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Michigan lawmaker killed by virus hailed as cheerful battler

'Strega Nona' author Tomie dePaola is dead at age 85

In this photo taken Sunday Dec. 1, 2013, Tomie dePaola poses with his artwork in his studio in New London, N.H. The beloved children's author and illu

Tomie dePaola, the prolific children's author and illustrator who delighted generations with tales of Strega Nona, the kindly and helpful old witch in Italy, died Monday at age 85.


Five St. Paul police officers were fired after allegedly failing to stop an assault by a former St. Paul officer, Tou Cha, at Checkerbar Food & Liquor

Arbitrator upholds firing of St. Paul officer who stood by during assault

Mpls. police, merchants wary of rise in business burglaries after lockdown order
Ramsey County starting up on $51 million in road projects
Minnesota correctional facilities see first coronavirus cases

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Gophers guard Marcus Carr (left) declared for the NBA draft Monday.

In surprise move, U's Carr declares for NBA draft

NCAA to permit spring sports athletes another year of eligibility
Pause of Minnesota youth sports leaves many unknowns
Scoggins: Gophers' NFL draft prospects having to adjust on the fly

The Twins Box Office was shuttered Thursday evening, as a #STAYHOMEMN sign was digitally displayed above.

#StayHomeMN campaign off and running in days

Minnesota jobs agency, hit by wave of claims, asks new filers to follow schedule
UnitedHealth Group pledges $50 million in COVID-19 support
GM quickly shifts production gears from autos to ventilators

President Donald Trump and Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, listened as Dr. Deborah Birx, Whi

Trump's time frame on COVID-19 social distancing turns more realistic

More thoughtful lockdown rules could spare us loss and suffering
12 ideas for mitigating the coronavirus's impact
Readers Write: Emergency prep, racism, China, stay-home orders, coronavirus

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Corrina Bakken, the Minnesota Opera’s costume director, ironed fabric to sew into masks for hospital workers.

Minneapolis costumers sew to save lives, making coronavirus face masks

5 tips to make your home work space as comfortable and functional as possible
One of St. Paul's oldest homes is up for sale: It's like 'walking into museum'
Who has the upper crust? Heggies meets Sven & Ole's in Minnesota Frozen Pizza Bracket final

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.


Lawmakers doing social distancing in the Minnesota House take the Pledge of Allegiance, Thursday, March 26, 2020 at the State Capitol in St. Paul.

With Minnesota's political map in play, both sides gear up for legislative fight

New Trump mileage standards to gut Obama climate effort
Feds revoking reservation status for Massachusetts tribe's 300 acres
The Latest: Over 5,000 virus cases now confirmed in Africa

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks during a news conference against a backdrop of medical supplies at the Jacob Javits Center that will house a tempora

'Please come help us': New York begs for medical workers

Feds revoking reservation status for Massachusetts tribe's 300 acres
Liberty University: We're complying with virus-related ban
Florida tourist haven at nexus of debate about next steps

In this March 27, 2020, photo, a security person stands guard at the famed street of cherry blossoms which is closed as a safety precaution against th

Tokyo's infection spike after Olympic delay sparks questions

In Somalia, coronavirus goes from fairy tale to nightmare
IS militants riot in eastern Syria prison, some escape
Plane catches fire at Manila airport, killing all 8 aboard

Brendan Peterson and Tyler Grondseth try their luck on a hot fishing hole on Lake Elora in Northern Minnesota. ] BRIAN PETERSON • brian.peterson

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St. Luke’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Nick Van Deelen at a news conference last week.

Duluth hospitals begin layoffs and hiring freezes as they prep for future surge

COVID-19 scare prompts Minnesota schools to get creative in feeding kids
25 Duluth restaurants still serving takeout or delivery
Costco pulls out of plans to build in Duluth

Songwriting legend John Prine performed with his band Friday, May 31, 2019, at Northrop Auditorium on the University of Minnesota campus in Minneapoli

John Prine in critical condition with COVID-19 symptoms

Eilish, Carey, more sing from home to raise funds for virus
Trump says U.S. won't pay for Meghan and Harry's security
Popular Japanese comedian dies from the coronavirus

Beef prices have fallen more than 20% in the past two months, reflecting a change in global demand as the coronavirus pandemic grew. File photo of Bla

Economic fallout from coronavirus is also hitting farmers

Moratorium on large dairies proposed at Minnesota Legislature
Huge Wisconsin operation shows promise of aquaponics in Midwest
Virus epidemic leads some countries to restrict food exports

Keidy and Gene Palusky of Edina will ship about 2,000 solar-powered XTorches to Haiti and the Dominican Republic this month.

Edina couple's solar-powered XTorch lights the way for low-income people around globe

Minnesota author on finding purpose in an age of uncertainty: 'It's an aim outside of yourself'
In a Farmington hospice, a friendship bloomed among two veterans
Florida inventor patents device that he hopes will save families from hot car deaths

North Dakota groups want evictions, foreclosures blocked

Several groups urged North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum on Monday to block evictions and foreclosures to protect those suffering economic hardship caused by COVID-19.


'I Love Rock and Roll' co-writer dies of virus complications

Alan Merrill — who co-wrote the song "I Love Rock and Roll" that became a signature hit for fellow rocker Joan Jett — died Sunday in New York of complications from the coronavirus, his daughter said. He was 69.


Popular Japanese comedian dies from the coronavirus

Popular Japanese comedian Ken Shimura, who drew inspiration from the American comedic icon Jerry Lewis, has died from the coronavirus, becoming Japan's first known celebrity victim of the disease. He was 70.


Country singer Joe Diffie dies of coronavirus complications

Country singer Joe Diffie, who had a string of hits in the 1990s with chart-topping ballads and honky-tonk singles like "Home" and "Pickup Man," has died after testing positive for COVID-19. He was 61.


Singer-songwriter Jan Howard dies at 91

Singer-songwriter Jan Howard, who had a No. 1 country hit "For Loving You" with Bill Anderson and wrote hits for others like Kitty Wells' "It's All Over But the Crying," has died at age 91, according to the Grand Ole Opry.