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Wayne Barrett, tenacious NYC reporter of Trump, dead at 71

Investigative reporter Wayne Barrett, a scourge of New York City power brokers from Rudolph Giuliani to Michael Bloomberg during a decades-long career with the Village Voice and an early and tenacious chronicler of President-elect Donald Trump, died Thursday at age 71.

'NCIS: Los Angeles' star Miguel Ferrer dies at 61

Miguel Ferrer, who brought stern authority to his featured role on CBS' hit "NCIS: Los Angeles" and, before that, to NBC crime drama "Crossing Jordan," has died.

Tamir Bayarsaihan, veteran of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus, now teaches at Circus Juventas in St. Paul.

For Minnesota performers, circus shutdown prompts shock, grief and nostalgia

Bottineau Blue Line LRT gains key federal approval
Minneapolis seeks to make taprooms dog friendly
Court gives OK to Mpls. sick leave rule, but only for employers in city

The Wolves' Karl-Anthony Towns celebrated a hard-fought win over the Clippers along with his 37 points Thursday night in Los Angeles.

Towns scores 37 as Wolves edge Clippers

Late Niederreiter goal lifts Wild over Coyotes
Souhan: Wild's Boudreau does what he must to win — egos be darned
Coup for U: Coveted recruit Oturu picks Gophers

Rick Gomez was promoted Thursday to Target's chief marketing officer.

Rick Gomez will become Target's new chief marketer

Feds' suit says TCF tricked customers on overdraft fees
Hiring in Minnesota accelerated at the end of 2016
Court gives OK to Mpls. sick leave rule, but only for employers in city

Despite it all, I hope Trump will speak for all of us

It's time to repeal the ban on Sunday liquor sales in Minnesota
Sack cartoon: A moment in Earth's history
Readers Write (Jan. 20): Women backing Trump, U.S. Rep. Jason Lewis, Meryl Streep, the abortion rate

A moment in Earth's history

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From exhibit "Where the Children Sleep."

What's bedtime like for Syrian refugee children? See the haunting photos at American Swedish Institute

Michael Keaton's take on Ray Kroc: All's fair in love, war and hamburgers
Review: Lumineers' arena show not their 'Hey' day
For Twin Cities troupe Mu, 'Flower Drum Song' will be a celebration

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.

Bob Anderson is very excited to take his trip to Washington, D.C. for president-elect Trump's inauguration. He works in a dental lab in Edina.

Minnesota Trump fans pack bags, head for D.C. to see history

Inaugural cheers, fireworks: Trump sweeps in for his big day
Franken, Perry share awkward 'Saturday Night Live soundbite' moment
Intercepted Russian communications are part of inquiry into Trump associates

A vehicle carrying Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman arrives at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017. The infamous drug kingpin who twice escaped from maximum-security prisons in Mexico was extradited at the request of the U.S. to face drug trafficking and other charges, and landed in New York late Thursday, a federal law enforcement official said.

Mexican drug kingpin "El Chapo" to appear in US courtroom

US ends probe of Tesla fatal crash without seeking recall
Scientists will live in a dome for 8 months to simulate Mars
Army's elite Ranger Regiment will soon have its first female soldier

FILE - In this undated file photo Osama bin Laden is seen in Afghanistan.

Osama bin Laden worried that Iran put tracking chip in sons

Iran shocked by deadly fire, collapse of Tehran high-rise
Italy crews work through night after avalanche hits hotel
Intercepted Russian communications are part of inquiry into Trump associates

Cretin-Derham Hall basketball standout Daniel Oturu announced his commitment to the Gophers.

Coup for U: Coveted recruit Oturu picks Gophers

Reusse: Millen back with Gophers, as Lucia's undergrad assistant
Border battle a hot ticket: Gophers basketball close to first sellout in two seasons
Cretin-Derham Hall junior standout Oturu picks Gophers

Nino Niederreiter (22) celebrated the first of his two power-play goal with teammates as the Wild beat Arizona 4-3 at Xcel Energy Center on Thursday night. ] CARLOS GONZALEZ - January 19, 2017, St. Paul, MN, Xcel Energy Center, NHL, Hockey, Arizona Coyotes at Minnesota Wild

Late Niederreiter goal lifts Wild over Coyotes

Souhan: Wild's Boudreau does what he must to win — egos be darned
Postgame: Wasn't pretty, but two points is two points for the Wild
Wild Minute: Wild survives a nail-biter against Arizona

'NCIS: Los Angeles' star Miguel Ferrer dies at 61

Paul McCartney files lawsuit against Sony/ATV over copyright
Alanis Morissette manager admits to $4.8M theft from singer
President-elect Donald Trump escalates Tom Ford fashion dis

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Trump expects 'big results' from his choice to lead USDA

Donald Trump said Thursday that he expects that former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue, his choice to lead the Agriculture Department, will "deliver big results for all Americans who earn their living off the land."

Elusive Nigerian funk musician William Onyeabor dies at 70

William Onyeabor, the elusive and influential Nigerian musician who pioneered a stuttering style of electronic funk during the '70s and '80s before retreating from music…

William Hilliard, former Oregonian editor, dies at 89

William A. Hilliard, who became the first black reporter at The Oregonian newspaper and later its editor in a pioneering 42-year career, has died at age 89.

Larry Leventhal, attorney who championed Indian rights, dies at 75

For more than 40 years, he traveled the country representing Indian tribes and activists in battles over water, land, fishing and hunting rights.

Funeral services set for last man to walk on the moon

Funeral services are set for former astronaut Gene Cernan, the last person to have walked on the moon.