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'Greening of America' author Charles Reich dead at 91

Charles Reich, the author and Ivy League academic whose "The Greening of America" blessed the counterculture of the 1960s and became a million-selling manifesto for a new and euphoric way of life, has died.

Alan Brinkley, scholar of liberalism, dead at 70

Alan Brinkley, an influential historian and academic who traced the evolution of liberalism from the New Deal to the 21st century and was a popular commentator on culture and politics, has died at age 70.


Firefighters mop up the scene after an early morning fire at the Bde Maka Ska pavilion on May 16. A replacement structure will likely not be rebuilt u

Bde Maka Ska pavilion won't be rebuilt until '21, Park Board says

Mary Kim, who rose from a war-torn childhood to leadership positions, dies at 80
Minnesota National Guard won't expel Chaska man over hate group ties
Two U wrestlers jailed on suspicion of sexual assault await fate

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Twins starter Jose Berrios was congratulated by pitching coach Wes Johnson after Berrios threw eight innings against Boston, giving up only one first-

Porcello outpitches Berrios as Red Sox shut out Twins 2-0

Grunewald remembered as she lived her life: Running for hope
Two U wrestlers jailed on suspicion of sexual assault await fate
Rosas' plan for Timberwolves starts to take shape

Opus plans to build this 20-story, 350-unit apartment complex, called Nicollet 301, across the street from the downtown library.

20-story apartment building one of 7 new projects to reach Mpls. planners this week

Corn and soybean planting wrapping up in Minnesota, USDA says
Public company moves headquarters to Minnesota
Locked-out workers get first checks in $1.25M case against Twin Cities trucking company

Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway speaks to reporters outside of the White House, April 30, 2019 in Washington, D.C.

Federal employees and political speech: What if we really Kellyanned the Hatch Act?

Protests rattle Hong Kong — and Beijing
Farming in Minnesota: Climate will change what we grow and how we grow it
Americans can't afford to bicker

Sack cartoon: Kids' summer choices
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Dr. Leslie Reed examines a wood turtle that was hit by a car. Shell repair is among her specialties.

This Minnesota wildlife vet can fix turtle shells, opossum toothaches and more

Getting married? It might be time to call the dentist
End of school year can be start of 'summertime anxiety' for some kids
Heart and Joan Jett to rock Xcel Center together Oct. 13

Reusse: Whether 'Pretty Boy' or 'The Axe,' Larry Hennig was an original
Patrick Reusse

Before making a name for himself on the pro wrestling circuits, Larry Hennig was a Minnesota state wrestling champion at Robbinsdale High School in 1954. He died this week at age 82.

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.


Lt. Governor Peggy Flanagan and Gov. Tim Walz during budget negotiations last month.

Walz to undergo knee surgery; Flanagan to briefly assume top job

High court lets Virginia voting go ahead under redrawn map
APNewsBreak: Ex-judge with anti-abortion ties named to panel
The Latest: China urges US, Iran to avoid further escalation

An armed shooter stands near the Earle Cabell Federal Building Monday, June 17, 2019, in downtown Dallas. The shooter was hit and injured in an exchan

Masked gunman killed in shootout at Dallas courthouse

Gloria Vanderbilt, heiress, jeans queen, dies at 95
Shark bites child in third North Carolina attack this season
Best Buy says expanded tariffs would cost consumers

FILE - In this May 8, 2014 file photo, Egypt's ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi sits in a defendant cage in the Police Academy courthouse in C

Egypt's ousted president Morsi dies in court during trial

Tensions rise as Iran speeds up enrichment, US sends troops
UK Conservative hopefuls fight for No 2 spot against Johnson
China's Xi to visit N. Korea as both nations feud with U.S.

Gersson Rosas, the Wolves' new president of basketball operations, will run his first NBA draft on Thursday.

Rosas' plan for Timberwolves starts to take shape

Mock draft report: Who will the Timberwolves take on Thursday?
Former Wolves assistant returning to be on Ryan Saunders' staff
Rosas talks about work in progress with Wolves

Wild draft history is a mixed bag, but there are chances for success

Wild draft history is a mixed bag, but there are chances for success

Penguins GM confirms Kessel vetoed trade to Wild for Zucker
Wild GM Fenton seems aimed at long-term, rather than quick fix
'Unfortunate' that Zucker trade talks became public, Fenton says

Standout Gophers wrestler Gable Steveson was arrested Saturday evening along with a second U wrestler, Dylan Martinez, on suspicion of criminal sexual

Two U wrestlers jailed on suspicion of sexual assault await fate

Grunewald remembered as she lived her life: Running for hope
Gophers' new freshman PG follows path of former U star
Gophers garner football commits from Texas athlete, Georgia cornerback

Dave Mustaine

Megadeth's Dave Mustaine says he has throat cancer

Gloria Vanderbilt, heiress, jeans queen, dies at 95
OJ Simpson posts video to announce official Twitter account
C.J.: For RuPaul, love and kindness top everything else

Rose Talbot and Caleb Brumley.

On world's largest private hospital ship, a Minn. filmmaker finds his calling — and future spouse

Small-town Minnesota newspaper praised for defending immigrant community
Why more millennials should consider a financial planner
Minnetonka's gray-haired Friday Boys are church's worker bees — and BFFs

Alan Brinkley, scholar of liberalism, dead at 70

– Alan Brinkley, an influential historian and academic who traced the evolution of liberalism from the New Deal to the 21st century,…


Mary Kim, who rose from a war-torn childhood to leadership positions, dies at 80

She came to the United States as a penniless teenager, speaking no English. Her family was shattered, forced to move into a refugee camp when…


Gloria Vanderbilt, heiress, jeans queen, dies at 95

Gloria Vanderbilt, the intrepid heiress, artist and romantic who began her extraordinary life as the "poor little rich girl" of the Great Depression, survived family tragedy and multiple marriages and reigned during the 1970s and '80s as a designer jeans pioneer, died Monday at the age of 95.


Franco Zeffirelli, the master of grandeur on stage and screen, dies at 96 in Rome

Franco Zeffirelli, the Italian director and designer who reigned in theater, film and opera as the unrivaled master of grandeur, orchestrating the youthful 1968 movie…


Pat Bowlen, influential owner of the Denver Broncos, dies at 75

Pat Bowlen, 75, the influential hands-on owner of the Denver Broncos, who won all three of its Super Bowl titles under his long stewardship,…