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Duchschere grew up in Fargo and moved to the Twin Cities in 1976 to attend the College of St. Thomas, where he graduated in 1980 with a degree in history and political science. He earned a master's degree in mass communication from the University of Minnesota in 1986, and a master's degree in American history from the University of Virginia in 1993. A longtime resident of St. Paul, he recently moved to Minneapolis after securing his green card.


Five injured in early morning house explosion in Cambridge

"The fact that anyone walked out of it is miraculous."


Review: 'King Richard,' by Michael Dobbs

King Richard: Nixon and Watergate, An American TragedyBy Michael Dobbs. (Alfred A. Knopf, 396 pages, $32.50.)Hannah Nixon named all her boys after British kings, but…


Woman killed while crossing highway in Cambridge

A 63-year-old woman was struck and killed Friday night by a motorist in Cambridge, Minn.Jennifer Ann Cottrell, address unknown, died of injuries she received when…


Woman killed while crossing highway in Cambridge

A 63-year-old woman was struck and killed Friday night by a motorist in Cambridge, Minn.Jennifer Ann Cottrell, address unknown, died of injuries she received when…


Woman killed in south Minneapolis hit-and-run early Saturday

A female pedestrian was struck and killed early Saturday in south Minneapolis by a motorist who then fled the scene, according to police.The victim, thought…


Review: 'American Republics,' by Alan Taylor

NONFICTION: A look at the country during a time when it was deeply divided and its continuity was not assured.


Jim Klobuchar, longtime Star Tribune columnist and adventurer, dies at 93

The father of Sen. Amy Klobuchar spent more than four decades in journalism.


Review: 'Tom Seaver: A Terrific Life,' by Bill Madden

Tom Seaver: A Terrific LifeBy Bill Madden. (Simon and Schuster, 291 pages, $28.)More than half a century has passed since the Miracle Mets won the…


Review: 'Growing Up Wright,' by Lonnie Lovness

Growing Up WrightBy Lonnie Lovness. (River Place Media, 288 pages, $45.)In the summer of 1955, a starry-eyed couple named Don and Virginia Lovness drove from…


'Song of Hiawatha' poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's influence extended far beyond south Mpls.

NONFICTION: A new biography shows how Longfellow left his mark on the world — and on Minneapolis.