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Obituary: Priscilla Cobb of St. Paul raised a village

Priscilla Cobb mothered nine children, 39 grandchildren, 57 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.She was the matriarch to her family — and the St. Paul neighborhood where…

Charlie Boone, legendary WCCO morning radio host, dies at 88

“Boone and Erickson,” Boone’s 37-year collaboration with Roger Erickson, was one of the most popular shows on radio from the 1960s to the 1990s.

Longtime WCCO host Charlie Boone has died at age 88

A popular radio host who entertained listeners in Minnesota for more than five decades has died at age 88.

Obituary: Clint Shaw, WWII commander, hotel manager and befriender of stars

To Clint Shaw, the world — the galaxy, even — was his playground. In retirement, he toured the world three times aboard an educational cruise…

Jim Perry, host of 'Card Sharks' and other '70s-'80s game shows, dies at 82

Jim Perry, who hosted the popular ’70s and ’80s NBC game shows “Card Sharks” and “Sale of the Century,” died Friday at age 82.

James Lagier, former AP bureau chief, has died

James C. Lagier, a former Associated Press bureau chief in the U.S. and Japan whose four-decade career included covering nuclear tests in the Pacific, filing the bulletin on Robert F. Kennedy's death and overseeing AP's reporting of the 1995 Kobe earthquake that killed more than 6,000 people, has died.

Founder of Ohio U visual communication program dies at 91

Chuck Scott, who founded the visual communication program at Ohio University and served as the school's director for many years, has died. Scott was 91.

Austin Kiplinger, journalist and publisher, dies at 97

Austin Kiplinger, the longtime chairman and editor-in-chief of a financial publishing company that bore his name, has died, his son said. He was 97.

Obituary: Carl Weschcke built Llewellyn into prolific publisherabout spirituality, mysticism

Time waits for no one, including a spiritualist philosopher who studied the afterlife extensively. Carl Weschcke told many friends he expected to live to age…

Obituary: Businessman Earl Mosiman stayed in motion

If there was one constant in Earl Mosiman’s 94 years, it was motion.Mosiman, who died on Oct. 29, kept moving nearly all his life.He swooped…

John Zuccotti, former New York deputy mayor, dies at 78

A former New York City deputy mayor and real estate developer whose namesake plaza in Manhattan became the home base of the Occupy Wall Street movement has died. John Zuccotti was 78.

Bruce Dayton given simple, respectful farewell

Raising his right hand, Gov. Mark Dayton ended his eulogy for his father, Bruce, with a familiar family gesture Thursday. Pressing his fingers to his…

Obituary: Faith Lowell, admired landscape painter and mentor to St. Paul artists

She reveled in the outdoors and loved painting it.

Holiday albums from Kenny Rogers, Kylie Minogue and more

A review of holiday albums released this year.____Kenny Rogers, "Once Again It's Christmas" (Warner)If country legend Kenny Rogers sticks to his guns, "Once Again it's…

Mal Whitfield, Olympian who served in Foreign Service, dies

Mal Whitfield, a Tuskegee airman who won Olympic track and field titles in the 800 meters in 1948 and 1952 and served for decades as…

Head of think tank that helped produce Pentagon Papers dies

Henry S. Rowen, an American policymaker and Stanford University economist who was president of the RAND Corp. when it helped produce the Pentagon Papers, has died, university officials announced Thursday.

Obituary: Alice M. Evans was a mother to 12, but 'Madear' to many more

The generous spirit of Alice Mae Evans will live for generations. Evans fed, bathed, loved and reared neglected children throughout her 87-year life, even as…

Former NFL QB Doug Flutie says both parents die in same hour

Former NFL quarterback Doug Flutie says both of his parents died within an hour of each other.

One of last original Tuskegee Airmen instructors dies at 96

Milton Pitts Crenchaw, a flight instructor who trained the Tuskegee Airmen — the first African-Americans to fly combat airplanes in World War II — has died in Georgia. He was 96.