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Author, activist Jewish convert Julius Lester dies at 78

An author, musician, civil rights activist and professor who made a late-life conversion to Judaism, has died. Julius Lester was 78.

Prolific artist Ed Moses of LA's 'Cool School' dies at 91

The prolific abstract expressionist Ed Moses, who was one of the founding members of a collective known as the "Cool School" and helped transform Los Angeles from a cultural backwater to a major force in the world of modern art, has died. He was 91.


A young girl stood front and center at the front of the procession from St. Paul College to the State Capitol for the noon rally. ] ANTHONY SOUFFLE • anthony.souffle@startribune.com Women’s activists and supporters gathered at St. Paul College then marched to the State Capitol for a noon rally Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017 for a local version of the big national D.C. women’s march. ORG XMIT: MIN1701211543353332

Why no march here? Some Twin Cities women want to take movement to the streets again

Police: Ex-boyfriend killed Edina woman in Minnesota, burned body in New Orleans
Donations rocket past $200K for Saints punter's charity and Children's Minnesota
St. Paul's Rondo community gets a glimpse of I-94 land bridge designs

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Nick Foles, left, and Case Keenum

Good friends Keenum and Foles traveled a winding path to NFC title game

Craig: Eagles believe their defense on par with Vikings' - and they're not wrong
Mailbag: How will the Vikings pressure Eagles quarterback Foles?
Second-half surge sends Maryland by Gophers 77-66

The Twin Cities did not make the first cut in Amazon.com Inc.'s list of regions where it might locate a second headquarters. File photo of Amazon’s headquarters building in Seattle.

Why did Twin Cities miss out on first cut for 2nd Amazon HQ?

With major venues booked up for Super Bowl events, planners got creative
With rapid bus line on drawing board, developer shifts plans for site in Oakdale
Dick's Sporting Goods to extend hours and open early for Viking fans

In this Oct. 13, 2017, photo, President Donald Trump spoke to reporters on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington.

Stop this name-calling and debate the issues

As federal shutdown looms, ponder a better way to govern
Sack cartoon: Jeff Sessions' approach to drugs
Readers Write: Star Tribune Minnesota Poll, Super Bowl preparations, immigration debate

Jeff Sessions' approach to drugs

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Lady Lark performed in First Avenue’s Best New Bands showcase earlier this month.

Two weeks after igniting an old-school dance party, Lady Lark returns to First Ave

Minnesota legend Mike Lynch: A portrait of the artist as blue-collar hero
New musical in Bloomington is one of the hottest tickets in town, with good reason
'12 Strong' action-packed but superficial

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.


Chairwoman of the Minnesota Republican Party, Jennifer Carnahan.

Minnesota GOP board grants party chairwoman request for commission

For Minnesota, a shutdown could have major implications
Minn Poll: Mixed views of tax changes include majority seeing rich gaining most
The Latest: Judge: Washington lawmaker records are public

Louise Anna Turpin, far left, with attorney Jeff Moore, second from left, and her husband David Allen Turpin, listen to attorney, David Macher, as they appear in court for their arraignment in Riverside, Calif., Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. The parents of 13 siblings who were allegedly held in captivity in their family's Southern California home were charged Thursday with committing years of torture and abuse that left their children malnourished, undersized and with cognitive impairments.

California DA says couple's abuse of 12 kids became torture

Clues sought in copter crash that killed Zimbabwean leader
Science panel backs lower drunken driving threshold
At least 10 deaths from snow, ice and record cold in South

Pope Francis arrives to celebrate Mass on Lobito Beach in Iquique, Chile, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018.

Pope shocks Chile by accusing sex abuse victims of slander

Gaza family kills relative after Hamas says he aided Israel
El Salvador tells citizens to renew soon-to-end TPS status
Prague's 600-year-old clock has been stopped for repairs

Nick Foles, left, and Case Keenum

Good friends Keenum and Foles traveled a winding path to NFC title game

Craig: Eagles believe their defense on par with Vikings' - and they're not wrong
Souhan: From the UP to 13 years in the NFL, Berger's built quite a career
Hartman: Joseph's vision for success with Vikings becomes reality

Houston Rockets guard Eric Gordon (10) passes the ball as Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns (32) and guard Jimmy Butler defend during the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)

Wolves can't handle Houston's outside game in 18-point loss

Afflalo suspended two games after scuffle with Wolves' Bjelica
LeBron, Curry are captains, to draft NBA All-Star Game teams
Wolves lose 116-98 to Rockets

Devan Dubnyk has to make plenty of saves, but the Wild helps its goalie by forcing opponents to take more low-quality shots.

How is Wild in playoff hunt despite being last in this statistic?

Hornqvist gets 2 goals, Penguins beat slumping LA Kings 3-1
Sizzling Avs win 8th straight by holding off Sharks 5-3
Wild has tough stretch of games after both breaks

Britain's Prince William chats to guests at a reception after delivering a speech to celebrate the national rollout of the 'Step into Health' programme, at Chandos House in London, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. The initiative is supported by the Royal Foundation to help ex-service people, their spouses and dependants find employment in the National Health Service. The event was hosted by NHS Employers. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, Pool)

Royal close shave: Prince William opts for dramatic buzz cut

In TV interview, Farrow describes alleged Allen assault
Curry says she wasn't surprised by Lauer allegations
C.J. and Philly columnist Stu Bykofsky trade trash talk

Robert 'Skip' Wilke, YMCA camping champion, dies at 79

People don't often get a chance to pursue a childhood passion for an entire lifetime, but when the folks of the YMCA's Camp Menogyn in…


Stansfield Turner, who led major CIA reforms, dies

Stansfield A. Turner, who served as CIA director under President Jimmy Carter and oversaw reforms at the agency after the Senate uncovered CIA surveillance aimed at American citizens, has died. He was 94.


Peter Mayle, author of 'A Year in Provence,' is dead at 78

Peter Mayle, the British author whose midlife relocation to France inspired his best-selling "A Year in Provence" and other works set in his adopted country, died Thursday at age 78.


Romney mentor, Bain & Co. founder, William Bain Jr. dies

William Bain Jr., the founder of global consulting and private equity businesses bearing his name who helped drive the career of former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, has died. He was 80.


Prominent AIDS crusader Mathilde Krim dies at age 91

Mathilde Krim, a prominent AIDS researcher who galvanized worldwide support in the early fight against the deadly disease, has died. She was 91.