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Prominent AIDS crusader Mathilde Krim dies at age 91

Mathilde Krim, a prominent AIDS researcher who galvanized worldwide support in the early fight against the deadly disease, has died. She was 91.

Marilyn Brooke Goffstein, children's book author and artist, dies at 77

The author of some 30 books kept writing and telling stories until she died on her 77th birthday.


Students ran to their buses at Sanford Middle School in Minneapolis on Tuesday afternoon. The district wants to shift all of its middle schools to a 9:30 a.m. start.

Start times changing for 20 Minneapolis schools under budget-cut plan

Now dubbed the Ecolab Ice Palace, St. Paul's shrine to winter continues to rise
Runaway semi crashes through wall of school in southern Minnesota
Family that fled Iraq is left reeling by teen's shooting death after Rochester crash

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The 15th Avenue entrance to the new Land O’Lakes Center for Excellence.

Athletes Village will change nearly everything about Gophers athletics

Wolves' winning ways come crashing down in bad loss at Orlando
Souhan: Quicker thinking made Diggs the Vikings' hero on Sunday
'A knowledgeable fan is an engaged fan': More leagues turn to analytics

The Treasure Island Center building had its grand opening on Tuesday in St. Paul. Here, workers were putting the finishing touches on the exterior.

Treasure Island Center in old St. Paul Macy's has grand opening

UnitedHealth Group doubles its profit, surpasses $200B in revenue
North Dakota expects to hit oil production record in 2018
Alexander: Chip security fix hurts some PCs

Daniel Day-Lewis, left, as Bill “The Butcher” Cutting and Leonardo DiCaprio as Amsterdam Vallon in a scene from Martin Scorcese’s 2002 film “Gangs of New York.”

Yes, Trump's the villain on immigration. But not all wrong.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is needed as defender of the West
Sack cartoon: False alarm on Hawaii-bound missile
Readers Write: Dieting, end-of-life care, smoking policies at U.S. Bank Stadium, immigration and Trump

False alarm on Hawaii-bound missile

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“Scandal" stars Jeff Perry, Joshua Malina, Kerry Washington and Bellamy Young.

Kerry Washington and her 'Scandal' co-stars prepare to move out of the White House

Lake of the Isles mansion that once sold for record price hits market for $5.9M
Prince to perform 'live' via video at Target Center on 2nd anniversary of death
Minnesota's Bartz brothers unveiling their newest giant snow sculpture tonight

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.


As part of Gov. Dayton's proposed infrastructure spending, the Stone Arch Bridge in downtown Minneapolis would get a $12 million renovation.

Gov. Dayton proposes $1.5B in infrastructure projects for state

Tim Pawlenty nixes Minnesota Senate run this year
House panel subpoenas Bannon in Russia probe showdown
Conservatives balk at GOP plan to avert government shutdown

A former CIA officer has been arrested and charged with illegally retaining classified records, including names and phone numbers of covert CIA assets.

Ex-CIA officer arrested, charged with keeping documents

California couple's ordinary home held torture chamber
FEMA: Hawaii didn't need approval to retract missile alert
Bannon is subpoenaed in Mueller's Russia investigation

Vincent van Gogh’s “The Hill of Montmartre with Stone Quarry” was completed a month after he arrived in Paris.

Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam discovers previously unknown drawing by the artist

Tillerson warns military action possible if North Korea won't talk giving up nukes
No rest for the U.S. air blitz in Afghanistan
Danish man charged with killing reporter on his submarine

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees was surrounded by purple Vikings jerseys while throwing under pressure in the second quarter of Sunday's NFC divisional playoff game. CARLOS GONZALEZ cgonzalez@startribune.com

Craig: Who's the MVP of the Vikings defense? Argue away

Souhan: Quicker thinking made Diggs the Vikings' hero on Sunday
NFC title tilt matchup to watch: CB Xavier Rhodes vs. WR Alshon Jeffery
History says Vikings struggle outside; recent history says otherwise

Minnesota Timberwolves' Karl-Anthony Towns makes a shot as he gets between Orlando Magic's Elfrid Payton, left, and Bismack Biyombo, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Wolves' winning ways come crashing down in bad loss at Orlando

Watch: Wolves' Bjelica survives right hook from Magic's Afflalo
Jefferson signing another step in Wolves developing depth
Winning without threes: Wolves defy what's trendy in the NBA

Vancouver Canucks Ben Hutton (27) controls the puck in front of Minnesota Wild's Mikael Granlund (64) in the first period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)

Wild ends otherwise productive week with OT loss

Wild players, staff make plans for five-day break
Burnsville's Boeser becoming fixture as Canucks rookie
'A knowledgeable fan is an engaged fan': More leagues turn to analytics

FILE - In this Oct. 22, 2017 file photo, Matt Damon arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "Suburbicon." Damon says he�s sorry for comments he made that there are varying degrees of sexual misconduct and that the punishment should vary as well. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

Matt Damon apologizes for comments on sexual misconduct

Kim Kardashian West and husband Kanye welcome baby girl
Kunis named woman of the year by Harvard's Hasty Pudding
C.J.: Shawn Brundidge wouldn't have subjected his model son to H&M monkey business

Obituary: Reed Schmidt, Atwater's former police chief, dies at 67

Jerry Spencer remembers sitting on the Atwater City Council in the mid-1990s, conducting interview after interview in search of a new police chief for the central Minnesota town, population 1,100. Reed Schmidt stood out. Social, friendly and outgoing, "he just seemed like the man for the position," Spencer said.


Gospel star Edwin Hawkins, known for 'Oh Happy Day,' dies

Edwin Hawkins, the gospel star best known for the crossover hit "Oh Happy Day" and as a major force for contemporary inspirational music, died Monday at age 74.


Wisconsin service held for Costa Rica plane crash victim

Hundreds of people gathered in western Wisconsin to remember a local woman who died in a charter plane crash in Costa Rica on New Year's Eve.


2 lung transplants save Wisconsin man's life

Guitarist and human services provider Kaj Anderson is a walking miracle.


Sarah Janecek, longtime political commentator, dies at 57

She died of a severe septic infection in a hospital in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, her family said.