Prince

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.


New Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo chatted with Debby Montgomery, the first female officer in the St. Paul Police Department and former St. Paul City Council member, at a Friday City Council meeting where he was voted in as chief.

Now Minneapolis' top cop, Medaria Arradondo brings useful skills to big task

To catch a drunk: A State Patrol trooper watches for telltale signs
Minnesota weather clouds chances of seeing solar eclipse
Minneapolis City Council backs off plastic bag fee

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Minnesota Twins center fielder Byron Buxton (25) slid safely into home plate off an inside-the-park home run as Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Chris Iannetta (8) was late to get the tag in the bottom of the fourth.

Buxton's blitz around the bases sparks Twins

Lynx 'locked in' for record 59-point rout over Indiana
Vikings look listless in preseason loss to Seahawks
Midway Shopping Center deal clears way for St. Paul soccer stadium

The Famous Dave’s auction is a potential bargain bonanza for gas fryers, smokers, bar tables, wooden chairs, booths, holding cabinets, ovens, drinking glasses and booster seats.

Revolving door of restaurant closings keeps auction houses busy

Roseville-based Rebiotix in race to develop therapy for deadly intestinal infection
Midway Shopping Center deal clears way for St. Paul soccer stadium
Maria Ploessl will lead Minnestar

You think to yourself on these days, “What the hell am I doing here?” And then you become indignant about your right to be here.

A simple breeding ground of white supremacy

With new chief in place in Minneapolis, there's a new opportunity for police reform
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The Commons park is part of the East Town area of downtown Minneapolis. A new study of the area calls for a return to a walkable neighborhood.

Bold new plan re-envisions Park and Portland avenues in downtown Minneapolis

Only network TV show being filmed in Minn. won't be renewed
Mesmerizing rolled ice cream craze arrives in Twin Cities with 2 new shops
Leah Remini slams Tom Cruise as 'diabolical,' not a good person

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

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
C.J.

“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?
C.J.

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…


Strategist Steve Bannon, shown in February at a presidential news conference, was pushed out by President Donald Trump on Friday, capping a turbulent seven months marked by the departure of much of Trump's original senior staff.

Ousted from White House, Bannon returns to Breitbart

Minnesota state Sen. Richard Cohen joins mass exodus from presidential arts council over Charlottesville
Dems risk culture war fight in Charlottesville response
Trump to skip Kennedy Center arts awards

Two law enforcement officers stand guard outside Osceola Regional Medical Center after two Kissimmee police officers were shot Friday, Aug. 18, 2017, in Kissimmee, Fla. Police said one officer was killed and another gravely injured in Kissimmee in central Florida. The other two officers were injured a couple of hours later in Jacksonville. Three suspects in Kissimmee were arrested; one is being sought. The shooter in Jacksonville was shot and killed.

1 police officer killed, 3 injured in 2 shootings in Florida

Duke University removes statue of Confederate general
Man arrested after 3 children found dead in Maryland home
L.A. hopes to cool city streets

Rescue services attend the scene after a multiple stabbing incident on the Market Square in Turku, Finland, Friday Aug. 18, 2017, after several people were stabbed. A man is thought to have stabbed several people in Finland's western city of Turku before police shot him in a leg and detained him, police said, adding that authorities were looking for more potential suspects. (Roni Lehti/Lehtikuva via AP)

Finnish police: Stabbing investigated as possible terrorism

Congo landslide death toll likely 200, governor says
Car bomb kills 2 in Syrian government stronghold
Tropical Storm Harvey heads through Caribbean

Minnesota Twins center fielder Byron Buxton (25) slid safely into home plate off an inside-the-park home run as Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Chris Iannetta (8) was late to get the tag in the bottom of the fourth.

Buxton's blitz around the bases sparks Twins

Garver's callup to Twins alters wife's travel plans
Reusse: Gardy returns to Target Field as happy, healthy Arizona bench coach
LEADING OFF: Granderson joins Dodgers, trio goes for No. 15

Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford completed seven of 11 passes for 95 yards and no touchdowns or interceptions while playing three series.

Vikings look listless in preseason loss to Seahawks

Seattle QB Wilson carves up Vikings in first half
Teddy Bridgewater's girlfriend pens children's book series
Mike Zimmer expects Riley Reiff, other injured Vikings to play in third preseason game

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift's social media blank-out sparks frenzy of speculation

Leah Remini slams Tom Cruise as 'diabolical,' not a good person
Robin Thicke, model expecting baby on Alan Thicke's birthday
C.J.: Brenda Langton has a milliner for a daughter

Lengthy legal battle continues over five unreleased Prince songs

The songs were engineered by a Prince producer a decade ago.


Prince's drummer for more than a decade, John Blackwell Jr. dies at 43

John Blackwell, Jr., longtime drummer for Prince, died Tuesday after being diagnosed with a brain tumor one year ago. He was 43.


Jay-Z calls Prince's handlers 'greedy bastards' in a fiery song on his '4:44' album

In the track "Caught Their Eyes," from the hotly anticipated "4:44," the rapper takes aim at Prince's estate after losing out on exclusive rights to parts of his catalog.


Revolution keyboardist shares untold stories from Prince's soon-to-be reissued 'Purple Rain'

Revolution keyboardist Lisa Coleman talks about the expanded reissue coming Friday.


Carver County Historical Society scores trove of Paisley Park photos

The photos, taken by a friend, capture Prince's home at a time when no pictures were allowed.