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Carl Clark, WWII hero recognized 6 decades later, dies

Carl Clark, a California man who was recognized six decades after his bravery during World War II with a medal of honor that had been denied because he was black, died last week. He was 100.

Obituary: Clayton Sonmore, 92, owned Becky's Cafeteria

Owners Clayton and Jeanne Sonmore with their youngest son Tim at Becky’s Cafeteria in 1980.

The engineer-turned-restaurateur bought Becky's in 1949 with his wife, Jeanne, and turned it into what AAA called "the most unique cafeteria in the nation" until its closure in 1986.


Hershel Theo Hulbert

Amber Alert canceled: Abducted child found after woman stabbed

St. Paul police seek driver who crashed into building on Capitol campus
Buds, plants, pollen arrive with the warm weather
St. Anthony doesn't want to pay for Falcon Heights police events

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Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk and defenseman Ryan Suter could only watch the aftermath of T.J. Oshie's overtime winner.

Wild can't withstand Alex Ovechkin's hat trick, T.J. Oshie's OT winnner

Ricky Rubio's three late free throws lift Wolves over Indiana 115-114
One year later, ByungHo Park settles in as DH for Twins
Bridgewater update: Vikings staff encouraged by look at QB's rehab

Income for farms raising livestock to grain decreased in the last year.

More than 30 percent of Minnesota farmers lost money in 2016

Feds join second whistleblower case against UnitedHealth
JavaCycle turns coffee-bean waste into sweet-smelling fertilizer
Iron Range agency names new management company for Giants Ridge resort

Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch, during last week’s confirmation hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Gorsuch has earned Senate confirmation

$15 minimum wage in Minneapolis? Doable. Without tip credit? Damaging.
Sack cartoon: White House pets
Readers Write (March 29): Air travel, the Trump administration on Russia and climate change, cancellation of New Prague school play, vocational training, immigration and rights

White House pets

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Stanislaw Skrowaczewski’s sons, Paul Sebastien, left, and Nicholas Skrowaczewski thanked the audience for attending and the orchestra for hosting the memorial service for their father at Orchestra Hall on Tuesday afternoon.

Musical memorial pays tribute to Minnesota conductor Stanislaw Skrowaczewski

Busy, bookish Minnesotans are going all in on audiobooks
McKinney Roe owner taking over former Masa space on Nicollet Mall
Registration open now for F. Scott Fitzgerald conference in St. Paul

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 meets with his Cabinet in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, March 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Trump to argue he is immune from lawsuits until he leaves office

Dayton, Republicans clash over prekindergarten programs
White House sought to block Yates' testimony on Russia
Iranians, engines of US university research, wait in limbo

Texas Department of Public Safety troopers investigate a two-vehicle crash that left several storm chasers dead Tuesday, March 28, 2017, near Spur, Texas. The storms spawned multiple funnel clouds and an occasional tornado in open areas of West Texas on Tuesday afternoon. The crash happened at a remote intersection near the town of Spur, about 55 miles southeast of Lubbock.

3 storm chasers killed in crash during West Texas storms

What completed Dakota Access pipeline means for key players
Healthy eating is riding high in America – and so are Twinkies
Judge approves plan on fix for 18,000 Flint water lines

The Daily Mail sparked complaints over its coverage of Prime Minister Theresa May and Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.

Britain's Daily Mail compares U.K. leaders' legs, not ideas

Samsung may bring back fire-plagued Galaxy Note 7
Red Bull heir enjoys jet-set life 4 years after hit-and-run that killed police officer
Cyclone rips off roofs, flings boats onto land in Australia

The biggest victory in Clem Haskins’ coaching career, winning the Midwest Regional final over UCLA in 1997, is no longer officially part of NCAA or Gophers history, having been wiped out by an academic scandal.

Haskins, Gophers stung by U's silence 20 years after Final Four run

Reusse: Who cares about record books? 1997 Sweet 16 saw greatest game U played
Fleck sold Winfield on staying at Minnesota
Clem Haskins: 'Gophers can win a national championship with local talent'

Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk and defenseman Ryan Suter could only watch the aftermath of T.J. Oshie's overtime winner.

Wild can't withstand Alex Ovechkin's hat trick, T.J. Oshie's OT winnner

Souhan: Terminology can't mask the Wild's fall from grace
Wild brings Joel Eriksson Ek back to provide 'shot in the arm'
Wild to wear North Stars jerseys for final home game ... in warmups

FILE- In this June 27, 2016, file photo, "Dance Moms" star Abby Lee Miller leaves federal court after pleading guilty in Pittsburgh to bankruptcy fraud and failing to report thousands of dollars in Australian currency she brought into the country. Miller posted on Instagram March 26, 2017, that she quit the Lifetime series.

Abby Lee Miller quits 'Dance Moms' before fraud sentencing

George Lucas gives another $10M to USC for student diversity
Adele: 'I don't know if I will ever tour again'
C.J.: WCCO-TV's original "Good Question" anchor Ben Tracy is headed to China for CBS News

Convenience store magnate, governor candidate Mihos dies

A convenience store magnate who twice ran for governor of Massachusetts has died. Christy Mihos (MY-hohs) was 67.


Darlene Cates, the mother in 'Gilbert Grape,' dies at 69

Darlene Cates, who played the housebound mother in the 1993 film "What's Eating Gilbert Grape," has died.


Journalist Wilson 'Bill' Minor dies; covered civil rights

Wilson F. "Bill" Minor, a journalist who chronicled Mississippi through almost 70 years of change including its turbulent struggle over civil rights, died Tuesday at his home in Jackson. He was 94.


Golden Globe winner Christine Kaufmann dies in Germany

Christine Kaufmann, an Austrian-born actor who became the country's first Golden Globe winner and was married to Tony Curtis in the 1960s, has died. She was 72.


Historian, journalist and activist Roger Wilkins dies at 85

His uncle Roy Wilkins was the longtime executive director of the NAACP.