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MLK confidant and civil rights leader Wyatt Tee Walker dies

The Rev. Wyatt Tee Walker, a leader in the civil rights movement who helped the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. assemble his famous "Letter From Birmingham Jail," has died.

Weather Channel co-founder dies; doubted climate science

Joe Coleman made the news media rounds challenging the notion of manmade global warming.

John Coleman, who co-founded The Weather Channel and was the original meteorologist on ABC's "Good Morning America" during a six-decade broadcasting career but who later drew people's anger for his open skepticism about climate change being man-made, has died. He was 83.


Bobby Wiesner, 15, a student at Southwest High School, was upended as he sledded down the hill at Beard’s Plaisance on Tuesday.

More than 12" of snow strands students, flights and commuters

3 Minnesota sex offenders fight city ordinance that essentially bans them
The original 'Girl From the North Country,' Dylan's high school sweetheart, has died
Annie Young, longtime Minneapolis Park Board member and a blunt advocate for conservation, dies

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Gophers guard Isaiah Washington stood near Northwestern guard Scottie Lindsey (20) as the clock ran out during the Wildcats' 77-69 victory at Williams Arena on Tuesday night.

Northwestern deals U its sixth loss in seven games

Zimmer's 2018 to-do list: Hire coordinator, sort out quarterbacks
Scoggins: With Vikings in win-now mode, dare to go bold at QB
Wolves' Butler, Towns chosen as All-Star reserves

Park Square Court is planned to be the location of a new hotel.

New boutique hotel slated near Mears Park in St. Paul

Final data show 2017 was a great year to sell a house in the Twin Cities
South Dakota's Sanford Health expands into five more countries
Defense attorneys in Starkey trial try to poke holes in government's case

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St. Paul takes an important step toward improving policing

An open letter from Kentucky to the people of Minnesota, about those Eagles fans
Fighting MNGOP Inc. in the age of Trump
Government shutdown and reopening: Democrats' five-point plan for self-defeat

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Minnesota Public Radio issued a statement Tuesday concerning its split with Garrison Keillor, saying a woman had accused him of "dozens of sexually inappropriate incidents ... over a period of years.”

MPR lays out its case against former host Garrison Keillor

Oscar nominations reflect a new era in Hollywood as women get their due
Tickets for Taylor Swift's first show here selling well below face value
Make room, Joel and Ethan Coen: St. Paul's Dowdle brothers have arrived

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.


President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions, shown in December at an FBI National Academy graduation ceremony in Quantico, Va.

Special counsel questions Sessions; is Trump coming soon?

Two lawmakers from Minneapolis call for SWLRT vibrations study
Trump asked acting FBI director for whom he had voted in 2016
Minnesota DFLers say Raheel Raza, affiliated with 'hate groups,' should not speak at Capitol

Emergency crews respond to Marshall County High School after a fatal school shooting Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, in Benton, Ky. Authorities said a shooting suspect was in custody.

2 dead, 17 injured in Kentucky school shooting; suspect held

Undersea quake sends Alaskans fleeing from feared tsunami
Ursula K. Le Guin, writer acclaimed for her fantasy fiction, is dead at 88
Uncertainty surrounds DACA renewal applications

Mayon volcano spews red-hot lava in another eruption as seen from Legazpi city, Albay province, roughly 200 miles (340 kilometers) southeast of Manila, Philippines, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. Mayon has spewed fountains of red-hot lava and massive ash plumes anew in a dazzling but increasingly dangerous eruption that has sent 56,000 villagers fleeing to evacuation centers. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

Philippine volcano spreads lava almost 2 miles from crater

Maduro to seek re-election as Venezuela eyes vote by April
Official: Americans killed, injured in attack on Kabul hotel
Europe takes center stage in Davos ahead of Trump arrival

Vikings quarterbacks Case Keenum (7) and Teddy Bridgewater are both unsigned going into next season.

Zimmer's 2018 to-do list: Hire coordinator, sort out quarterbacks

Scoggins: With Vikings in win-now mode, dare to go bold at QB
Former Vikings assistant was early Brady believer
Elflein needing surgery; Zimmer won't attend Super Bowl

Wolves standouts Jimmy Butler (23) and Karl-Anthony Towns (32) were chosen by Western Conference coaches as two of seven reserves to play in next month’s game in Los Angeles.

Wolves' Butler, Towns chosen as All-Star reserves

Wolves to honor Saunders
Wiggins soars for 40 as Wolves win, equal last season's victory total
Wolves-Portland game preview

As traffic stalled near Xcel Energy Center during Monday’s snowstorm that dumped more than a foot in the Twin Cities, fans — and one Wild player — made their way to the arena by foot.

It's snow big deal as Wild trudges through before victory

Wild players fight through snowstorm to take down Senators
Postgame: Wild feeding off urgency of tight playoff race
Wild defenseman Prosser making the most of increased ice time

FILE - In this Oct. 20, 2014 file photo, Neil Diamond performs on NBC's "Today" show in New York. Diamond is retiring from touring after he says he was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.

Neil Diamond says he has Parkinson's, retires from touring

Singer Ed Sheeran announces engagement on Instagram
UK's Princess Eugenie, daughter of Prince Andrew, engaged
C.J.: Medical matters may be nudging Larry Fitzgerald Sr. toward the Sun Belt

Ursula K. Le Guin, best-selling science fiction author, dies

Ursula K. Le Guin, the award-winning science fiction and fantasy writer who explored feminist themes and was best known for her Earthsea books, has died at 88.


The original 'Girl From the North Country,' Dylan's high school sweetheart, has died

Echo Helstrom Casey, the adventurous beauty whose spirit sparked the songwriter during his Hibbing days, passed away in California at 75.


Ursula K. Le Guin, writer acclaimed for her fantasy fiction, is dead at 88

Her son said she had been in poor health for several months.


Civil rights leader Wyatt Tee Walker dies; worked beside MLK

The Rev. Wyatt Tee Walker, a leader in the civil rights movement who helped the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. assemble his famous "Letter From Birmingham Jail," has died.


Obituary: Harold "Red" Goldberg welcomed all at Red's Roost

For 30 years, Harold "Red" Goldberg created a community for dozens of hardscrabble regulars at his Minneapolis bar, feeding them holiday dinners, giving out winter coats and providing a safe, judgment-free space to gather.