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Obituary: The Rev. Richard Hillstrom was art collector, museum namesake


The Rev. Richard Hillstrom, a Lutheran minister who parlayed a modest salary, a discerning eye and a passion for American art into a museum-quality collection, has died. He was …

Actress Billie Whitelaw, 82, dies

British actress Billie Whitelaw, who collaborated closely with Irish playwright Samuel Beckett and appeared on stage and screen for decades, has died in a London nursing home at age 82.

Mokrzycki, former AP polling director, dies at 52

Mike Mokrzycki, a former journalist and election polling specialist at The Associated Press who later started his own survey research business, died of an apparent heart attack, his wife said. He was 52.

Obituary: Dr. Lee Wattenberg pioneered cancer prevention

Dr. Lee W. Wattenberg, a medical researcher at the University of Minnesota who helped jump-start the field of cancer prevention, finding weapons in the food people eat — including …

Key figure in Profumo Affair, which shocked Britain, dies

Mandy Rice-Davies, whose cheeky testimony enlivened a sex-scandal trial that rocked Britain’s government and aristocracy in the 1960s, died Thursday. She was 70. The cause was cancer, according to a …

Obituary: Marv Helling's vision gave rise to the Prep Bowl

In 1982, the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) held the first Prep Bowl at the Metrodome. The idea for playing five championship football games on a single day …

Bob Simpson, co-developer of Saffir-Simpson scale, dies

Bob Simpson, a meteorologist who co-developed the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale which estimates potential property damage, has died.

Tuskegee Airman Lowell Steward dies in California at 95

Lowell Steward, a former member of the Tuskegee Airmen who flew well over 100 missions over Europe during World War II, has died in California. He was 95.

Obituary: Journalist, free-speech advocate Richard Kleeman loved to play with language

Living-room Scrabble games were vicious in the Kleeman home, where Dick Kleeman taught his children to love writing and language. An education and political reporter for the Minneapolis Tribune, Kleeman …

Innovative California Rabbi Harold Schulweis dies

Rabbi Harold Schulweis, an influential Conservative synagogue leader and scholar who fostered bold change, has died in Los Angeles at age 89.