Remembering Prince, an icon for Minnesota and the world

Images of Prince taken on March 3, 1986, during a performance at First Avenue.

Prince Rogers Nelson was not only our biggest hometown celebrity, but one of us. The megastar is remembered in a special section that ran in Star Tribune print editions on Sunday.

You don't have to be rich! Your guide to Prince anniversary events in Minnesota

Tours are part of the celebration at Paisley Park.

A guide to this week's tributes to the hometown icon on (and around) the anniversary of his death.

About two dozen Twin Cities firefighters and police officers volunteered as an honor guard Sunday afternoon at Mpls.-St. Paul International airport as the body of a dive team member arrived there en route to North Dakota. Lori Pohanka-Kalama, a member of the Morgan's Point fire and police dive team in central Texas, died while searching for a soldier who got swept away in a rain-swollen creek.

Honor guard on duty today at MSP for dive team member killed during search

Fire chars 4 garages in Minneapolis block; arson suspected
Motorcyclist killed in crash is ID'd as Washington County man
Autopsy results pending after Savage police find unresponsive 3-month-old in home

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Twins pitcher Kyle Gibson only retired eight of the 18 Tigers batters he faced Sunday and fell to 0-3 on the inning.

Twins complete feeble homestand with 13-4 loss

Shuttleworth, Burch in lineup for Minnesota United FC
Blues end Wild's season with series-clinching overtime goal
Vikings' long line of struggles drafting linemen hits critical point

Larson Boat — in better times above —closed its 114-employee Little Falls plant in January and merged operations into its Wisconsin flagship plant.

Wabash National injects new life into Little Falls' shuttered boat factory

Going digital: Device makers chase fast-growing, data-driven market
Bottom line: Volunteerism is great for business
When small stores go out of business, owners ask: Now what?

Edina is on a smart track to raise smoking age to 21

Do female cops make all the difference?
Teachers and staff of color matter big-time
Readers Write (April 24): Cancer research in Minnesota, abortion and politics, Bill O'Reilly's firing, feral cats

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DAVID JOLES * Minneapolis, MN - Sept. 22, 2009-] Stylish classical pianist star Stephen Hough is in town to play with the Minnesota Orchestra and to make a recording. The British star is considered to be quite fashionable. Here, Hough enjoys a coffee at a downtown coffee shop.

The 'genius' pianist who also composes

De Waart returns to lead rarely performed Elgar oratorio
Butchering 101: Lowry Hill Meats in Minneapolis really goes whole hog
Minnesotans joining the women's movement in their 60s: 'We're done being quiet'

C.J.: Paisley Park was like summer camp at uncle Prince's for Brianna Nelson

We haven’t heard the last of Brianna Nelson, who was knocked off the list of Prince heirs. Nelson, who contacted me to set…

C.J.: Prince's 'wall of security' didn't keep Tommy Smith from getting great photos

“This is what they call an ego boost, big time. Wow,” said photographer Tommy Smith III as I set up video cameras for…

C.J.: Should Prince's friends have watched him more closely after Moline?

Grammy winner Judith Hill’s name is going on my list of Prince confidantes who should’ve stuck to him like glue after the emergency…

President Donald Trump poses for a photograph Friday along the West Wing Colonnade at the White House after an interview with the Associated Press.

Trump heads into tough week with budget, health care battles

Bill O'Reilly to return with new podcast episode Monday
Global finance leaders dodge conflict with Trump White House
Schumer: Boost communication after Penn Station stampede

Erin Moran, shown in 2009. Moran, the former child star who played Joanie Cunningham in the sitcoms "Happy Days" and "Joanie Loves Chachi," has died at age 56.

Erin Moran, Joanie Cunningham in "Happy Days," dies at 56

Are Americans ready for a nude George Washington?
Study: Whale and boat collisions may be more common
College student killed during hammer throw at track meet

A worker places the ballots on a table at a polling station at the town hall of Saint Jean le Vieux, southwestern France, Friday, April 21, 2017. The two-round presidential election will take place on April 23 and May 7.

France's next leader: centrist Macron vs. far-right Le Pen

NKorea detains US citizen, the 3rd American being held there
Israeli police: Palestinian stabs 4 in Tel Aviv
German nationalists elect top duo for general election

Jordan Smith hit a two-run homer in the fifth inning to lead the Gophers over Nebraska 5-3 on Saturday in Big Ten baseball at Siebert Field before 1,183 fans. Photo is courtesy of the University of Minnesota. For more Gophers photos, go to

Minnesota Scene: Gophers win home games in baseball, softball

Great weather to watch great Gophers teams on the diamonds
Gophers commit Oturu, other targets start AAU league play Friday
Gophers add three-star wide receiver recruit

Wild players Devan Dubnyk (40), Martin Hanzal (19) and Ryan Suter (20) -- with the puck from Magnus Paajarvi's series-clinching shot still in the net -- realize their season is over after a 4-3 overtime loss to the St. Louis Blues at Xcel Energy Center on Saturday. ] CARLOS GONZALEZ � - April 22, 2017, St. Paul, MN, Xcel Energy Center, NHL, Stanley Cup Playoffs, Game 5, Minnesota Wild vs. St. Louis Blues

Blues end Wild's season with series-clinching overtime goal

Wild's Granlund named Lady Byng Trophy finalist
Souhan: Wild, again, not good enough when it matters
Wild's Staal hospitalized after going headfirst into end boards

FILE - In this Aug. 18, 1999 file photo, Cuba Gooding Sr. lead vocalist of the legendary r&b/pop group The Main Ingredient, and father of Oscar winning actor Cuba Gooding Jr., gestures during an interview in Bridgetown, Barbados. Gooding Sr., who sang the 1972 hit �Everybody Plays the Fool,� has died. Authorities say the 72-year-old singer and father of Oscar winner Cuba Gooding Jr. was found dead due an unknown cause in a car Thursday, April 20, 2017, in the Woodland Hills section of Los Angeles.

Singer Cuba Gooding Sr. found dead in car in Los Angeles

President Trump welcomes Sarah Palin to White House
Tennis star Serena Williams is pregnant, spokeswoman confirms
C.J.: Shaun LaBelle hopes to ride 'Wave' to another platinum seller

From reissues to reunions: What Prince fans can look forward to this year

A "Purple Rain" expanded reissue is among the highlights for fans who want to continue celebrating him.

'Born decades too early': How Prince revolutionized the music biz

Our critic who covered him for 40 years reflects on the Purple One's impact on rock, pop culture and the music industry.

Prince fans make 'pilgrimages' to Minnesota's purple landmarks

Fans marked the first anniversary of Prince's death by visiting the star's Minnesota haunts.

Minnesota Twins announce "Purple Rain" umbrella giveaway

The Twins' June 16 matchup against the Cleveland Indians at Target Field will be "Prince Night," the team announced Friday.

The Revolution rocks Paisley Park with '80s-era Prince songs

The band treated fans to funked-up hits including "Erotic City," "Let's Go Crazy" and "Raspberry Beret."