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Mort Sahl, comedian who satirized politics, dies at 94

Mort Sahl on Nov. 10, 1967. Sahl, who confronted Eisenhower-era cultural complacency with acid stage monologues, delivering biting social commentary i

Satirist Mort Sahl, who helped revolutionize stand-up comedy during the Cold War with his running commentary on politicians and current events and became a favorite of a new, restive generation of Americans, died Tuesday. He was 94.

Ex-South Korean President Roh Tae-woo dies at 88

FILE - In this Dec. 22, 1997, file photo former South Korean President Roh Tae-woo, with his wife Kim Ok-sook standing beside him, waves to his suppor

Former South Korean President Roh Tae-woo, a major player in a 1979 coup who later became president in a landmark democratic election before ending his tumultuous political career in prison, died in hospital on Tuesday in the capital of Seoul. He was 88.


The temporary dam that is holding back the water on either end of the Kenilworth Channel. Water is being pumped out to allow work on the project to na

Met Council tour explores challenging Southwest LRT construction

Brooks: Minneapolis voter hit with the only thing worse than an unsolicited campaign text message
St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter far outraises opponents
Bicyclist fatally hit while riding in Rosemount was Burnsville priest

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USWNT forward Carli Lloyd (10) acknowledged fans as she left the field during the second half of an international friendly between the U.S. Women's Na

Legend: Carli Lloyd sent into retirement by adoring crowd in St. Paul

Wild grabs early lead, polishes off Canucks after Pitlick's 'saucy' pass
'Bothered' Wolves seek new tactic: 'The person that's open gets the ball'
Gophers plan to bring their own juice to fire up at Northwestern

Sun Country Airlines will be the official carrier of MLS teams.

Sun Country Airlines to be official carrier of Major League Soccer

Polaris can't keep up with demand due to supply chain problems; earnings fall
Northshore taconite mine to 'idle every now and then'
Ecolab sees momentum build, with better-than-expected 3Q results

The Minneapolis mayor has plenty of power under the current structure, opponents of City Question argue. Above, portraits of current and past Minneapo

Vote no on City Question 1 — mayor already has huge power

School takes big risk, learns hard lesson
Star Tribune endorsements
Readers Write: Ditching Facebook, Jan Malcolm, Alec Baldwin, St. Paul school board, LEAP High School

Sack cartoon: A different kind of inoculation
A different kind of inoculation

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The WeCroak app sends reminders to your phone that you’re going to die.

Make yourself happy by reminding yourself you're going to die

Jack Antonoff's band Bleachers offers rollercoaster-like rush for fans at Fillmore Minneapolis
6 tasty ways to celebrate Halloween in the Twin Cities
The Scooby-Doo gang reunites for a TV special with no bite

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.


Dr. Deborah Birx held a 3M N95 mask on a March 2020 visit to 3M headquarters in Maplewood with Vice President Mike Pence.

Election 'distracted' Trump team from pandemic response, Birx tells Congress

Democrats unveil billionaires' tax as Biden plan takes shape
Rep. Ilhan Omar's office safe after receiving suspicious package
United States issues its 1st passport with 'X' gender marker

FILE - This May 25, 2021 file photo shows a U.S. Passport cover in Washington. The United States has issued its first passport with an “X” gender

United States issues its 1st passport with 'X' gender marker

America 'on fire': Facebook watched as Trump ignited hate
Judge rejects challenge to Southwest's vaccine mandate
Fleming, Nézet-Séguin release recording on climate change

FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2021, file photo, President Jair Bolsonaro attends the launching ceremony of the National Green Growth Program at the Planalto

Brazil senators recommend Bolsonaro face charges over COVID

Queen Elizabeth II won't visit U.N. climate conference in person
After years of 'hiding,'' Klimt work is a star in Rome show
Trudeau overhauls Canadian Cabinet, gives women top roles

The St. Croix River bridge connecting Minnesota and Wisconsin, photographed just prior to its completion in 2017.

How did Minnesota get its shape on the map?

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Which Indigenous tribes first called Minnesota home?

Cleveland-Cliffs CEO Lourenco Goncalves said he will “use iron ore from another location” due to royalties.

Northshore taconite mine to 'idle every now and then'

Duluth expands vacation rentals
Bigger is better, Lutsen says, but resort's plans draw pushback
Proctor football investigation in hands of St. Louis County attorney

Prince Andrew’s lawyer asked a New York judge Tuesday to keep sealed a 2009 legal agreement that he says can protect the prince against a lawsuit’

Prince Andrew's lawyer wants to keep 2009 legal deal sealed

Mort Sahl, comedian who satirized politics, dies at 94
Japan's Princess Mako marries commoner, loses royal status
Ex-New England Patriot Patrick Chung charged with assault

Toni Stone delighted students at Hayes Elementary School in Fridley in 1990. A new national play celebrates the unsung hero of the league.

New play honors Toni Stone, Rondo's trailblazing baseball great

Blaine man returns to Mille Lacs reservation to help preserve Ojibwe ways
Minneapolis author seeks understanding by studying 'unexamined bias'
Three Minneapolis siblings make headlines with their own hyper-local community newspaper

Hiroshima atomic bombing survivor Sunao Tsuboi dies at 96

Sunao Tsuboi, a survivor of the Hiroshima atomic bombing who made opposing nuclear weapons the message of his life, including in a meeting with President Barack Obama in 2016, has died. He was 96.


Sonny Osborne, bluegrass banjoist behind 'Rocky Top,' dies

Bluegrass musician and singer Sonny Osborne, whose fast banjo licks turned "Rocky Top" into a hit with The Osborne Brothers, has died. He was 84.


Greek Socialist leader Gennimata dies after long illness

The leader of Greece's third-largest political party, Fofi Gennimata, has died after being hospitalized for treatment for a long-term illness earlier this month. She was 56.


James Michael Tyler, who played Gunther on 'Friends,' dies

James Michael Tyler, the actor known widely for his recurring role as Gunther on "Friends," has died. He was 59.


Biden, Schumer, Manchin huddle, but still no budget deal

Pivotal Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin appears to be on board with White House proposals for new taxes on billionaires and certain corporations to help pay for President Joe Biden's scaled-back social services and climate change package.