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Ex-Minnesota Orchestra maestro Stanislaw Skrowaczewski dies

Former longtime Minnesota Orchestra music director Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, who conducted major orchestras in England, Japan and other countries, died Tuesday after suffering a second stroke earlier this month, the orchestra said. He was 93.

Anne 'Chana' Ptaszek, Holocaust survivor and admired seamstress

Tom Hoch, former chairman of the Minneapolis downtown Council and founder of the Hennepin Theater Trust, announced that he is running for mayor of Minneapolis.

Tom Hoch enters race for Minneapolis mayor

More record warmth then 'potent' storm by week's end
Teen convicted of being 'mastermind' in huge gun theft from Minn. shop
Teen couple charged in Chisago County with murder in overdose of 18-year-old

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Wild fans saluted their team.

Beating Chicago would give Wild the most points in the NHL

Report of Wolves' interest in Derrick Rose is confusing -- until it isn't
Extra work: Twins getting a lot done before practice officially starts
Garnett opens up about Wolves, departure from Saunders' 'dream and vision'

Medtronic plc said its profit grew 3.3 percent in the November-to-January period.

'Confident' Medtronic 3rd quarter results beat Wall St. expectations

New Hy-Vee in Savage adds more grab-and-go options, beauty dept.
Macy's profit falls nearly 13 percent as sales drop
Ecolab misses 4Q expectations but posts strong 2017 forecast

President Trump announced Monday that Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, left, will be the new national security adviser.

Trump makes smart move for national security adviser

Legislature can send a message on qualifications for U's Board of Regents
Stop the Trump hysteria. His early stumbles are nothing new.
Readers Write (Feb. 21): Workplace standards, a response from U.S. Rep. Jason Lewis on availability, President Trump's travel expenses and more, bike safety

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Minnesota Orchestra Conductor Laureate Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, 93, at his home in Plymouth.

Minnesota musical giant Stanislaw Skrowaczewski dead at 93

World record for largest Bloody Mary bar could be broken by a St. Paul pub
In becoming a U.S. citizen, I realized I've been an American all along
J. Cole, Chris Brown each announce 2017 Xcel Center dates

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.

In this Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017, photo released by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement shows foreign nationals being arrested this week during a targeted enforcement operation conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) aimed at immigration fugitives, re-entrants and at-large criminal aliens in Los Angeles. Immigrant advocates on Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, decried a series of arrests that federal deportation agents said aimed to round up criminals in Southern California but they believe mark a shift in enforcement under the Trump administration.

Trump outlines sweeping deportations of immigrants

Minneapolis DFL to move citywide convention to July 8
Citizens League report hopes to break the transit 'logjam'
Minnesota parents lobby for kids at 'Dyslexia Day' at State Capitol

In this Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, photo, debris is piled on the ground awaiting pickup by cleanup crews at the Dakota Access oil pipeline protest camp in southern North Dakota near Cannon Ball. The camp is on federal land, and authorities have told occupants to leave by Wednesday, Feb. 22 in advance of spring flooding.

Deadline to leave pipeline protest camp won't be extended

Panda express: Bao Bao on nonstop flight to China
Warhol's death gets new look and it wasn't so routine after all
2nd orange alligator pops up in the Carolinas

This Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, photo provided by The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, shows Libyan Red Crescent workers recovering bodies of people that washed ashore, near Zawiya, Libya. The Libyan Red Crescent says at least 74 bodies of African migrants have washed ashore in western Libya, the latest tragedy at sea along a perilous trafficking route to Europe. It says the bodies were found on Monday and that more may yet surface.

Bodies of 74 migrants heading to Europe wash up in Libya

How these billionaires got their money – and what they do with it
Riot in immigrant suburb of Stockholm after drug suspect is arrested
Le Pen refuses headscarf, nixes talks with Lebanon cleric

A five-game winning streak puts the Gophers men’s basketball team in the best position in more than a decade to finish with a Big Ten record above .500. That hasn’t happened since the 2004-05 season.

Not 'on the bubble': Gophers looking forward to the madness of March

Scoggins: As Pitino and Fletcher show, patience can be underrated
Bracketology: Your guide to following the Gophers' NCAA tournament hopes
Kill brings energy, message to another rebuilding project at Rutgers

The Wild have been experimenting with Charlie Coyle, left, playing him at both right wing and center.

Wild likes the results of its recent tinkering

Scoggins: As Pitino and Fletcher show, patience can be underrated
Wild's Dumba might return Tuesday; Boudreau on Graovac's recall
Beating Chicago would give Wild the most points in the NHL

Actor-singer David Cassidy said he feared he would end up like his mother, who suffered from Alzheimer’s disease.

Former teen idol David Cassidy reveals he has dementia

Yiannopoulos denies defending pedophilia after controversial comments
Gamblers think Trump's a goner: 75 percent bet he won't finish first term
Lisa Marie Presley says she's broke after ex asks for money

Jazz fusion guitarist Larry Coryell dies in NYC at age 73

Jazz guitarist Larry Coryell, known as the "Godfather of Fusion," has died in New York City. He was 73.

Noted movie critic Richard Schickel dies at 84

Richard Schickel, a noted movie critic for Life and Time magazines who also wrote dozens of books and made documentaries about Hollywood, has died. He was 84.

Jazz fusion guitarist Larry Coryell dies in NYC at age 73

Jazz guitarist Larry Coryell, known as the "Godfather of Fusion," has died in New York City. He was 73.

Americans on Presidents Day: Admiration, fear mark holiday

The United States on Monday marked Presidents Day, a holiday that's taking on a new meaning for some Americans this year as Republican President Donald Trump — to the dismay of some and the delight of others — upends traditional notions of the office.

Russia's ambassador to United Nations falls ill, dies at 64

Russia's ambassador to the United Nations, a veteran diplomat known as a potent, savvy yet personable voice for his country's interests who could both spar and get along with his Western counterparts, died suddenly Monday after falling ill in his office at Russia's U.N. mission.