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Former DC Mayor Marion Barry dies at 78

Former District of Columbia Mayor Marion Barry, whose four terms were overshadowed by his 1990 arrest after being caught on videotape smoking crack cocaine, died Sunday morning. He was 78.

Obituary: Samuel Schuman, chancellor at U of M, Morris, dies of lung cancer

Samuel Schuman was a professor and college administrator by trade, but most people remember him as the affable chancellor at the University of Minnesota, Morris, a man known for …

White Bear Lake student dies after campus accident

A White Bear Lake High School student has died 11 days after being injured in an accident on campus.

Authorities: Abrams man dies in tractor accident

Brown County authorities say an Abrams man has died in a skid-steer loader accident.

Text of President Obama's immigration address

Text of President Barack Obama's immigration address Thursday night, as provided by the White House: ___ My fellow Americans, tonight, I'd like to talk with you about immigration. For more than 200 …


Ex-Pillsbury CEO William Spoor dies at 91

The leader of the Minneapolis company during the 1970s and ’80s died last week. He was 91.


Mike Nichols, crafter of films, plays, dies at 83 + Photo Gallery

A legend of film, theater and comedy in nearly equal measure, Mike Nichols was an unquestioned fixture of smart, urbane American culture across a relentlessly versatile, six-decade career that on stage or screen, reliably coursed with crackling intelligence.


Former Brown dean whose group won Nobel Prize dies

David Greer, a doctor who co-founded a group that won the 1985 Nobel Peace Prize for working to prevent nuclear war and who helped transform the medical school at Brown University, has died. He was 89.


Highlights from Mike Nichols' multi-genre career

Mike Nichols, who died Wednesday night at the age of 83, spread his talents across five entertainment mediums, winning awards in many. Here are some of them: MOVIES — "Who's Afraid …