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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

Roger Wilkins, nephew of Roy Wilkins, spoke at the dedication of his uncle's memorial on the State Capitol grounds in St. Paul in 1995.

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


Kyra Jackson skied with her dog, Daria, on the groomed trails of the Theodore Wirth Park golf course in early March.

Why a mild winter is creating problems for local parks

Appeals court rules against Minneapolis landlord Mahmood Khan
Suit alleges faulty appraisal in PolyMet land swap
Nice Ride's 1,700 bikes will be back in the racks Monday

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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

Sources: Joel Eriksson Ek to be recalled by the Wild
Boshers, Field pack up as Twins make roster cuts
Vikings GM Spielman hasn't lost faith in himself or his system

The Amazon Go convenience store launched in Seattle last year began with great hype, but the company is still struggling with the selling of groceries.

Amazon struggles selling groceries online; might open brick-and-mortar stores

Buffalo Wild Wings adds two names in board contest, one already offered by activist
Polaris paid out $132 million in 2016 related to recalls
Enbridge tax challenge could cost northern Minn. counties millions

Minneapolis Police Chief Janeé Harteau ranked No. 22 on Fortune magazine’s fourth annual list of the “World’s 50 Greatest Leaders,” which was issued last week.

Can't reconcile reality with federal report on Minneapolis Police Department

Last in, first out requirement hurts Minnesota schools and students
Minnesota's limits on farm wineries are unconstitutional
Readers Write (March 27): Religion and education, Destination Medical Center investment, air travel decorum

Touring the coral reefs

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Ocean Watch squeezes through tight sections of pack ice during the successful 2009 Northwest Passage voyage.

'It's important to tell my story': Iowa man sailed the world and witnessed this

'Bones' stars reflect on 12 years of record-breaking TV
Who gets to keep the dog in the divorce?
The kindness of kids: 1,800 respond to essay contest

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.


U.S. Rep. Tim Walz addressed the crowd during the dedication of the State Veterans Cemetery in Preston, Minn., on Sunday, May 29, 2016.

U.S. Rep. Tim Walz running for governor

Trump signs legislation rolling back Obama-era regulations
Hannity angry at treatment by CBS in interview
Democratic senator asks drugmakers about opioid sales plans

Teresa Elam, a distant relative of President James Polk's, at the site where he and his wife are buried on the grounds of the Tennessee Capitol in Nashville, March 23, 2017. Polk�s body has been buried in three places since his death. Lawmakers are now considering moving it again, to a family home in tiny Columbia, Tenn. Elam said a proposal to disinter their remains would amount to desecration of their graves.

Tennessee Senate passes resolution to move Polk's body

AP Exclusive: Price tag of North Carolina's LGBT law: $3.76B
Illinois considers legalizing marijuana for a fiscal boost
Rural Minn. hospitals fear fallout as work visas slow

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny gestures while speaking, as his lawyer Olga Mikhailova listens, in court in Moscow, Russia, Monday, March 27, 2017. Navalny, who organized a wave of nationwide protests against government corruption that rattled authorities, was fined 20,000 rubles ($340) on Monday by a Moscow court. It was a comparatively lenient punishment for organizing an unsanctioned rally for which he faced up to 15 days in jail. The court has yet to deliver its ruling on charges accusing the opposition leader of resisting arrest.

Russian protest leader Alexei Navalny gets 15 days in jail

Mexican fishermen burn boat, demand environmentalists out
Agustina Castro, Fidel and Raul's sister, dies in Cuba at 78
Thieves steal 221-pound gold Canadian coin from Berlin museum

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 the record books? 1997 Sweet 16 saw greatest game U ever played
Gauging the Gophers: Where's each program at for next season?
Poll: What would be best way to honor 1996-97 Gophers' Final Four team?

Capitals center Jay Beagle (83) celebrated his goal with left wing Daniel Winnik as Wild defensemen Jared Spurgeon (46) and Ryan Suter skated by during the third period of Washington's 4-2 victory on March 14. The Caps have surged and the Wild slumped ever since.

Best to bumbling: Wild, Washington on different paths since last meeting

Gourde scores in OT, Lightning beat Blackhawks 5-4
Schwartz has 2 goals, Blues get 10th straight win vs Coyotes
Sources: Joel Eriksson Ek to be recalled by the Wild

The Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles performs at the Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds Memorial Service at The Forest Lawn on Saturday, March 25, 2017, in Los Angeles.

Reynolds and Fisher honored with humor, music and dance

Ted Koppel says Sean Hannity is 'bad for America'; Hannity fires back
Harrison Ford says he was distracted when he flew over plane
Actress, producer-writer of 'Orange Is The New Black' marry

Keeler's body to lie in repose ahead of funeral Mass

The body of Cardinal William Keeler, who headed the Archdiocese of Baltimore for 18 years, will lie in repose in Baltimore's basilica ahead of his funeral.


Reynolds and Fisher honored with humor, music and dance

Laughter, music and the tapping of dancing shoes reverberated throughout a public memorial to Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher, which loved ones say is just how the actresses would have wanted it.


Podiatrist who set free throws world record dies at 94

A California podiatrist who made history when he shot 2,750 consecutive free throws has died. He was 94.


The Latest: Reynolds, Fisher remembered for wit at memorial

The Latest on a public memorial honoring late actress Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher, the mother-daughter duo who died one day apart in December. (all times local):


David Haugo, family farmer, agriculture advocate dies at 82

For Mahnomen County farmer David Haugo, nothing was more sublime than the scent of freshly turned soil and a row of tilled earth, straight and…