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Jack Goodwin, longtime writer and editor at the Minneapolis Star Tribune, dies at age 91

Vincent Nguini, guitarist for Paul Simon, dead at 65

Vincent Nguini, a guitarist from Cameroon who worked with Paul Simon since the late 1980s, died last week in Brazil. He was 65.


Construction work on Nicollet Mall during late summer.

For developers, three-month Super Bowl construction ban changes timetables

Mayor-elect Frey urges supporters to attend fundraiser for departing Hodges
St. Paul police officers cleared in fatal March shooting of Illinois man
Gov. Dayton defends BCA after criticism of Damond probe

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Zach Parise was back at practice Friday, skating with the Wild during his recovery from back surgery, but he didn’t give a timetable for his return to game action. U.S. Olympian Krissy Wendell-Pohl, left, also practiced, as part of the second annual Minnesota Wild Girls Hockey Weekend.

Scoggins: A 'relieved' Zach Parise is ready to return to the Wild after back surgery

From Elflein to Gedeon and Cook, Vikings' rookies stepped into big roles
Rodney signs Twins deal: 'They told me I was going to be the closer'
Bengals' generous run defense could mean big day for Vikings' ground game

MORE THAN HATS: The “North” brand started by Eric and Andrew Dayton will expand to new clothes and wares during a limited run at Twin Cities Target stores next month.

Target teams up with Dayton brothers' Askov Finlayson on 'North' collection

Twin Cities home sales rose in November; median price hits record high
McNally Smith students, faculty face uncertain future after closure
MNsure optimistic about sign-ups as deadlines approach

Alabama’s Roy Moore rode his horse Sassy to his polling place in Gallant, Ala., on Tuesday.

Rash Report: Politics increasingly defining states' images

Metro school leaders craft a new plan to tackle learning disparities
Sack cartoon: Trump in the holiday season
Readers Write: Mike Freeman, Garrison Keillor, 'zero tolerance,' Super Bowl volunteers, PolyMet and mining, book fairs

'Hamilton' gets its Hamilton: New cast headed to Minneapolis

Fire closes popular St. Paul ramen restaurant, but owners confident about reopening
Two old Twin Cities cemeteries document our regional history
'Oh You Turkey' coloring contest winners

Trump in the holiday season

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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.


House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady, R-Texas, is pursued by reporters in the Capitol after signing the conference committee report to advance the GOP tax bill, in Washington, Friday

Huge tax bill heads for passage as GOP senators fall in line

Trump assails FBI leadership, touts his loyalty to police
Dayton, Fischbach pledge to work together in governor's office
Rules protecting coal miners' dust exposure up for review

Anita Hill, from left, Fatima Goss Graves and Alyssa Milano pose for a photo at a discussion about sexual harassment and how to create lasting change from the scandal roiling Hollywood at United Talent Agency on Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Major media players start commission on sexual misconduct and led by Anita Hill

People are calling Uber instead of ambulances
Just ahead of holidays, flu cases are spreading across US
Plane that led Normandy invasion discovered, restored

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks during a high level Security Council meeting on the situation in North Korea, Friday, Dec. 15, 2017 at United Nations headquarters.

N. Korea unmoved as world unites against its nuke ambitions

Strong earthquake rattles Indonesia's Java island; 2 dead
Prince Harry, Meghan Markle to marry May 19 on FA Cup day
Italy says Amazon will pay $118 million to end tax dispute

Minnesota Vikings center Pat Elflein is one of several rookies who've played major roles on the team this season.

From Elflein to Gedeon and Cook, Vikings' rookies stepped into big roles

Can Keenum convince Vikings he's their quarterback for 2018 and beyond?
Rudolph and Reiff doubtful, Mike Remmers to return
Bengals' generous run defense could mean big day for Vikings' ground game

Jamal Crawford

Crawford hoped to play more minutes when signing with Wolves

Reusse: Minutes? Wolves coach Thibodeau plays to win just like The Muss
Kevin Garnett wants to buy the Timberwolves from Glen Taylor
Timberwolves-Suns preview

Zach Parise was back at practice Friday, skating with the Wild during his recovery from back surgery, but he didn’t give a timetable for his return to game action. U.S. Olympian Krissy Wendell-Pohl, left, also practiced, as part of the second annual Minnesota Wild Girls Hockey Weekend.

Scoggins: A 'relieved' Zach Parise is ready to return to the Wild after back surgery

Krissy Wendell practices with Wild to support Girls Hockey Weekend
The sad, alarming story of former Wild enforcer Matt Johnson
Parise happy to be 'back in the room' where it happens

Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle smile as they pose for the media in the grounds of Kensington Palace in London, Monday Nov. 27, 2017. It was announced Monday that Prince Harry, fifth in line for the British throne, will marry American actress Meghan Markle in the spring, confirming months of rumors. (Dominic Lipinski/PA via AP)

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle to marry May 19 on FA Cup day

Prosecutors decline to charge rapper Nelly with rape
Eminem to host pop-up with 'mom's spaghetti' on the menu
C.J.: Former NFLer Ben Utecht is channeling Andy Williams

Mourners bow, pray over casket of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee

Government workers, local celebrities and residents who didn't personally know late San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee streamed past his body to say goodbye to the city's leader of seven years.


The Latest: Line in San Francisco to view mayor's casket

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Celebrations planned to honor San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee

People will be able to pay their respects to San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee on Friday, when his body will lie in repose at City Hall. The casket will be closed.


Pat DiNizio, lead singer of Smithereens, dead at 62

Pat DiNizio, who as lead singer and songwriter for the New Jersey band the Smithereens blended pop, rock and New Wave music for such hits as "Blood and Roses" and "A Girl Like You," has died at age 62.


Mankato's Bud Lawrence, champion of Dakota causes, dies at 86

A chance meeting with a Dakota Indian leader forever changed the course of Louis George “Bud” Lawrence’s life, leading him to march in support of…