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National Aquarium's oldest dolphin, Nani, dies at 44

The National Aquarium says its oldest Atlantic bottlenose dolphin has died.

Richard Johnson, the "Music Man" of Roosevelt High School, dies at age 92


A record number of Minnesotans now have a permit to carry.

Record number of gun carry permits issued in 2016 in Minnesota

Snowy, icy roads hamper Twin Cities morning commute
Classes called off at DeLaSalle High due to potential threat
Police investigating alleged rape of U fraternity pledge

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Minnesota Wild's Jason Zucker (16) celebrates with Erik Haula (56) after Zucker scored against the Winnipeg Jets during the third period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (Trevor Hagan/The Canadian Press via AP)

'Lucky' Wild blows three-goal lead, escapes Winnipeg with 6-5 win

Scoggins: Vikings need to move on; he's just not the AP of old
Twins first-round pick Kirilloff out for season, needs Tommy John surgery
As deadline nears, it looks like Sharrif Floyd will be sticking with Vikings

The Macy's building in downtown Minneapolis.

Downtown Minneapolis Macy's store sells for $59 million

Best Buy's sales dropped, but profits rose during holidays
Target to reduce prices, launch new brands as sales, profits fall
Home builders rally in first month of the year

President Trump arrived on Capitol Hill on Tuesday for his address to a joint session of Congress.

Does Trump's new tone signal a real shift?

This isn't the time for major tax cuts or spending hikes in Minnesota
Sack cartoon: Environmental protection under Trump
Readers Write (March 1): Sunday liquor sales, defense spending, crime reporting, headline writing, protests, the Oscars and Mahershala Ali

Environmental protection under Trump

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A few more people showed up to Soundset in 2016 after the festival relocated to a larger site on the Minnesota State Fairgrounds.

Twin Cities' largest music festival announces lineup of Travis Scott, Lauryn Hill, T.I.

Pinball is making a comeback in the Twin Cities — but is it here to stay?
Minnesotans are loving this mild winter, but I want more cold and snow
Brother Ali's first album in five years looks to be a 'Beauty'

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.


United States Representative Ryan Zinke (Republican of Montana) testifies before the US Senate Committee on Energy and Commerce as it holds a hearing considering confirmation of his appointment to be US Secretary of the Interior on Capitol Hill Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017 in Washington, D.C.

Senate confirms Montana Rep. Zinke as Interior secretary

Presidential Trump says 'join forces' for new greatness
Minnesota budget surplus grows to $1.65B for lawmakers
Minnesotans' air travel, access to federal buildings again at risk over Real ID

Kristin Henry, a former Sterling employee, is seen in her apartment in Sanford, Fla. Henry says she was 22 when a district manager tried to kiss and touch her. After reporting the incident, she says, she was falsely accused of theft and fired.

Widespread sex harassment alleged at Jared, Kay Jewelers

Some churches to offer glitter ashes for Ash Wednesday to support LGBTQ community
Colon, rectal cancer rising sharply among Gen X, even millennials
Trump's speech, as viewed from either side of the divide

French far-right leader Marine le Pen shakes hands with farmers at the French Caribbean islands stand as she visits the Agriculture Fair Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017 in Paris. Le Pen is among a parade of candidates for the April-May election visiting the huge annual Paris agricultural fair this week.

French presidential candidates seek votes from upset farmers

Flooding leaves millions without water in Chile
Syrian peace talks flounder as participants ask: Where is the U.S.?
French officer accidentally fires during Hollande's speech

Gophers coach Richard Pitino

Gophers shut out of Top 25? 'I don't care,' Pitino says

Report says Fleck violated contact rules; Gophers say coach isn't recruiting former players
Scoggins: Lots of balance, lack of ego make Gophers a joy to watch
Ice-cold Gophers women's team hoping to warm up in Big Ten tournament

Minnesota Wild's Jason Zucker (16) celebrates with Erik Haula (56) after Zucker scored against the Winnipeg Jets during the third period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (Trevor Hagan/The Canadian Press via AP)

'Lucky' Wild blows three-goal lead, escapes Winnipeg with 6-5 win

Postgame: Suter injury a concern after Wild survives Winnipeg scare
Four games in four days for Wild's Graovac
Wild Minute: Wild survive near meltdown in Winnipeg

Singer Lady Gaga performs during the halftime show of the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game between the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, in Houston.

Lady Gaga to headline Coachella in place of Beyonce

Beatty urges academy president to clarify Oscar fiasco
Actress Jennifer Garner remains committed to her cause in Trump's D.C.
'Biggest Loser' host Bob Harper 'better' after heart attack

Author, newspaper columnist Jay Cronley dies at 73

Oklahoma-based author Jay Cronley, whose books were made into movies starring some of Hollywood's most notable funnymen, has died at age 73.


Obituary: Minnetonka veteran used medical skills to save other POWs in World War II

Alois "Al" Kopp was a pharmacist's mate on the USS Houston in 1942 when it was torpedoed and sank in the South Pacific. Almost two-thirds…


'Apollo 13' and 'Titanic' actor Bill Paxton dies at 61

Bill Paxton, a prolific and charismatic actor who had memorable roles in such blockbusters as "Apollo 13" and "Titanic" while also cherishing his work in "One False Move" and other low-budget movies and in the HBO series "Big Love," has died from complications due to surgery. He was 61.


Joseph Wapner, star of 'The People's Court,' dead at 97

Joseph Wapner, the retired Los Angeles judge who presided over "The People's Court" with steady force during the heyday of the reality courtroom show, died Sunday at age 97.


Boscov's chairman remembered as energetic businessman

Late department store chairman Albert Boscov was remembered as an energetic businessman, a caring person and a tireless cheerleader for the city he loved.