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Roger French, assistant football coach with Gophers, BYU and more, dies at 87

A longtime Maple Grove resident, French had a career that spanned six decades, capped by his key role on Brigham Young University's only national championship team.

Former AP photographer Max Desfor dies at 104

Former Associated Press photographer Max Desfor, whose photo of hundreds of Korean War refugees crawling across a damaged bridge in 1950 helped win him a Pulitzer Prize, died Monday. He was 104.

New Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm said her agency is committed to eliminating a giant backlog of unresolved reports of abuse and neglect in senior care facilities across Minnesota.

State reports sharp drop in backlog of senior home abuse complaints

Chasing a better flu vaccine, with science and guesswork
Study: American Indian women in Mpls. disproportionately drawing police attention
After 322 police visits, parking lot gun battle, El Alamo bar is shut down by St. Paul council

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Gophers forward Michael Hurt (42) passed while being guarded by Wisconsin’s Aleem Ford (2) during the first half Monday.

Gophers overrun by Badgers in OT, lose ninth in row

Odorizzi joins Twins while drawing high praise
Zucker scores twice as Wild skates past Islanders 5-3
Facing elimination, Team USA explodes for 5-1 win in men's hockey

Dustin in "Stranger Things," season two, episode one.

Target to sell purple Science Museum hoodie from 'Stranger Things'

Venture Bank will be acquired by Choice Financial of North Dakota
Kids have spoken and Lucky Charms responded with a new unicorn marshmallow
Former Starkey CFO testifies for second day in fraud trial

President Donald Trump spoke from the White House on Thursday about the Parkland, Fla., high school shooting that had occurred a day earlier.

President, lawmakers should listen to Florida youths who are pushing for reasonable gun control rules

A cure for mass shootings doesn't exist
What a boycott and sanctions can do: The economics of gay rights and gun rights
Readers Write: Florida school shooting, Minnesota tax policy


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Patrick Peifer lifehack for cutting his dog’s toe nails went viral with this Twitter photo by daughter Kendal.

Eagan dog owner's clever nail-trimming hack for pup goes viral

David Bowie alumni band will ch-ch-change singers for Minneapolis show
Bazinga! CBS comedy 'Young Sheldon' is making a 'Big Bang' of its own
KARE's McNiff leaving 'Sunrise' for new duties at station

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.

Then-President-elect Donald Trump and Mitt Romney shown shaking hands in November 2016.

Trump endorses Romney for Senate bid in Utah

Walker's reinsurance bill, $7 million marketing plan up
Idaho senator shouts at students lobbying for birth control
Wisconsin Supreme Court primary to narrow field to 2

A sign at a rally in favor of new gun legislation outside the federal courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Feb. 17, 2018, three days after the mass shooting that claimed 17 lives at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in nearby Parkland. One hour after news broke about a school shooting in Florida, hundreds of Twitter accounts suspected of links to Russia jumped into the gun control debate. (Saul Martinez/The New York Times)

Students head to Florida capital to press for gun law change

New CEO denies prior knowledge of sex claims against founder
Trooper shot and wounded in Texas while pursuing suspect
School shooting puts pressure on Florida lawmakers to act

Poland’s Jewish population was decimated during World War II. But since the Soviet Union’s fall, Jewish religious life has undergone a revival. Above, a synagogue in Warsaw this month.

Polish-Israeli dispute is a lesson in Holocaust history

Gray whale returned to ocean after 3 days beached in Mexico
Rhodes Scholarships go global
Experts: Underwater archaeology site imperiled in Mexico

Timberwolves star Jimmy Butler said he hasn’t talked to coach/president of basketball operations Tom Thibodeau about whether free agent Derrick Rose (pictured) can help their team win.

Wolves' Butler says he's leaving Rose decision up to coach

Wolves' Towns proves he belongs in first NBA All-Star Game
'I got to rest.' Butler chooses not to play in All-Star Game
Towns makes first All-Star shot, 'rode the wave'

Wild players celebrate with Jason Zucker (16) after he scored a second-period goal Monday.

Zucker scores twice as Wild skates past Islanders 5-3

Wild's Eriksson Ek ends 50-game goal-scoring drought
NHL's mystery: Why are power plays more effective this season?
Wild holds off Islanders to open road trip with victory

Just-traded Jake Odorizzi got right to work endearing himself to Twins fans, signing a bat for Terry Finley of Finland, Minn.

Odorizzi joins Twins while drawing high praise

Twins' offseason pitching moves have been smart, underwhelming
Baseball adds rules to speed up games, limit mound visits
Santana says finger bothered him in wild-card loss; Dozier sidelined

Singer Fergie performs the national anthem prior to an NBA All-Star basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018, in Los Angeles.

Fergie says 'tried my best' after national anthem blowback

Adam Rippon turns down NBC Winter Olympics correspondent job
Harry Connick Jr. talk show canceled after two seasons
Trump challenges 'insecure Oprah' to run 'so she can be exposed and defeated'

Legendary climber Jim Bridwell dies at 73

Jim Bridwell, a hard-partying hippie and legendary climber who lived his life vertically on some of the toughest peaks in Yosemite National Park, has died. He was 73.

Sam Bloch, WWII resistance fighter and guardian of Holocaust survivors' memories, dies at 93

He devoted his career to preserving the memory of Jewish Holocaust survivors, including the establishment of museums and museums around the world.

Former Ebony editor author Lerone Bennett Jr. dies at 89

Lerone Bennett Jr., an African-American history author and former editor of Ebony magazine, has died at age 89.

Richard Kormanik, retired South High teacher and coach, dies at 75

As a business education teacher at South High School in Minneapolis, Richard Kormanik spent 35 years instructing students on topics like accounting and stock market…

Woman who got attention by giving birth to 7 kids has died

Patricia Frustaci, who made national headlines in 1985 when she gave birth to seven children but struggled with the financial and publicity fallout and with the heartache of seeing four babies perish, has died. She was 63.