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'Bluer Than Blue' singer Michael Johnson dies at 72

Singer Michael Johnson in 1986.

The pop and country hitmaker spent much of his career in the Twin Cities.

June Foray, voice of Rocky the Flying Squirrel, dead at 99

Dr. Sagal Nur, right, prepared to work on a patient at her Open Cities Health Center dental office in St. Paul on Thursday with assistant Rita Robinson.

Safety net clinics in Minnesota face loss of federal funds

State dealing with glitches in new license tab, plate computer system
Leaders call for permanent appointment of Arradondo as Mpls. police chief
Family identifies woman fatally stabbed in Minneapolis parking ramp

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Twins manager Paul Molitor.

Molitor wants to return to Twins; decision will be up to Falvey and Levine

'In it for the long haul': Bridgewater talks about his comeback journey
From the X to the U: Lynx playoff move 'not OK' to Reeve
A real walk-off: Minnesota umpire leaves field over teams' ball-strike objections

This rendering, provided by Nomadic, shows what the remodeled Minneapolis Armory will look like during a concert.

Remodeled Minneapolis Armory to host days-long entertainment during Super Bowl

Border adjustment tax dropped from GOP budget plans
Forbes: Amazon CEO Bezos was briefly the world's richest man
FirstService Residential buys Paradise & Associates

Minnesota voters overwhelmingly approved a state constitutional amendment in November creating the Legislative Salary Council, an independent body charged with setting legislative salaries. In March, the council set salaries at $45,000 per year, up from $31,140. The Senate accepted the salary hike, but House Speaker Kurt Daudt disagreed. Two legislators sued, alleging that Daudt had violated the state Constitution by not approving the higher salaries. He then reversed course and accepted the pay raises.

Finally, Minnesota legislators get a raise

Politics too weird? Try the safe blandness of business
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Comedian Dave Chappelle.

Comedian Dave Chappelle dines at acclaimed Robbinsdale restaurant

'Humble and sweet' Frampton calls Twin Cities fan, apologizes for meltdown
Why Sunday's Guns N' Roses stadium concert is one of the year's biggest rock shows
How Minneapolis became a 'must-play market' for stadium rock tours

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.

FILE - In this July 25, 2017 file photo, White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci speaks to members of the media at the White House in Washington. Scaramucci went after chief of staff Reince Priebus Thursday, July 27, 2017, as a suspected "leaker" within the West Wing in a pull-no-punches interview that laid bare the personality clashes and internal turmoil of Donald Trump's presidency.

Scaramucci threats, insults inflame fierce White House fight

National group sets up shop in Minnesota to support Paulsen
Senate begins voting on 'skinny repeal' bill targeting Obamacare
AP Explains: What is Venezuela's constituent assembly?

Foxconn Chairman Terry Gou, left, and Gov. Scott Walker hold the Wisconsin flag to celebrate their $10 billion investment to build a display panel plant in Wisconsin, at the Milwaukee Art Museum in Milwaukee, Wis., Thursday, July 27, 2017.

Foxconn deal may cost Wisconsin $230,700 per new worker

Officer dies after shot multiple times in Indianapolis
Thrill ride was OK'd hours before deadly state fair accident
Justice Dept. weighs in against workplace protections for gays

In this June 28, 2017, photo, police officers aim their weapons during an operation at the Pavao Pavaozinho slum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Brazil defense minister: Troops to fight violence in Rio

Baby Charlie Gard's latest brain scan is 'sad reading'
Clashes, tensions flare at sacred site in Jerusalem
N. Korea mysteriously nixes beer fest, but unveils new brew

Twins manager Paul Molitor.

Molitor wants to return to Twins; decision will be up to Falvey and Levine

Falvey: Trade deadline a 'fluid situation' for Twins
Multiple reports suggest Twins could still trade Santana, others
Padres knock off Mets 7-5 behind rookies Margot, Coleman

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater speaks at his first press conference since his knee injury last year, during NFL football training camp in Mankato, Minn., Thursday, July 27, 2017.

'In it for the long haul': Bridgewater talks about his comeback journey

Vikings' Jarius Wright adamant he should play more than last season
Vikings camp report: New-look run game, potential starters emerging
Fourth Vikings player identified from football brain injury study

In this combination photo, Quincy Jones appears at his home in Los Angeles, Calif., on April 9, 2004, left, and Michael Jackson arrives to court on March 2, 2005, in Santa Maria, Calif. On Wednesday, July 26, 2017, a jury found that Jackson�s estate owes Jones $9.4 million in royalties and production fees from �Billie Jean,� �Thriller� and more of the superstar�s biggest hits.

Jury: Michael Jackson estate owes Quincy Jones $9.4 million

Michael Phelps stands by Shark Week race: 'You can believe whatever you want'
Princes William, Harry remember their final call with Diana
Comedian Dave Chappelle dines at acclaimed Robbinsdale restaurant

Obituary: June Foray, prolific voice of Rocky the flying squirrel

June Foray, an actress of a thousand voices, who portrayed Rocky the flying squirrel and the fiendish spy Natasha Fatale on the wickedly satirical animated…

June Foray, voice of Rocky on 'Rocky and Bullwinkle Show,' dies at 99

June Foray, a voice actress best known for playing Rocky the Flying Squirrel and Natasha Fatale on “The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show,” has died. She was…

Barbara Sinatra, Frank's 4th wife and philanthropist, dies

Barbara Sinatra, the fourth wife of legendary singer Frank Sinatra and a prominent children's advocate and philanthropist who raised millions of dollars to help abused youngsters, died Tuesday. She was 90.

Stanley Bachman grew the family's floral business

Every spring morning, Stanley Bachman got out of bed at 4 a.m. to pick carnations in the greenhouse for the family floral business."It was so…

Last orca calf born in captivity at a SeaWorld park dies

The last killer whale born in captivity under SeaWorld's former orca-breeding program died Monday at the company's San Antonio park, SeaWorld said.