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Former Gophers football star Keith Fahnhorst dies at 66

Keith Fahnhorst, with the 49ers in 1983.

The St. Cloud native played for St. Cloud Tech and then joined the Gophers, where he was an All-Big Ten tight end in 1973. He won two Super Bowls with the 49ers.

Kate Spade's funeral to be held in birthplace of Kansas City

A funeral will be held for fashion designer Kate Spade this week in Kansas City, where she was born.


Hwy. 23 in Carlton County in northeastern Minnesota was washed out by heavy weekend rains.

Heavy rain washes out roads across NE Minn., NW Wis.; 1 killed

Minneapolis council members want review of 'appalling' ketamine use
Macalester athletic director abruptly leaves post
Light rail service resumes in downtown Minneapolis

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Miguel Sano, left, and Byron Buxton were the future of Twins baseball just a few seasons ago, but their ongoing struggles have the organization concer

Scoggins: Young Twins' struggles leave organization at a crossroads

Apple Valley's Trent Jr. ready to head into NBA
Hughes could endanger Sherels' roster spot with Vikings
Three-hit shutout carries Stillwater to 4A baseball championship

Blue Cross and Mayo said their agreement is noteworthy because of its five-year duration and that they aspire to share decisionmaking on emerging tech

Blue Cross, Mayo Clinic agree to new contract

Companies come, companies go. Do headquarters still matter?
Twin Cities home listings rose in May, but sales fell for sixth straight month
Enbridge makes more promises as regulators begin deliberating on proposed $2.6 billion pipeline

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, speaking last week in Fort Wayne, Ind., cited a Bible passage from Romans in his defense of the Trump administrat

Jeff Sessions, immigration and the Bible: The problems with citing a passage to support an opinion

The primary's the thing in Minnesota's Fifth Congressional District
Child separations at the border: Trump administration's case depends on the audience
Readers Write: Child separations at the border, urban density

Sack cartoon: Skyscraper raccoon, post-fame
Skyscraper raccoon, post-fame

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Kevin Costner in “Yellowstone.”

Kevin Costner's fascination with westerns continues in new TV series, 'Yellowstone'

NE. Mpls. getting 2 new Mexican restaurants — one casual, the other refined
How to spot signs of mental illness in your kids
Minneapolis hairstylist realizes he's giving his client a Trump. But is it a trend?

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.


Reporters were ready for a blockbuster ruling on legislative district gerrymandering. It didn’t happen.

U.S. Supreme Court ducks over partisan gerrymandering

All 5 first ladies speak out on family separations at border
Unapologetic Trump digs in on immigration despite outrage
The Latest: Kobach to appeal voting rights ruling

Part of a new exhibit dedicated to Sally Hemings, an enslaved woman who bore some of Thomas Jefferson's children, at Monticello in Charlottesville, Va

Jefferson's Monticello makes room for story of slave Sally Hemings

U.S. Supreme Court ducks over partisan gerrymandering
Artificial trans fats, once in many foods, are banned
Records: Trump Tower in Chicago failed to follow fish protection rules

In January, Cape Town residents were collecting water in anticipation of Day Zero — July 9 — the day the city was predicting the taps would run dr

Cape Town's water crisis is easing

Doubts loom over Colombia peace deal with hawk's election
Report says over 1 billion small arms in world, up from 2007
Guatemala ends search for people buried by volcano eruption

Miguel Sano, left, and Byron Buxton were the future of Twins baseball just a few seasons ago, but their ongoing struggles have the organization concer

Scoggins: Young Twins' struggles leave organization at a crossroads

Major league pitchers of today ditch full windup for simpler approach
Twins' Dozier knows he's emerged from previous slumps
Twins-Boston series preview

England's Harry Kane, left, scored his side's winning goal during the group G match between Tunisia and England in the 2018 World Cup in Volgograd, Ru

Late header from Kane gives England 2-1 win over Tunisia

Belgium wakes up in 2nd half, rolls past Panama 3-0
Watch at 7:30 p.m.: Loons vs. Houston in U.S. Open Cup round of 16
Brazil asks for clarification over VAR use in its opener

Lynx forward Cecilia Zandalasini’s minutes have risen dramatically of late because of Seimone Augustus’ hamstring injury, and she's scored in doub

Smooth shot, stingy defense earn Lynx's Zandalasini more minutes

Is Cheryl Reeve the most powerful sports figure in Minnesota?
Lynx return from layoff with victory over New York
Former Lynx standout Katie Smith firmly at the helm for NY Liberty

The Sunday-after-church gathering at the home of Curtis and Darlene Bell Sunday, June 3, 2018, in Brooklyn Park. The Bells have fostered over 30 child

'All about family': Movement to reform foster care takes root in Minnesota

A Minneapolis salon owner's kindness project honors beauty within
94-year-old woman thanks 'guardian angel' who saved her from sinking car
Sacramento councilman brings his baby to work, changing perceptions

Senator Ted Cruz dribbles past Jimmy Kimmel during the Blobfish Basketball Classic and one-on-one interview at Texas Southern University's Health & Ph

TV host Jimmy Kimmel beat by Sen. Ted Cruz in charity game of basketball

Chris Cornell's daughter pays tribute to late rocker with duet
Jay-Z, Beyonce release surprise album 'Everything Is Love'
Actor says husband's Tesla car shot flames in traffic

Cub Foods co-founder, former Stillwater mayor Charles Hooley dies at 89

Family man also served as the mayor of Stillwater, collected Model A cars and raised horses.


Chicago TV host, athlete Brackett dies at 76 after bike fall

Elizabeth Brackett, a longtime Chicago journalist and world-champion triathlete, has died four days after an apparent bicycle accident. She was 76.


D.J. Fontana, Elvis' drummer who set the beat for rock 'n' roll's future, dies in Nashville

D.J. Fontana accomplished more with a snare drum, cymbal and sticks than the Who’s Keith Moon did with a 20-piece kit. With snaps, thumps and…


WWII pilot missing since 1944 laid to rest at Arlington

Second Lt. Robert R. Keown was piloting his P-38 aircraft to an airfield after a mission in 1944 when it crashed into a mountain in Papua New Guinea. World War II ended without Keown's family knowing what had happened to him, and the military later declared him dead.


Prominent Twin Cities defense attorney Ron Meshbesher dies

He had been suffering from Alzheimer's and died Wednesday.