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Pastor, caregiver Ethel Johnson-Lee, who opened her home to those in need, dies at 92

In her late 50s, she graduated from the University of Minnesota despite never having attended high school.

Reggie Lucas, who worked with Miles Davis and Madonna, dies

Reggie Lucas, the Grammy-winning musician who played with Miles Davis in the 1970s and produced the bulk of Madonna's debut album, has died. He was 65.

Blake A. Lindahl

Mpls. dealer sent to prison for supplying fatal heroin dose to Oakdale man

15 years in prison for 'hacker-for-hire' defendant who targeted govt. agencies in Minn.
Driver hits farm implement west of Twin Cities after dark and dies
Charges: 3rd provocation proved deadly for firefighter beaten outside Minn. bar

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Sylvia Fowles

MVP Fowles ready for an encore: 'They'll be coming at me from the start'

Twins strike out in nearly every aspect of loss to Brewers
Gophers win twice to reach title game of Seattle softball regional
Awkward (and amusing): Lynx play championship ring ceremony video during Sparks workout

Famous Dave’s new CEO Jeff Crivello, left, and founder Dave Anderson have put their heads together to reimagine the once-thriving restaurant concept

With new CEO and Dave himself, Famous Dave's shifts from evolution to revolution

As farmers store and sell more crops themselves, here's how Cargill stays in the middle of the grain trade
Schafer: Are low interest rates here to stay? Fed official says they might be
15 years in prison for 'hacker-for-hire' defendant who targeted govt. agencies in Minn.

Check your loyalty — and, especially, your pack mentality

Check your loyalty — and, especially, your pack mentality

Focus on 'fraudphobia,' not 'Islamophobia,' in Minnesota
Sack cartoon: If Trump and Kim shake hands
Readers Write: Private-college tuition, health care cost transparency, school shooting in Texas, closing of senior-living facility in Brooklyn Center, Russia's role in Minnesota

Sack cartoon: If Trump and Kim shake hands
If Trump and Kim shake hands

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The Mysterious Old Radio Listening Society stages old radio shows for audiences. Eric Webster crushed a piece of balsa wood to allude to a bridge coll

DIY radio theater makes a comeback across Minnesota

How 'risk-taking' SPCO is making classical music cool
Come sail away at this fun northern Minnesota resort on Lake Vermilion
Minnesota widower rebuilds from grief, one birdhouse at a time

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.

Kamala Harris, an incoming U.S. senator, said she has charged Backpage executives Carl Ferrer, Michael Lacey and James Larkin with 13 counts of pimpin

2018 midterms: An early heat for 2020 Democrats?

Mnuchin says US and China putting trade war on hold
Mayor who pulled Confederate statues honored with JFK award
Civil rights icon, Trump critic highlighting BU commencement

Washington State Fish and Wildlife Police confer with an individual from the King County Medical Examiner’s and a King County Sheriff’s deputy on

Cougar kills 1 mountain biker, injures 2nd near Seattle

'World of uncertainty': Hawaii lava reaches sea, injures man
Police search for motive in Texas school shooting
More than 25 hospitalized in NYC due to synthetic marijuana

Smoke rises at sunrise after airstrikes targeting different parts of the Syrian capital Damascus, early Saturday, April 14, 2018. Syria's capital has

Reports: IS fighters vacating outskirts of Syria's capital

Pope Francis to invest 14 new cardinals in June
Congo to begin vaccinating against Ebola on Monday
Britain basks in royal wedding afterglow; grave gets bouquet

Milwaukee Brewers' Lorenzo Cain, left, slides safely into second after a wild pitch by Minnesota Twins pitcher Fernando Romero and a throwing error by

Twins strike out in nearly every aspect of loss to Brewers

Hartman: Falvey says Twins are ready for current, future challenges
Souhan: Mauer's latest DL stint could be troubling
Braves release slumping Bautista, Camargo to play 3B

Sporting Kansas City’s Peter Vermes has been with the franchise since 2000, first as a player, then as an adminstrator and now as coach.

The Loons want to mirror Sporting Kansas City's evolution as a franchise

With Ibson out, Collin Martin steps into Minnesota United's midfield against Sporting Kansas City
WORLD CUP: France wins, but what happened to Ronaldo?
DC United beats Earthquakes 3-1

Sylvia Fowles

MVP Fowles ready for an encore: 'They'll be coming at me from the start'

Awkward (and amusing): Lynx play championship ring ceremony video during Sparks workout
WNBAwesome: Lynx, Sparks resume 'unmatched' rivalry in opener
Souhan: Unselfish Lynx stars make it easy for team to attract talent

Director Hirokazu Kore-eda holds the Palme d'Or for the film 'Shoplifters' following the awards ceremony at the 71st international film festival, Cann

'Shoplifters' wins Palme d'Or, grand prize to Spike Lee

Oprah to Idris: Celebrities spice up royal wedding
'Arrested Development' stars stand by co-star Tambor
Met says it has evidence Levine abused or harassed 7 people

North High student Maryama Yusuf said“I don’t really like to talk in front of people,” but spoke with power as she presented research she did on

In Ms. Bell's North High classroom, sociology is a way to break stereotypes

What University of Minnesota students did at summer camp: help kids dealing with cancer
First he stopped a Tennessee gunman, then he set up fund for victims
He searched for his Japanese birth mother. He found her and the restaurant she named after him

Ronald Libertus, advocate and expert in American Indian art, dies at 79

While it can often be difficult to sum up a person’s life and work in a few phrases, it is especially so for Ronald L.…

Services begin for first Native Hawaiian elected to Congress

The first Native Hawaiian elected to Congress was memorialized Friday at the state Capitol, where he was scheduled to lie in state for 24 hours.

Plaintiff in North Carolina same-sex marriage case dies

Pearl Berlin, who challenged North Carolina's refusal to recognize same-sex marriages, has died. She was 93.

Colleagues pay tribute to Judge Diana Murphy, who died at 84

Colleagues are paying tribute to Judge Diana Murphy, the first woman to serve on the federal bench in Minnesota.

James Engebretson, renowned Twin Cities horn player, composer and educator, dies at 83

When the Minnesota Orchestra needed a French horn player to perform at Carnegie Hall, they called James Engebretson.Engebretson was the band director at a Twin…