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Maggie Roche of The Roches sister vocal trio dies at 65

Maggie Roche, the folk-rock singer-songwriter who since the mid-1970s had performed and recorded as a trio and in pairs with her two sisters, has died.

Harry Middleton, LBJ speechwriter and historian, dies at 95

Harry Middleton, a former speechwriter to Lyndon B. Johnson and later the longtime director of his presidential library, has died. He was 95.


Rain from Thursday night into Friday morning made the ice on Lake Minnetonka unusable for playing Hockey Friday during the North American Pond Hockey Championship.

Minnesota's outdoor ice rinks feeling the heat

Tens of thousands march in St. Paul with message for Trump
'I felt like I was going to die,' one of five shot at Clark protest testifies
Snelling busway gets strong start; don't count on extension soon

Gophers guard Nate Mason had his shot blocked by Penn State’s Mike Watkins, part of a 52-50 loss and a pair of defeats that interrupted a run of Gophers success.

Richard Pitino's Gophers want to make season and rivalry statement vs. Wisconsin

Transplanted Staal boys loving Wild, and Minnesota winter
Tyus Jones once again plays key role late in Wolves victory
Kloos' overtime goal extends U's winning streak to seven

Mary Dodds and Maggie Mortensen, co-founders of North Aire Market, worked on making soup in their Shakopee test kitchen.

QVC serves up prime-time spot for Shakopee soup ladies Sunday

Twin Cities housing market expected to tighten more in 2017
Best Buy's Joly says he isn't leaving after report says he is top prospect for another job
Target's ex-grocery chief lands new gig at Supervalu

Donald Trump, surrounded by his family, was administered the oath of office Friday by Chief Justice John Roberts as the 45th president in Washington.

For President Trump, a missed opportunity to unify

Rash Report: Europe on alert for Kremlin's election meddling
Sack cartoon: Trump — a flow chart
Readers Write (Jan. 21): President Donald Trump

Trump — a flow chart

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Country superstar Eric Church performed at Target Center on Friday in Minneapolis.

Review: Eric Church shows who's the Boss at Target Center

The forgotten architects behind the Foshay and other iconic Mpls. buildings
New Bob Dylan musical takes place in Duluth during Great Depression, will premiere in London
What's bedtime like for Syrian refugee children? See the haunting photos at American Swedish Institute

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.


President Donald Trump delivers his inaugural address after being sworn in as the 45th president of the United States during the 58th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017.

World jittery about Trump's 'America first' inaugural speech

Trump's team takes charge
Trump takes charge, assertive but untested 45th US president
Trump White House ringed by 'swamp' denizens despite pledge

Women rally at Capitol Hill as they make their voices heard on the first full day of Donald Trump's presidency, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017 in Washington.

Hundreds of thousands of women protest against Trump

El Chapo is hauled off to US jail that has held terrorists
Freeze-dried food and 1 bathroom: 6 simulate Mars in dome
4 dead after tornado rips through south Mississippi

This frame from video shows Italian firefighters extracting a woman alive from under snow and debris of an hotel that was hit by an avalanche on Wednesday, in Rigopiano, central Italy, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. (Italian Firefighters/ANSA via AP)

Rescuers search for avalanche survivors, fear more slides

Turkey: Erdogan buoyed by vote for powerful presidency
AP Interview: New Gambia leader says Jammeh leaving in hours
Rescue teams pull 2 bodies from Iran building rubble

Gophers guard Nate Mason had his shot blocked by Penn State’s Mike Watkins, part of a 52-50 loss and a pair of defeats that interrupted a run of Gophers success.

Richard Pitino's Gophers want to make season and rivalry statement vs. Wisconsin

Kloos' overtime goal extends U's winning streak to seven
Souhan: Right moves give Badgers undeniable dominance over Gophers
Gard's Badgers once again built for Big Ten dominance

The Staal brothers — Parker, 7, and Levi, 5 — took advantage of a Minnesota day on a backyard rink, with uncle Geoff Lindberg and grandfather Arthur Vandenbroeke joining in.

Transplanted Staal boys loving Wild, and Minnesota winter

Late Niederreiter goal lifts Wild over lowly Coyotes
Souhan: Wild's Boudreau does what's needed to win — egos be darned
Wild-Anaheim game preview

Aaron Rodgers' father opens up on family rift

'NCIS: Los Angeles' star Miguel Ferrer dies at 61
Adele to perform at the Grammy Awards next month
C.J.: Smooth jazz's Jeff Lorber is cool about borrowing by Ashanti and Ja Rule

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Longtime Miami Herald sports columnist Edwin Pope dies at 88

Edwin Pope, an award-winning sports columnist who covered the first 47 Super Bowls and spent more than 50 years with the Miami Herald, has died at 88.


'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.


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."


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.


Jazz pianist James 'Jimmy' Hamilton played with legends, taught future ones like Prince

Hamilton, dubbed a Minnesota jazz legend, died Dec. 31 after prolonged complications from stroke. He was 80.