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Son: Jazz great Ellis Marsalis Jr. dead at 85; fought virus

Jazz great Ellis Marsalis.

Adam Schlesinger from the band Fountains of Wayne dies from coronavirus

FILE - This Sept. 14, 2019 file photo shows Adam Schlesinger, winner of the awards for outstanding original music and lyrics for "Crazy Ex Girlfriend,

The 52-year-old had been sedated and on a ventilator for several days.


Erick Fors, the deputy chief of investigations for the Minneapolis Police Department, in his downtown office.

Deputy Minneapolis police chief brings a detective's quiet tenacity to the job

Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota names new CEO
Entangled eagles get a hand from Hennepin County sheriff's deputies
Brooks: A neighborhood rises above viruses, vandals and other plagues

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Target Field, the Twins and their fans are ready. But Thursday’s home opener will come and go without a game while the world continues to battle the

Season without a start: Twins' home opener is latest missing milestone

Minnesotans will be heard from in NBA draft
Structure is key for Gophers QB Morgan during shutdown
Gophers' softball ace Fiser makes it official: She's coming back

Jose Pedro Sanchez,a seamstress at Blue Delta Jeans, sews together a face guard at the jeans manufacturing company's site in Shannon, Miss.

Minnesota, Midwest factory conditions plunge because of coronavirus

Schafer: Here's why Minn. doesn't have enough hospital beds
Biofuel maker Gevo idles its Luverne, Minn., plant, terminates 30 employees
Medtronic, other med-tech firms fear parts shortage if Trump invokes wartime production law

President Donald Trump spoke about the coronavirus on Tuesday as Vice President Mike Pence and Dr. Deborah Birx, White House coronavirus response coor

Oversight is needed on bailout bill

Hear from a reassuring voice as pandemic spreads
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Is the Holy Grail of rock posters from a Buddy Holly show in Mankato?

Is the Holy Grail of rock posters from a Buddy Holly show in Mankato?

Extroverts having a hard time with quarantine; introverts, not so much
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Spouse getting on your nerves? Help your marriage through stress of quarantine

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.


Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz signed a bill Saturday morning allocating $330 million in COVID-19 aid passed by the state legislature on March 26. Governor W

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz's State of the State to be streamed online Sunday

Federal judge signals he won't postpone Wisconsin election
How 'Never Bernie' voters threw in with Biden and changed the primary
New York virus toll doubles in 72 hours as hot spots spread

This aerial image taken from video provided by KABC-TV shows a Pacific Harbor Line train that derailed Tuesday, March 31, 2020, at the Port of Los Ang

Feds: Man intentionally derailed LA train near hospital ship

Deaths mount in New York; federal stockpile of gear running low
FDA wants heartburn meds off the market due to contamination
Trump confronts a new reality and braces for a wave of disease and death

A research assistant holds coronavirus test samples in her hands at the Lower Saxony State Office for Consumer Protection and Food Safety (LAVES) in H

Mass testing, empty ICUs: Germany scores early against virus

UN climate summit postponed until 2021 because of COVID-19
British man runs marathon in backyard during lockdown
LGBT community raided in Uganda over social distancing

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

Your top questions about Minnesota lakes answered

Why does Minnesota have one of highest rates of volunteering in the country?
Pandemic prep: Here's what you need to know
What's the truth behind Minnesota's Kensington Runestone?

Laura Mullen carried a stack of boxes with fresh produce towards one of the tables at the free farmer's market on Tuesday.

A free farmers market in Duluth

Grandma's Marathon canceled due to COVID-19
Grandma's Marathon cancellation hits hard at Minnesota running legend
Duluth's Essentia Health cuts 500 employees as revenue dries up

FILE - This Sept. 14, 2019 file photo shows Adam Schlesinger, winner of the awards for outstanding original music and lyrics for "Crazy Ex Girlfriend,

Adam Schlesinger from the band Fountains of Wayne dies from coronavirus

Lizzo is 100% that benefactor for some U.S. health care workers
J.K. Rowling starts Harry Potter At Home for housebound families
Dolly Parton donates $1 million to coronavirus research

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

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Dianne Monson, University of Minnesota education professor and writing mentor, dies at 85

The longtime advocate for children's literature stressed that time spent reading for pleasure was related to gains in reading ability.


Phillip Anderson, Nobel laureate in physics, dies at 96

Philip Anderson, a Nobel Prize-winning physicist who expanded the world's understanding of magnetism and superconductivity, has died. He was 96.


Private funeral, public memorial later set for Joseph Lowery

A small, private funeral service for the Rev. Joseph E. Lowery will be held this week out of concerns about the coronavirus, but a large public memorial for the civil rights leader will be held this fall, family members said Tuesday.


Michigan lawmaker killed by virus hailed as cheerful battler

State Rep. Isaac Robinson was devoted to politics and Detroit, battling for decades on behalf of the city's underdogs until succumbing to its latest scourge:…