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Bruce Frank, who was a champion for children and voice of Anoka sports, dies

He was rarely far from any civic endeavor in Anoka or Coon Rapids.

4-year-old leaves legacy of pushing frontiers of medicine, Minn. law

Elisa McCann, 2, played with her mother, Gabriella, in their St. Paul home in October 2015.

Born with a tragic condition, she found joy amid pain before her Jan. 12 death.

The exterior of the Fergus Falls State Hospital administration building, center, looks much the same as it did when construction on the asylum and accompanying grounds was completed in 1907. The scene was photographed Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, in Fergus Falls, MN. ] (DAVID JOLES/STARTRIBUNE) The city of Fergus Falls has selected Colliers to market a behemoth in its midst ‘Äì the historic Kirkbride facility, a Victorian-era ‘Äúinsane asylum’Äù contructed from1888 through 1907 and closed in 2009 as the Fergus Falls Regional Treatment Center. A fissure has surfaced in the town between some city officials who feel the Kirkbride should be demolished entirely or in part, and staunch preservationists who head up the Save the Kirkbride efforts. In coming months, the city will determine whether to put out a bid for demolition of the Kirkbride. ¬†

End could be near for the historic Fergus Falls state mental hospital

4-year-old leaves legacy of pushing frontiers of medicine, Minn. law
Fridley school apologizes for altering photo of student's shirt
8 to 12 inches of snow possible for Twin Cities for Sunday, Monday

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Go time: Can Vikings erase years of heartbreak with NFC title over Eagles?

Souhan: After all this, Vikings can't lose this game ... right?
Scoggins: Zimmer understands the weight of this Vikings moment
Shorthanded Wolves rise to challenge, rally to defeat Toronto

Congentix CEO Darin Hammers said a nasty proxy fight nearly sank the newly merged firm, but now “we’re a roughly $60 million public medical device company.”

Once dogged by boardroom drama, Cogentix game plan finds traction

UnitedHealth and Walgreens are mixing urgent care with pharmacy
YMCA's new center on Nicollet Mall to be named for Douglas Dayton
1 dead, 2 injured after worker strikes power line in Faribault

Fixing health care: Tricky operation

Dayton offers up a meat-and-potatoes bonding bill
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Braden Eichten of St. Paul cheered on the Vikings as they scored a touchdown. ]Vikings fans watch their team take on the Cleveland Browns on the televisions at Brit's Pub.Richard Tsong-Taatarii/

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A grieving son's Christmas card reaches parents — at Fort Snelling Cemetery
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In eclectic Tucson, art scene keeps things cool despite the heat

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.

A bitterly divided Congress hurtled toward a government shutdown late Friday that could have wide-reaching but varying effects across the country.

Thousands in Minn. face layoffs, unpaid work in shutdown

Sen. Tina Smith stands behind her work with Planned Parenthood
Mixed reviews as Minnesota adjusts to Sunday liquor sales
Democrats, GOP try to dodge blame for shuttered government

Lisa Lucas, center, of Blacksburg, Va., participates in the Women's March rally at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. Activists are returning to the streets a year after 1 million people rallied worldwide at marches for female empowerment, hoping to create an enduring political movement that will elect more women to government office.

US marches for women's rights slam Trump, encourage voting

Worrying signs for the bald eagle population
Coast Guard battles ice to shepherd freighters across Great Lakes
Vegas gunman studied SWAT tactics, music site before attack

Smokes rises from the Intercontinental Hotel after an attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. Gunmen stormed the hotel in the Afghan capital on Saturday evening, triggering a shootout with security forces, officials said.

Taliban attack on Afghan hotel ends after 13 hours, 6 dead

VP Pence says US stands 'shoulder to shoulder' with Egypt
Blaze at firecracker factory outside Indian capital kills 17
Climate change and resulting drought lead to Iran's protests

Go time: Can Vikings erase years of heartbreak with NFC title over Eagles?

Scoggins: Zimmer understands the weight of this Vikings moment
Souhan: After all this, Vikings can't lose this game ... right?
Craig: Will the Philly 'dog bite, or just bark?

Once Andrew Wiggins elevated high above him, there was nothing Raptors center Jakob Poeltl could do to stop the Wolves forward from rocking the rim for two points during the first quarter on Saturday.

Shorthanded Wolves rise to challenge, rally to defeat Toronto

Butler, Crawford sidelined vs. Raptors with injuries
NBA Insider: Wolves' success could mean All-Star nods for Butler, Towns
Wolves-Toronto recap

Minnesota Wild, from left, Eric Staal, Zach Parise, Charlie Coyle, Ryan Suter and Jared Spurgeon celebrate Spurgeon's goal in the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Tom Olmscheid)

Wild returns from break to top first-place Tampa Bay 5-2

Zucker reviews his work with Wild, says line can deliver more
NHL Insider: No advanatge to lazy skating
Wild-Tampa Bay recap

FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2017 file photo, Ed Sheeran attends Z100's iHeartRadio Jingle Ball at Madison Square Garden in New York. heeran has announced his engagement to girlfriend Cherry Seaborn. The Grammy-winning singer posted a picture of the two on his Instagram page Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, saying the two got engaged right before the new year.

Singer Ed Sheeran announces engagement on Instagram

Royal close shave: Prince William opts for dramatic buzz cut
In TV interview, Farrow describes alleged Allen assault
Curry says she wasn't surprised by Lauer allegations

Memorial service held for beloved Michigan airport dog

Hundreds of people have turned out to salute a speedy border collie that became an internet sensation for keeping a northern Michigan airport free of wildlife.

Oscar winner Dorothy Malone, mom on 'Peyton Place,' has died

Actress Dorothy Malone, who won hearts of 1960s television viewers as the long-suffering mother in the nighttime soap "Peyton Place," died Friday in her hometown of Dallas at age 93.

Autopsy: Tom Petty died of accidental drug overdose

Tom Petty died last year because of an accidental drug overdose that his family said occurred on the same day he found out his hip was broken after performing dozens of shows with a less serious injury.

Author, activist Jewish convert Julius Lester dies at 78

Julius Lester, an author, musician, civil rights activist and university professor who made a late-life conversion to Judaism, has died. He was 78.

Robert 'Skip' Wilke, YMCA camping champion, dies at 79

People don't often get a chance to pursue a childhood passion for an entire lifetime, but when the folks of the YMCA's Camp Menogyn in…