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Cal Appleby, who died at 89, never gave up on anyone

Cal Appleby

Throughout his life as a teacher and spiritual guru, Appleby dedicated himself to understanding and enlightening others.

Jackie Mason, who turned kvetching into comedy gold, dies at 93

Jackie Mason, shown in 2005.

A former rabbi, Mason made comic capital as a Jew feeling his way — sometimes nervously, sometimes pugnaciously — through a perplexing gentile world.

Deborah Watts, Emmett Till’s cousin, comforted Kidale Smith, brother of Winston Smith, as he became emotional after talking about how much Emmett Ti

Emmett Till's family on his 80th birthday: 'The past isn't the past until justice is served'

Kids game, code, and fly drones at futuristic St. Paul summer program
Crystal police teaching English language learners how to drive
High construction prices hit Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity

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Byron Buxton has been on the injured list 11 times. But he’s still worth the risk.

The Twins paid Josh Donaldson. What should that mean for Buxton?

Soaking in the moment, Wiskus and USA men fifth in team gymnastics
Former Gopher Becker wins gold in 4x100 freestyle swimming relay
Buxton, Twins fail to land on deal with trade deadline approaching

Drake’s Organic Spirits founders Mark and Kristen Anderson at their farm in Maple Plain.

Drake's Organic Spirits mix includes venture capital

Target collaborates with children's book author Christian Robinson
Minnesota firms pull in $500 million of venture capital in first half of year
US indexes wobble in muted trading, hold near record highs

A Washington Post article quoted Attorney General Merrick Garland on his overriding philosophy that “there not be one rule for Democrats and another

Merrick Garland, non-brawler for democracy

Save the patios — at least safe ones
Ben & Jerry's and Israel
Nickeled and dimed

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A nostalgic return to South Dakota's Black Hills focuses on two famous names

A nostalgic return to South Dakota's Black Hills focuses on two famous names

Take a peek inside museum director Lyndel King's art-saturated home in Minneapolis
Yes, Minnesotans can eat catfish, says angler and cookbook author Hank Shaw
Large music publishing firm controls half of Prince's estate

Reusse: Whether 'Pretty Boy' or 'The Axe,' Larry Hennig was an original

Before making a name for himself on the pro wrestling circuits, Larry Hennig was a Minnesota state wrestling champion at Robbinsdale High School in 1954. He died this week at age 82.

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

Bill Webster captured the true beauty of game birds.

FILE - In this July 1, 2021, file photo Rep. Bennie Thompson, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, flanked by Speaker of the House Nancy

As Jan. 6 probe begins, Dem vows: 'We have to get it right'

Noem's border visit comes with political opportunities
Thompson, St. Paul police differ on whether he apologized to officer
AP Interview: PM says Iraq doesn't need US combat troops

A firefighter passes a burning home as the Dixie Fire flares in Plumas County, Calif., Saturday, July 24, 2021. The fire destroyed multiple residences

California's largest fire burns homes as blazes scorch West

Warming rivers in US West killing fish, imperiling industry
At least 8 killed in 22-car pileup in Utah during sandstorm
Airports in the US West dealing with shortage of jet fuel

A man exits a U.S. embassy car outside the Tianjin Binhai No. 1 Hotel where U.S. and Chinese officials are expected to hold talks in Tianjin municipal

US, China hold high-level talks, highlighting differences

Tunisia on edge as president suspends parliament, fires PM
A Mexican state suffers bloody fallout of cartel rivalry
French parliament OKs restaurant COVID pass, vaccine rules

A shrine to St. Cloud, the patron saint of the Diocese of St. Cloud, inside St. Mary’s Cathedral in downtown St. Cloud. The statue is a replica of t

How did St. Cloud get its name? It's a strange story

Why is the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame located in tiny Eveleth, Minnesota?
Ask a question now: What are you curious about, Minnesota?
Why a slice of I-94 west of the Twin Cities is a 'candyland for researchers'

Iron Range Sen. David Tomassoni, I-Chisholm, sang Mac the Knife along with the band Cowboy Angel Blue from Virginia, Minn. at a party honoring the lat

Iron Range Sen. David Tomassoni takes on ALS

Former Duluth East boys' hockey coach Randolph takes assistant coach job with St. Thomas Academy
Doctor's articles on Parkinson's retracted
Are dry Gooseberry Falls a sign of some bigger problems?

US singer Pink performs during the TV casting show ‘The Voice of Germany’ in Berlin, Germany, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017.

Singer Pink backs beach handball team on 'sexist' clothing

LeVar Burton: 'Jeopardy!' host gig began 'scary,' ended fun
Jackie Mason, who turned kvetching into comedy gold, dies at 93
Celebrity birthdays for the week of Aug. 1-7

on track: Ashley Mehrwerth gave friend and fellow driver TJ Inderieden a smooch on the cheek after the trophy presentation on victory lane following h

Lifelong love of dirt racing leads Sauk Rapids man with Down syndrome to fans, trophies

Richfield's Mayor Gonzalez a force in advocating services for communities of color
Former refugees' St. Cloud startup fosters sober living, independence
N.Y. artist returns to Nisswa to paint mural celebrating Minnesota summers

Suspect in attack on Mali's president dies in custody

A man detained for attempting to stab Mali's transitional president last week has died in a hospital while in custody, the government said.

Pandemic leaves Indians mired in massive medical debts

As coronavirus cases ravaged India this spring, Anil Sharma visited his 24-year-old son Saurav at a private hospital in northwest New Delhi every day for more than two months. In May, as India's new COVID-19 cases broke global records to reach 400,000 a day, Saurav was put on a ventilator.

Gloria Ratti, a champion for women's running, dies at 90

Gloria Ratti, a champion of women's running who rose from a finish line volunteer at the Boston Marathon to vice president of the race's organizing body, has died at 90.

Jackie Mason, comic who perfected amused outrage, dies at 93

Jackie Mason, a rabbi-turned-comedian whose feisty brand of standup comedy led him to Catskills nightclubs, West Coast talk shows and Broadway stages, has died. He was 93.

Nobel prize-winning physicist Steven Weinberg dies at 88

Physicist Steven Weinberg, who won the Nobel prize in 1979 with two other scientists for their separate contributions unlocking mysteries of tiny particles and their electromagnetic interaction, has died at 88, the University of Texas at Austin said Saturday.