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Obituary: John Novachis was business leader at Edina's shopping hub

John Novachis ran an upscale men’s clothing store near the corner of 50th and France long before the area was trendy, outfitting customers ranging from high-profile Twin Cities celebrities …

Planned Parenthood director Thomas Webber bravely led through turbulent times

One day in 1989, a man called Thomas Webber’s St. Paul office and asked to talk. He was a reporter for a Catholic newspaper, he said, and wanted an …

Danforth cites political bullying in Schweich eulogy

Former U.S. Sen. John Danforth denounced the ugly nature of American politics Tuesday while eulogizing Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich, suggesting that political bullying and an anti-Semitic whisper campaign led his friend to kill himself.

Classical music composer Ezra Laderman dies at 90

Ezra Laderman, a classical music composer whose works ranged from symphonies to operas to music for Academy Award-winning films, has died. He was 90.

Kirsten Lindquist, former anchor for KARE, KSTP, dies at age 60

She was put to the test in the KARE studio when a tornado ripped through Fridley in 1986.


Only female mayor in history of Salt Lake City dies at 70

Deedee Corradini, the only female mayor in the history of Salt Lake City who helped bring the Winter Olympics to Utah, has died. She was 70.


Maxee Maxwell, member of girl group Brownstone, dies at 46

Maxee Maxwell, a member of the 1990s girl group Brownstone — best known for the hit "If You Love Me" — has died after cutting herself in a fall at home, a representative said Monday.


Longtime South Carolina journalist John Shurr dies

John Shurr, a longtime journalist and open government advocate who was The Associated Press' bureau chief in South Carolina for 20 years, has died. He was 67.


Obituary: Rev. Theodore Hesburgh fought for human rights

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – The Rev. Theodore Hesburgh transformed the University of Notre Dame into a school known almost as much for academics as for football, even if it …