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Albert Speer Jr, architect who tried to escape from shadow of his father's Nazi legacy, dies at 83

Albert Speer Jr. won a German architecture prize in 1966, which helped kick-start his career. Contestants were identified by numbers rather than names, and when the judges learned his name, “everybody was baffled,” he later said. “ ‘What?’ said one of the members of the jury. ‘Albert Speer? I thought he’s in jail!’ That’s how I began.”

Speer, who died Sept. 15 at 83, never fully succeeded in escaping from the shadow of his father, Hitler's principal architect and armaments minister.

L'Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt dies at age 94

Liliane Bettencourt, the L'Oreal cosmetics heiress and the world's richest woman, has died at her home in a chic Parisian suburb. She was 94.


Lt. Aaron Biard spoke with Windy Puckett at her restaurant “Wendy’s House of Soul” last month in Minneapolis. Biard was recently appointed Fourth Precinct inspector.

Community is key for new police inspector in north Minneapolis

Renaming of Lake Calhoun now in the hands of Hennepin County Board
Heat wave hits as fall arrives: It's going to feel like 100 today
About 300 gather to honor St. Thomas student left to die in Minneapolis crash

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The Twins' Eduardo Escobar is greeted in the dugout after scoring during the fourth inning Thursday.

Twins open Wild Card lead to 2½ games as bats come alive in Detroit

ACL injuries like Bradford's cause division in medical ranks
Reusse: After shooting for the stars, QB Erdmann settles in at St. John's
No. 1 Gophers volleyball getting huge lift from dominant freshman

An illustration showing the interior of a Topgolf center.

Topgolf closes Twin Cities land deal for glitzy, high-tech all-season center

Dunwoody College of Technology plans $10M renovation of Mpls. campus
Vivid, colorful original Trix is returning to stores
Target expands Restock household supply service to 8 additional cities

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You call it 'fleeing'; I call it parent empowerment

Street funding woes in Minnesota cities need a state response
Sack cartoon: Speaking of nicknames
Readers Write: Minnesota Legislature expenses, the Trump presidency, Minneapolis bike lanes

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The renovated Trylon Cinema in Minneapolis has gone from 50 seats to 100.

Trylon remodeling is a really big deal for the Minneapolis repertory movie house

Songwriter Dan Wilson covers his 'Re-Covered' hits with Adele, Dixie Chicks, Taylor Swift
'Prairie Home' announces October guests Chris Stapleton, Randy Newman, Margo Price
Topgolf closes Twin Cities land deal for glitzy, high-tech all-season center

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.


Dr. Michael Kamp examined a patient Thursday at Open Cities Medical Center. The low-income clinic in St. Paul would face major funding losses under the Graham-Cassidy health care proposal.

Latest health bill in Senate could end up costing Minn. billions

Dayton, legislative leaders wrap up mediation sessions for the day
Nambia? Namibia? Is there a difference?
Timeline: Uber's trouble in London caps rough year

Ivan Lopez, 51, helps his neighbor with the damage to his neighbor's home on Sept. 21, 2017 in Puerto Rico. His home was not as badly damaged so he plans to stay despite the lack of water and electricity. "I was born here; I'll die here," said Lopez. (Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times/TNS) ORG XMIT: 1211595

Powerless: Puerto Rico faces weeks without electricity

Florida nursing home where 10 died after Irma is shuttered; records reportedly falsified
Facebook agrees to turn over Russian-linked ads to Congress
Consumer packaging group to reduce confusing food labels

Residents observe the Mount Agung from a viewing point in Bali, Indonesia, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017. Officials have more than doubled the size of the evacuation zone around the Mount Agung volcano on the tourist island of Bali and raised its alert level for the second time in less than a week.

Nearly 10,000 leave homes around active Bali volcano

Kim Jong Un: 'Deranged' Trump will 'pay dearly' for threat
Despair rises for relatives of the missing in Mexico quake
This weekend, Minnesota celebrates the Finns, with rare visit by president

The Twins' Eduardo Escobar is greeted in the dugout after scoring during the fourth inning Thursday.

Twins open Wild Card lead to 2½ games as bats come alive in Detroit

Molitor doesn't expect Sano to return during regular season
Postgame: Twins work over Tigers pitchers in dominating victory
More teams to extend netting after girl hit by ball at Twins-Yankees game

Sam Bradford has had two torn ACLs, both while with the Rams, and is now dealing with discomfort in the same knee.

ACL injuries like Bradford's cause division in medical ranks

Deep thought: Vikings' Thielen has skill not possessed by all
Fantasy football: Don't fear starting Vikings receivers with Keenum at QB
Week 3 Road to Minneapolis: A silver and black attack

This combination photo shows Ryan Gosling at CinemaCon 2017 on March 27, 2017, in Las Vegas, left, and Jay Z performing at a campaign rally for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in Cleveland on Nov. 4, 2016. Gosling will host the 43rd season opener of "Saturday Night Live," on Sept. 30. Jay-Z will be the musical guest.

Ryan Gosling to host 'SNL' premiere with Jay-Z musical guest

Kiss members Gene Simmons, Ace Frehley reunite on stage
Spicer admits 'mistakes' as press secretary, but says he never lied
Businessman put on notice after rant against Kathy Griffin

Baby whose mother chose giving birth over chemo now has died, too

A tiny preemie whose gravely ill mother had hoped to save her by shunning chemotherapy during pregnancy has died, a relative said Thursday.


Bernie Casey, pro football player turned actor, dies

Bernie Casey, a professional football player turned poet, painter and actor known for parts in films such as "Revenge of the Nerds" and "I'm Gonna Git You Sucka," has died. He was 78.


Deputies: Baby born during Irma found dead in mother's car

Authorities say a baby born premature in Florida during Hurricane Irma was later found dead in its mother's car.


Lillian Ross, longtime New Yorker writer, dead at 99

Lillian Ross, the ever-watchful New Yorker reporter whose close narrative style defined a memorable and influential 70-year career, including a revealing portrait of Ernest Hemingway, a classic Hollywood expose and a confession to an adulterous affair, has died at age 99.


Allman Brothers producer Johnny Sandlin dead at 72

An Alabama musician and recording engineer who produced songs for groups including the Allman Brothers Band has died.