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Gambino crime family's elder Gotti, Peter, dies in prison

Peter Gotti, Gambino family member, in a file photo.

Mobster Peter Gotti, the brother of notorious Gambino crime boss John Gotti, has died while serving a federal prison sentence, a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press Thursday.

Barbara Field, a 'queen of adaptations' and champion of playwrights, dies at 87

Writer of Guthrie's "A Christmas Carol" also launched the Playwrights' Center, where she mentored many.

Minneapolis police officers investigated a fatal stabbing on the city’s south side on Thursday afternoon.

2 die in stabbing, triple shooting in south Minneapolis

Charge: Driver in fatal St. Paul hit-and-run fled state for weeks, came back and surrendered
Teen dies in head-on highway crash with street sweeper near Crookston
Longtime criminal jailed, accused of fatally shooting man outside St. Paul bar

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The Hill-Murray girls’ hockey team, ranked No. 3 in Class 2A, has shut down its program until March 8 after three players tested positive for COVID-

Hill-Murray pauses girls' hockey, others affected after 3 with COVID symptoms kept playing

Reusse: Pitino needs to go, regardless of how Gophers finish season
Fists of fury: Meek North Stars started historic brawl in Boston 40 years ago today
Vikings mailbag: Expectations for free agency? Potential cuts? Safety options?

Juan Salinas powder-coated decorative heat vents last week at JIT Powder Coating in Farmington. JIT used a $550,000 PPP loan to pay 60 employees for 1

Minnesota lawmakers consider matching tax forgiveness on pandemic aid

Golden Valley startup selling fishing tackle, gear hooks $2.1M in investments
Zillow to make cash offers for houses in Twin Cities based on its 'Zestimates'
Stocks wobble between gains and losses as bond yields ease

Democratic members of the U.S. House held LGBTQ and transgender pride flags outside the Capitol after the passage of the Equality Act on Thursday, Feb

A historic bill for LGBTQ rights, but will the pendulum swing again?

Biden's Cabinet picks face new standards in divided Senate
Citizen Parton: The modesty of a country music and good-cause icon
With trial at hand, grieving Black community must focus on justice, community care

Sack cartoon: The climate change family tree
The climate change family tree

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Sonny Knight

30 essential Black musicians who defined Minnesota's sound

Green Choice list names vehicles that are least harmful to the planet
Pandemic prompts Minnesotans to make room for grandparents
Guy Fieri the latest celebrity to bring a virtual restaurant to Minnesota

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.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

Dems near relief bill OK by House, ponder wage plan rescue

Minnesota bill targets Apple and Google's smartphone app fees
Some local GOP leaders fire up base with conspiracies, lies
Minnesota's projected budget shortfall flips to $1.6B surplus

President Joe Biden fist bumps Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner upon arrival at Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base in Houston on Friday, Feb. 26, 2021.

Biden surveys Texas weather damage, thanks emergency workers

Members who broke with polygamous sect buy former compound in South Dakota
Amid COVID-19 pandemic, flu has disappeared in the US
United will pay $49 million to settle air mail fraud case

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

US implicates Saudi crown prince in killing of journalist

Congress split on US strikes in Syria on Iran-backed militia
Hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls taken in mass abduction
Explosion strikes Israeli-owned ship in Mideast amid tension

Because of Minnesota’s harsh climate, MSP is one of the busiest airports in the country for de-icing operations.

What happens to all of the de-icing fluid sprayed on planes at MSP airport?

What does it take to become a police officer in Minnesota?
Listen: How Ford made millions of windows from St. Paul sand
Why does I-35E through St. Paul have a 45-mph speed limit?

A 15-story, 200-unit apartment complex planned on East Superior Street and Fourth Avenue East in downtown Duluth is moving forward again, with plans t

Oft-delayed residential high-rise in downtown Duluth is back on again

Duluth residents should be spared natural gas bill spike
Minn. Supreme Court sends PolyMet air permit for copper mine back to the Court of Appeals
Duluth woman debunks conspiracies, promotes facts on viral Instagram account, CNN, the 'Daily Show'

A wax statue of actor John Hamm stands by the bar with a drink at Peter Luger Steakhouse on Friday, Feb, 26, 2021, in New York. The statue, on loan fr

NYC steakhouse stunt: A wax Don Draper hanging at the bar

Prince Harry talks to James Corden about 'stepping back' from royal life
Lady Gaga's dog walker shot, French bulldogs stolen in LA
David Foster and Katharine McPhee welcome a baby boy

Hennepin History Museum curator Alyssa Thiede researched and organized the “Local Heroes” exhibit that showcases health care pioneers who shaped m

New Hennepin History Museum exhibit honors health care workers of another era

In Brooklyn Center, a rare hospice center for children brings families together for kinship and compassion
Estonians erect statue and give home to beloved stray dog
Lost in Antarctica, a wallet is returned 53 years later (memories included)

Rush Limbaugh buried in private cemetery in St. Louis

Conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh has been buried in a private cemetery in St. Louis, his family announced Friday.

Man who played Duke Chapel bells for 50 years dies

When J. Samuel Hammond arrived as a freshman at Duke University in 1964, he knew nothing about the musical instrument that allowed a player to send melodies ringing across campus from the bells in the school's iconic chapel tower. A demonstration from a fellow student introduced him to the 50-bell carillon that would become his life's work as he played music that marked the end of the academic day for countless students.

Teachers, child care workers eligible for vaccine Monday

Teachers at Wisconsin schools with a higher percentage of students at risk for catching the coronavirus will be prioritized for vaccinations when they become eligible next week, the deputy secretary of the state Department of Health Services said Thursday.

At divided time, Ohio unites behind statue of John Glenn

Political divisions these days may be deep, but Ohioans never cease to agree on John Glenn.

The Latest: Kentucky urges Black citizens to get vaccinated

LEXINGTON, Ky.: The Rev. Jim Thurman counts himself among the converts who recognize the importance of taking a COVID-19 vaccine.