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Tonya Puckett-Miller dies after 20-month battle with glioblastoma

She was married to the late Minnesota Twins superstar Kirby Puckett during his playing days.

Henry Boucha, legend of Minnesota hockey from Warroad, dies at 72

The Warroad High School star was an Olympic medal winner who played professionally and became a Minnesota hockey icon. He remained involved in hockey and Native American activism in recent years.

Boucha died in Twin Cities, where he was being treated for heart issues

Henry Boucha, a legend of Minnesota hockey from high schools to the Olympics, died Monday at 72. His daughter said he was in the Twin Cities to see a doctor.

Gene Lahammer, longtime Minnesota political reporter, dies at 90

Lahammer spent 34 years working at the Associated Press and later part-time for the Star Tribune's editorial board.

Reusse: Big shot, left hook made Maxwell a North Star to remember

A well-rounded defenseman who made his mark in Minnesota, Brad Maxwell died at the age of 66 because of cancer.

Former North Stars standout Brad Maxwell dies at 66

Brad Maxwell played with the North Stars for nine of his 10 NHL seasons, with career highs of 19 goals and 54 assists for the Stars in 1983-84, his lone All-Star season.

Dale Schenian, 'larger than life' businessman and Canterbury Park co-founder, dies

Already a successful Twin Cities businessman when he joined the partnership that revived the Canterbury horse racing track, Schenian died on Aug. 25 at age 82.

Former IRRR Commissioner Mark Phillips dies at 73

He is remembered as a "true Iron Ranger" who leaves long-lasting benefits to northeastern Minnesota.

Kay Emel-Powell, a real-life Betty Crocker, dies at 76

As a cookbook author, she developed and tested recipes for home cooks.

Obituary: Former Plymouth Mayor Al Hilde Jr. dies at 90

Hilde founded Satellite Industries in 1958 and brought portable toilets to construction sites, parks and cities worldwide.

Former Minnesota Gov. Al Quie dies at age 99

The lifelong Republican, who represented southern Minnesota in Congress for 20 years, was known for working across the aisle.

'The lobbyist's lobbyist': Eric Hyland remembered as a champion of the industry

He spent decades at the Capitol as a staffer and representing high-profile clients.

Barnett 'Bud' Rosenfield, fierce voice for Minnesotans with disabilities, dies at 57

As an attorney, he won landmark legal advances for people with disabilities.

Lyle Helke, longtime White Bear Lake coach, dies at 73

A longtime fixture at White Bear Lake High School, he had been the chemical dependency counselor for many years before retiring in 2007.

Attorney Mark Gehan, special master in tobacco lawsuit, Metro Gang Strike Force settlement, dies at 76

When Minnesota along with Blue Cross and Blue Shield took on the tobacco industry a quarter century ago in a landmark lawsuit, Ramsey County District…

John Pearson, longtime Minneapolis Southwest High teacher, dies at 62

He started his career at NASA before trading the lab for a classroom.

Francisco 'Kico' Rangel, 'icon' of Minnesota's Latino community, dies at 87

St. Paul jazz musician Francisco "Kico" Rangel was talented, kind and always on time for a gig — which made him a favorite to have…

DNR official Rod Sando dies: He was sometimes crusty, always interesting

Sando, who died last month, could be curt and crusty with those he regarded as fools or slackers. But his friend Dave Nimmer, former managing editor of the Minneapolis Star, saw him as smart and confident.

Shawn Perich — a special voice in Minnesota's outdoors — dies at 64

A partner in North Shore's Northern Wilds magazine, Shawn Perich leaves a legacy of writing and mentoring. Stricken with cancer, he died Aug. 3.

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