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50-year Opry member George Hamilton IV dies

Grand Ole Opry Member George Hamilton IV, who was one of country music's first international ambassadors, has died. He was 77.

Obituary: Elinor Scott-Sutter inspired thousands with return to Boston Marathon

When Elinor Scott-Sutter qualified to run in the Boston Marathon in 2013, it was a dream come true. But then two bombs exploded when she was about a mile from …

Obituary: Marge Gerten, matriarch of the garden mart, dies at 89

Over the years, there would be those customers who wanted to talk only with Marge Gerten’s son Terry, wanting to hear “from a man” about a lawn chemical or …

Obituary: Leonard Share, owner of Arcade Men's Shop in downtown Minneapolis

His Arcade Men’s Shop was a popular destination, especially among musicians, for things you couldn’t find in a typical department store.

Rapper Common's father, Lonnie Lynn, dies at 71

Lonnie Lynn, known to hip-hop fans for his soulful spoken-word poems on rapper son Common's albums, has died.


Obituary: Harold Melby was a legend at Groveland Elementary

A portrait of Harold Melby hangs in the entryway of Groveland Elementary in Minnetonka. It’s a fitting reminder that the beloved principal, coach and teacher is still watching over …


Bob Crewe, 'Walk Like a Man' writer, dead at 83

Bob Crewe, co-writer of "Can't Take My Eyes Off of You," ''Big Girls Don't Cry" and many other pop hits, died last week. He was 83.


Powerful Washington lobbyist Boggs dies at 73

Thomas Hale Boggs Jr., a son of congressional royalty who evolved into a top-tier lobbyist and prolific Democratic fundraiser and embodied what it meant to have Washington clout, died Monday He was 73.


Pulitzer-winning cartoonist Tony Auth dies at 72

Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist Tony Auth, whose sharp and creative commentary appeared in The Philadelphia Inquirer for more than 40 years, died of cancer on Sunday. He was 72.