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Liz Dawn, former 'Coronation Street' actress, dies aged 77

Liz Dawn, the actress who played tart-tongued Vera Duckworth in the British soap opera "Coronation Street" for more than 30 years, has died, her family said Tuesday. She was 77.

Former US Rep. Joseph McDade of Pennsylvania dies at 85

Joseph M. McDade, an 18-term Republican congressman who was known for bringing federal dollars home to his northeastern Pennsylvania district and who was acquitted in 1996 on a bribery charge, has died. He was 85.

Newly promoted to sergeant, Renee Lewis stood with her colleagues on Monday after they were officially sworn in to their new roles with the department.

Minneapolis police recognize newest leaders at promotion ceremony

University of Minnesota offers students a furry study break
Feds charge one alleged supplier of deadly carfentanil in Twin Cities
U economics prof who failed to file state tax returns gets workhouse

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Twins Chief Baseball Officer Derek Falvey, left, and General Manager Thad Levine.

Scoggins: New Twins regime's patience pays off, now and in future

How Case Keenum's career day buried the Bucs
Molitor's 1982 Brewers provide cautionary tale for Molitor's 2017 Twins
Lid pops off the Vikings offense with deep balls, big catches now in play

Michael Reger, former CEO of Northern Oil and Gas Inc.

Ousted Northern Oil & Gas CEO Michael Reger will get $3.75 million package in settlement

Post sues General Mills over the look of bagged cereal displays
Fifth Street Towers renovation puts a bar in Minneapolis skyway
Stocks edge higher as tech rebounds and cruise lines rise

Linda Breitag and Ray Makeever held signs opposing President Donald Trump’s suggestion that NFL teams fire players who kneel for the national anthem.

Yet again, Trump chooses divisiveness

Elections in Germany generate an alarming outcome
Editorial cartoon: Mike Lester on Jimmy Kimmel
Readers Write: Trump and the NFL, the Affordable Care Act, YouthLink and homeless young people

Traffic is a sticky situation

See more Sack cartoons

Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson star on "Empire."

Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson have built an 'Empire' on chemistry

Maple Grove graduate falls short in 'So You Think You Can Dance' finale
Robert Plant to grace us with his presence again Feb. 22 at Orpheum
R&B-pop sensation the Weeknd underwhelms in front of 14,000 fans at Xcel

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 Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, right, accompanied by Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., left, speaks during a Senate Finance Committee hearing to consider the Graham-Cassidy healthcare proposal, on Capitol Hill, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, in Washington.

Sen. Collins' opposition kills GOP health care drive

Sen. Klobuchar steers health care debate to middle ground
At least six White House advisers used private e-mail accounts
GOP lawmaker alludes to females lawmakers as 'eye candy'

FILE - In this April 16, 2007, file photo, Brendan Dassey appears in court at the Manitowoc County Courthouse in Manitowoc, Wis. Dassey is a Wisconsin inmate who was featured in the "Making a Murderer" series. The 7th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in Chicago is set for Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017, to consider arguments over whether Dassey should go free. He was sentenced to life in prison in 2007 after he told detectives he helped his uncle, Steven Avery, rape and kill photographer Teresa Halbach.

Full federal court to hear 'Making a Murderer' appeal

Maria destroyed Puerto Rico's fragile electricity system and the people are suffering
Violent crime in U.S. rises for second consecutive year
Boxer searches for good Samaritan who saved him from riptide

A villager watches Mount Agung volcano in his field in Amed, Bali, Indonesia, Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017. An increasing frequency of tremors from the volcano indicates magma is continuing to move toward the surface and an eruption is possible, a disaster agency official said Tuesday. Tourists are cutting short their stay to the island, where an eruption would force the airport to close and strand thousands.

Fears of Bali volcano eruption spark exodus of 75,000

Antarctic glacier loses piece of ice four times the size of Manhattan
North Korean diplomat says tweet by Trump 'declared war'
North Korea reaches out for help in trying to figure out Trump

The Twins' Eduardo Escobar circled the bases after hitting a three-run home run during the sixth inning against the Detroit Tigers on Sunday.

Twins in driver's seat for wild-card berth entering season's final week

Scoggins: New Twins regime's patience pays off, now and in future
Latest Wild Card update: Twins win and they're just about in
Molitor's 1982 Brewers provide cautionary tale for Molitor's 2017 Twins

Vikings quarterback Case Keenum (7) hit seven of his 11 throws for 137 yards when he had more than 2.5 seconds to throw against the Bucs, according to Pro Football Focus, and the Vikings’ ability to give their quarterbacks time to throw has made deep shots possible.

Lid pops off the Vikings offense with deep balls, big catches now in play

Vikings' Cook tries to keep up with new workload
Read the replay: Vikings Live Chat with Mark Craig
Trump begins the morning by slamming the NFL again

FILE - In this Thursday, June 9, 2016, file photo, singer Idina Menzel looks over her shoulder at photographers at the 2016 AFI Life Achievement Award Gala Tribute to John Williams at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Menzel announced her marriage to actor Aaron Lohr on Sept. 25, 2017. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

Idina Menzel marries one-time 'Rent' co-star Aaron Lohr

Comic legend Stan Lee to raise money for Irma victims
Liz Dawn, former 'Coronation Street' actress, dies aged 77
Ryan Gosling to host 'SNL' premiere with Jay-Z musical guest

US-based actor Jan Triska dies after fall from Prague bridge

Jan Triska, an actor who moved to the U.S. after being banned by the Czechoslovak Communist regime, has died, more than a day after he fell from Prague's iconic Charles Bridge. He was 80.

Barbara Blaine, founder of abuse victims group SNAP, dies

Barbara Blaine, the founder and former president of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, has died. She was 61.

Defense attorney for Oklahoma City bomber dead at 57

Rob Nigh, a defense attorney who represented Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh and witnessed his 2001 execution, died Sunday after a battle with cancer, former colleagues said. He was 57.

Deaths: Albert Speer Jr., prominent architect whose father was in Hitler's inner circle

Albert Speer Jr., 83, an internationally prominent architect who sought throughout his life to distance himself from the dark legacy of his father,…

Soul singer Charles Bradley dead at 68

Charles Bradley, known as the "Screaming Eagle of Soul" for a powerful, raspy style that evoked one of his musical heroes, James Brown, died Saturday at age 68.