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Becker College mourns death of hockey captain Gerald Owens

A Massachusetts college is mourning the death of a student who starred on the men's hockey team even after being diagnosed with cancer.

Influential Estonian choral composer Veljo Tormis dead at 86

Veljo Tormis, a prolific Estonian composer whose innovative choral works helped propel his Baltic nation's drive to restore independence, has died at the age of 86.

Natalie Sinkler, a child protection worker, took a call at an office in northeast Minneapolis.

Hennepin County leads state in 24/7 child protection response

GOP gains bring fresh hope as abortion foes rally in St. Paul
Redlining suit against Chaska bank tests limits of bias laws
St. Paul officer charged with punching teen girl in handcuffs

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (28) broke away from Atlanta defenders during a run in the third quarter.

Blowing 5-0 to Super Bowl a year later? Vikings can follow Falcons

Cheeseheads shred their Packers after title-game loss
Timberwolves buy D-League team in Des Moines
Woodbury's Kallman first Minnesotan added to United roster

Leaders of countries in the Trans-Pacific Partnership met in Lima, Peru, in November. President Trump's decision to pull the U.S. out of the free-trade pact essentially kills the years-long effort to lower trade barriers among a dozen nations.

Trump's tough trade stance plays to mixed reviews

China's leader, warning against trade war, steps into role as open-market champion
Yahoo's 4Q shows modest strides amid security breach fallout
MNsure says most tax forms have been sent out

Marchers made their way around the State Capitol in St. Paul on Sunday during a March organized by Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life.

Peaceful marches, rallies are hallmarks of a strong democracy

The Women's March: Immobilized in a sea of people — and all was well
Sack cartoon: Trump and the Women's Marches
Readers Write (Jan. 24): Women's Marches, Trump's first days

Trump and the Women's Marches

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Both "The Phantom of the Opera" and its sequel, "Love Never Dies" (pictured above), are coming to the Twin Cities this season.

Want to see 'Hamilton' here? First comes a lot of Andrew Lloyd Webber

Best thing about new 'Star Wars'? Girls like me won't have to play Chewbacca
Aging boomers, lack of funding for Alzheimer's may lead to 'major social and economic crisis'
Mpls. author Barnhill wins Newbery Award, children's literature's highest honor

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.

President Donald Trump signs executive orders in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Jan. 23, 2017. Trump planned to formally abandon the Trans-Pacific Partnership on Monday, pulling away from Asia and scrapping his predecessor's most significant trade deal on his first full weekday in office, administration officials said.

Analysis: Trump's trade plans to test his deal-making skills

Lawmakers admonish ethics official over tweets about Trump
Dayton's State of the State will set stage for 2017 session
South Dakota museum awarded ownership of Presley guitar

A volunteer helps salvage a Hall Avenue resident's personal belongings as cleanup continued in the Hattiesburg, Miss., neighborhoods that were destroyed from Saturday's twister Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017. Powerful storms kicked up deadly tornadoes as a fast-moving storm system punched through the Southeast for a second day on Sunday, authorities said.

Residents pick up pieces after tornadoes leave 19 dead

US gas prices drop a cent over 2 weeks to $2.36 a gallon
Alec Baldwin's Trump wasn't on 'SNL,' but mock-Putin was
Health claims on the rise for kids with Type 2 diabetes

Rescuers hold three puppies that were found alive in the rubble of the avalanche-hit Hotel Rigopiano, near Farindola, central Italy, Monday, Jan. 22, 2017. Emergency crews digging into an avalanche-slammed hotel were cheered Monday by the discovery of three puppies who had survived for days under tons of snow, giving them new hope for the 23 people still missing in the disaster.

3 dogs give avalanche rescuers hope but 22 people missing

Fight for the right: Dutch PM says integrate or leave
Avalanche survivors: sipping tea, then world crashed down
Gambia's ex-leader made off with millions, luxury cars

Gophers 6-10 junior center Reggie Lynch (22) is the team’s sixth-leading scorer with 8.1 points per game on 52.2 percent shooting (24-for-46) in Big Ten play this season.

Gophers' Pitino wants Lynch to get ball more often

Two ex-Gophers help Falcons steamroll Packers, reach Super Bowl
Minnesota Scene: Gophers wrestlers trounce Indiana
So close: Final shot in OT hits rim, Gophers lose to Wisconsin

Minnesota Wild center Charlie Coyle (3) watches the replay after he was unable to score on Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky (72) during the first period.

Coyle hopes to snap out of scoring slump for Wild

Fatigued Wild starts quickly, then falls to Predators
In-season goalie gear switch irritates Wild's Dubnyk
Postgame: Lethargic Wild gives away two-goal lead

Maggie Roche, pop-folk singer-songwriter, anchored the close harmonies of the Roches.

Maggie Roche, who harmonized with her sisters, dies at 65

Stacey Dash Exits Fox News, Twitter Rejoices
'SNL': Aziz Ansari Monologue Tackles Racists Going Public in the Age of Trump (Video)
Madonna defends her anti-Trump speech at women's march

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Obituary: Doug Clobes built community through bowling and music

Bowlers at Midway Pro Bowl gathered around Doug Clobes' unused bowling shoes and ball after their regular Friday night league one recent evening, reminiscing about…

Brenda Barnes, executive who quit to raise children, dies

Brenda Barnes, whose decision to leave the top job at Pepsi-Cola set off a national debate about mothers in the workforce, has died at age 63.

Charlie Liteky, who gave back his Medal of Honor, dies

Charlie Liteky, an Army chaplain in Vietnam who was awarded the Medal of Honor for rescuing more than 20 wounded men but later gave it back in protest and became a peace activist, has died.

Maggie Roche of The Roches sister vocal trio dies at 65

Maggie Roche, the folk-rock singer-songwriter who since the mid-1970s had performed and recorded as a trio and in pairs with her two sisters, has died.

The Rev. John Guttermann, immigrant advocate, dies at age 69

The Rev. John Guttermann was talking with fellow pastors in 2010 when the conversation turned to the isolation immigrants face in detention. “We should visit…