelly wooden three-foot scale model of the US Bank Stadium took months to build, cost maybe $100 and is covered in toothpicks.

New Minnesotan puts 'spirit' (and 6,400 toothpicks) into U.S. Bank Stadium replica

Oft-burned Vikings fans temper joy to avoid Super Bowl jinx
With lots of hot new restaurants, Wayzata is suddenly 'the place to be'
Skiers head to Lake Tahoe for Olympic-worthy runs

Getting ready for Roy Moore

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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.


Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., talked Sunday about swift passage of a bill aimed at helping caregivers of those with autism and Alzheimer's and about the replacement for Sen. Al Franken.

Klobuchar: It doesn't matter if man or woman replaces Franken

8.8 million Americans face big tax hike if Republicans scrap the medical deduction
Joe Biden promotes book in Minneapolis about son's death
The Latest: RNC official quits over group's support of Moore

Last month, Ohio’s East Liverpool City Council sent a protest letter to the EPA over pollution from Heritage Thermal Services.

Under Trump, EPA has slowed actions against polluters, and put limits on enforcement officers

With last push, Democrats put discreet focus on black voters in Alabama
Oklahoma City officer shoots and kills man after scuffle
Racial dispute at beloved bakery roils liberal college town

In this May 11, 2016 photo, graffiti reading "Go Home" is sprayed on a map of bicycle paths at the entrance to Amsterdam's Vondelpark, a popular spot for tourists to ride their rental bicycles. "If the only reason for you to visit Amsterdam is to get loaded, to get stoned out of your mind, look, we can't hold you back from coming, but we don't want you here," City alderman Udo Kock said in a recent interview.

As 'overtourism' swamps Amsterdam, Dutch capital pushes back

South Korea imposes new sanctions on North Korea
Pentagon foresees a long road ahead fighting militants in Somalia
Asian shares advance following encouraging US jobs report

The Panthers' Kevin Short celebrates a sack of Vikings quarterback Case Keenum on the Vikings last drive of the game.

Streak-snapper: Vikings make too many mistakes in 31-24 loss to Carolina

Craig: Two huge Carolina runs helped ruin the Vikings afternoon
Souhan: Offensive line issues mount as big plays dwindle for Vikings
Five extra points: Keenum is Tarkentonesque, Diggs gets his way

Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns was fouled in the first quarter by Dallas forward Maximilian Kleber

Wolves claw out 97-92 victory over Dallas

Thibodeau is sticking with his eight-man rotation for now
Tyus Jones not just a spectator to younger brother Tre
Wolves-Dallas game recap

Minnesota Wild's Nino Niederreiter (22), center, is mobbed by teammates after his game-winning goal during overtime of an NHL hockey game against the San Jose Sharks, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, in San Jose, Calif. Minnesota won 4-3. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Overtime goal rescues Wild from Sharks after blown three-goal lead

Stalock grateful to Sharks for support through severe injury
Postgame: String of penalties sting but don't sink Wild
Wild cap off road trip with overtime win over Sharks

Mario Batali

Star chef Mario Batali accused of sexual misconduct by 4 women

Boyega escapes Atlanta snow, makes 'Last Jedi' premiere
'SNL' opens with kids putting Santa on the spot by asking about Franken, Moore
Slovenian magazine apologizes to US first lady Melania Trump

Actor Steve Reevis of 'Fargo,' 'Dancing With Wolves' dies

Actor Steve Reevis, who had supporting roles in the movies "Fargo" and "Last of the Dogmen," has died. He was 55.


Charlie Burbach, St. Paul teacher and principal, dies at 84

Charlie Burbach didn’t care much for school when he was young, but he went on to be an accomplished educator, ultimately hosting a U.S. president…


Longtime Washington state medical marijuana activist dies

JoAnna McKee, a pioneering medical marijuana activist in Washington state who went to sometimes difficult lengths to obtain the drug for the patients she served, has died at age 74.


Prize-winning author-critic William Gass dead at 93

William Gass, a leading experimental writer of the 1960s and '70s who went on to become an award-winning essayist and translator and an influence on many younger writers, died Wednesday at age 93.


Longtime FBI agent Harold 'Hal' Fabriz dies at 85

Harold “Hal” Fabriz, a veteran FBI agent who worked the front lines of the civil rights movement in the 1960s, helped prevent violence in Mississippi…