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'Endless Summer' surf film director Bruce Brown dies at 80

Bruce Brown, who molded the modern image of surfer as seeker and transformed the sport with his 1966 surfing documentary "The Endless Summer," has died He was 80.

Freddy Gates, Hubert Humphrey's right-hand man in Minnesota, dies at 73

Freddy Gates Jr., a public servant who advised some of Minnesota’s greatest political minds, died Dec. 1 in hospice care at age 73

Gates, a public servant who advised some of Minnesota's greatest political minds, died Dec. 1 in hospice care at age 73.

Brooke Crews pleads guilty to conspiracy to commit murder of Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind and kidnap her baby during a hearing with her lawyer Steven Mottinger on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, in District Court, Fargo.

Woman pleads guilty in Fargo murder, newborn kidnapping

Historic State Hospital building in Anoka reopens as veterans housing
Judge denies request to block Mpls. $15 minimum wage from starting Jan. 1
Minnesota anticipates major drop-off in refugee arrivals

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Gophers junior forward Jordan Murphy scored two of his 24 points on a dunk in the first half. He also had 18 rebounds.

Gophers survive close call, hold off Drake

Vikings' suddenly unstable line feels all too familiar
Scoggins: Osseo boxer Truax is a true Cinderella Man
Suter's surge supplies stability amid turmoil for Wild

3M is selling its optical fiber business to Corning.

3M will sell Corning its optical-fiber telecom business for $900 million

Supervalu expands Instacart program to all of its retail stores
Best Buy execs dole out breakfast as retailer barrels into holiday homestretch
New lounge for theater lovers will feature Jack Link's-inspired menu

Under pressure following allegations of sexual misconduct, U.S. Sen. Al Franken (shown at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in May) said last week that he will resign.

Arne Carlson: From personal to political, rue the rush to judgment

To put a spotlight on health risks of PFCs, take 3M case to court
Editorial cartoon: Phil Hands on misconduct consequences
Readers Write: U.S. Bank Stadium, the Al Franken situation, Minnesota Orchestra/Rufus Wainwright kerfuffle, Riverview Corridor streetcar proposal, potential transit strike, Interstate 694, Bitcoin

Emmy winner Reed Morano, right, directed Elisabeth Moss in an episode of Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale.” Nine of the show’s 10 episodes were directed by women.

In Hollywood, women are increasingly calling the shots on television

Gwen Stefani to headline Mystic Lake's Feb. 4 post-Super Bowl party
Ordway's stylish revival of 'Annie' proves a perfect antidote to troubled times
Duluth to lose one of its top-performing restaurants

Getting ready for Roy Moore

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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.

From left, Rachel Crooks, Jessica Leeds and Samantha Holvey, who publicly accused President Donald Trump of sexual misconduct, speak during a news conference hosted by Brave New Films on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017 at The Lexington Hotel in Manhattan, N.Y.

#MeToo spotlight increasingly pointed at past Trump conduct

Changes to sexual harassment policy proposed in Minnesota House
Zinke, House GOP escalate feud with Patagonia over monuments
Sessions to detail efforts to combat notorious street gang

Police and firefighters on Eighth Avenue in New York following an explosion on Monday morning, Dec. 11, 2017. The explosion caused the authorities to evacuate one of the busiest transit hubs in the city as the workweek was set to begin. (Jeenah Moon/The New York Times)

'One of my nightmares': Pipe bomb attack hits in NYC subway

Kentucky lawmaker who compared Obamas to monkeys accused of assault
With last push, Democrats put discreet focus on black voters in Alabama
Charlottesville denies permit for event marking supremacist rally

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held a news conference with the E.U.’s foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini, on Monday in Brussels.

E.U. leaders reject Netanyahu's request for Jerusalem recognition

Car bomb kills journalist in Somalia capital, says witness
Russia says its athletes want to compete at the Olympics
In Russia, a battle is brewing over who will succeed Putin in 2024

Panthers defensive end Julius Peppers sacked Vikings quarterback Case Keenum in the first half Sunday.

Vikings' suddenly unstable line feels all too familiar

Griffen's recovery regimen, physical play makes even his wife jealous
Vikings-Packers for a Super Bowl spot? Here's a path to that chaos
Three important takeaways from the Vikings' 31-24 loss at Carolina

The franchise: 76ers center Joel Embiid (21) averages 23.5 points, 11.1 rebounds and 2.0 blocks per game.

Pieces are starting to fall into place for the Philadelphia 76ers

Imagine if Wolves hadn't overhauled their roster for this season
Wolves claw out 97-92 victory over Dallas
Wolves-Philadelphia game preview

After his defensive partner Jared Spurgeon went down last month because of a groin strain, the play of Ryan Suter (20) in his own end only seemed to become more critical to a Wild team once again needing to overcome more adversity.

Suter's surge supplies stability amid turmoil for Wild

Wild signs third-round pick Lodnia
Postgame: Penalties sting but don't sink Wild
Wild's Suter among league's minutes played leaders

Mario Batali

Star chef Mario Batali accused of sexual misconduct by 4 women

Josh Homme apologizes again for kicking photographer
Boyega escapes Atlanta snow, makes 'Last Jedi' premiere
'SNL' opens with kids putting Santa on the spot by asking about Franken, Moore

Vera Katz, who helped turn Portland into hipster haven, dies

Vera Katz, a Jewish refugee who was elected to three terms as Portland's mayor and helped transform it from a sleepy backwater into a trendy city known for its public transit, eco-conscious design and live-work architecture style, died Monday. She was 84.

Former pro BMX rider Kevin 'K-Rob' Robinson dies at age 45

Kevin "K-Rob" Robinson, a former professional BMX rider who set a world record for the longest power-assisted bicycle backflip, has died. He was 45.

Roy Reed, Times reporter who covered civil rights, dies

Roy Reed, who covered key events during the civil rights movement for The New York Times before returning to his native Arkansas to write and teach, has died. He was 87.

Last of WWII black paratrooper pioneers dies at 96

The last living member of a pioneering unit that paved the way for the U.S. military's first black paratroopers has died. Clarence Beavers was 96.

Pioneering black journalist Simeon Booker dies at age 99

Simeon Booker, a trail-blazing African-American journalist and the first full-time black reporter at The Washington Post, died Sunday at the age of 99.