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Obituary: Greg Pratt, documentary producer for WCCO-TV and PBS

As a journalist, Greg Pratt was fearless, tenacious and curious. Combined with his passion for storytelling and his keen ability to put words and pictures together, Pratt tackled compelling …

Obama, Carter, Rice pay tribute to Notre Dame's Hesburgh

The Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, who transformed the University of Notre Dame into an academic power during his 35 years as president, was remembered Wednesday as a world leader in social issues but someone whose main goal was helping people connect with God.

Obituary: John Novachis was business leader at Edina's shopping hub

John Novachis ran an upscale men’s clothing store near the corner of 50th and France long before the area was trendy, outfitting customers ranging from high-profile Twin Cities celebrities …

Planned Parenthood director Thomas Webber bravely led through turbulent times

One day in 1989, a man called Thomas Webber’s St. Paul office and asked to talk. He was a reporter for a Catholic newspaper, he said, and wanted an …

Danforth cites political bullying in Schweich eulogy

Former U.S. Sen. John Danforth denounced the ugly nature of American politics Tuesday while eulogizing Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich, suggesting that political bullying and an anti-Semitic whisper campaign led his friend to kill himself.


Classical music composer Ezra Laderman dies at 90

Ezra Laderman, a classical music composer whose works ranged from symphonies to operas to music for Academy Award-winning films, has died. He was 90.


Kirsten Lindquist, former anchor for KARE, KSTP, dies at age 60

She was put to the test in the KARE studio when a tornado ripped through Fridley in 1986.


Only female mayor in history of Salt Lake City dies at 70

Deedee Corradini, the only female mayor in the history of Salt Lake City who helped bring the Winter Olympics to Utah, has died. She was 70.


Maxee Maxwell, member of girl group Brownstone, dies at 46

Maxee Maxwell, a member of the 1990s girl group Brownstone — best known for the hit "If You Love Me" — has died after cutting herself in a fall at home, a representative said Monday.