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Paula Goldberg, fearless advocate for children with disabilities and PACER Center co-founder, dies at 79

Paula Goldberg brought Diana Ross, Idina Menzel, Jay Leno and other stars to Minneapolis to raise money for the PACER Center.

A pragmatic optimist, the co-founder of PACER Center in Bloomington became an internationally recognized leader.

Mary-Fred Bausman-Watkins, educator, school founder, dies at 59

Mary-Fred Bausman-Watkins

Founding parent of Twin Cities German Immersion School went on to teach German at St. Paul Central.


The St. Louis County Depot is soliciting proposals for new tenants, which has some old tenants worried they will be pushed out of the historic buildin

St. Louis County Depot upends tenant base; will Duluth Art Institute, historical society get kicked out?

South Education Center to install metal detectors after student was shot, killed outside school
Catholic Charities opens new $75M affordable housing project in downtown Minneapolis
Couple arrested for stealing $400K in high-end merchandise from Nordstrom Ridgedale

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Al Shaver shortly before his retirement from calling hockey in Minnesota.

Reusse: Legendary hockey voice Al Shaver still bleeds Minnesota sports from afar

Who goes, who stays? A player-by-player look at the Wild roster
Scoggins: Charge Twins with error for sending Lewis back to minors
No more fear: Veteran Kendricks plays role in new Vikings culture

The worst bird-flu outbreak since 2015 has slowed significantly in Minnesota.

The worst appears over for bird flu in Minnesota poultry operations

A bear market may be on the horizon. Here's what that means
Minnesota's unemployment rate falls to record low of 2.2%

Many tech-savvy entrepreneurs “mine” cryptocurrency, receiving “coins” as a reward for lending computing power to help construct the underlyin

The point of cryptocurrencies remains a mystery

More accountability for Floyd's death
Taking shooters' 'ideas' seriously gives them toxic influence
Another shooting. What story will we tell ourselves this time?

The Sugarhill Gang was originally booked to play the 331 Club’s Art-A-Whirl party in 2020.

Highlights — and 'Delight' — as live music returns to Minneapolis' Art-A-Whirl

Review: New era for 'Downton Abbey' has a shaky start, but in the end it feels like home
Bob Odenkirk winds down his journey as Jimmy, uh, Saul, no, Gene
Elizabeth McGovern was 'giddy' to return to 'Downton Abbey'

Brooks: Walter Mondale's urn rich in family and history

Made by Stillwater potter Warren MacKenzie, the urn once held the ashes of Mondale's wife, Joan

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…


House Foreign Affairs Committee Ranking Member Michael McCaul, R-Texas, left, reaches out to greet Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., cent

Senate votes final congressional OK for $40B Ukraine aid

Late Rep. Jim Hagedorn's family sues his widow for medical expenses
Dennis Smith drops out of Minnesota attorney general race
Where does money for tax cut, spending deal come from?

A long COVID patient in Burr Ridge, Ill., received physical therapy for some of her symptoms on Oct. 6, 2021.

More than 75% of long COVID patients weren't hospitalized for initial illness

Grand jury indicts man in Buffalo supermarket shooting
Census overcount may have saved Minnesota from losing congressional seat
US case of monkeypox reported in Massachusetts man

Red Cross staff drive by in their vehicles to the besieged Mariupol’s Azovstal steel plant to observe the evacuation of Ukrainian servicemen from Az

Ukrainian troops surrendering at Mariupol registered as POWs

EXPLAINER: What is monkeypox and where is it spreading?
Jordan king places 'erratic' half-brother under house arrest
NATO chief sure spat over Sweden, Finland will be resolved

How the heck did Minnesota end up with a state muffin?

How the heck did Minnesota end up with a state muffin?

Why does Minnesota require new license plates every seven years?
Ask a question now: What are you curious about, Minnesota?
Listen: The hidden electrical system that keeps our lights on

The EPA announced more than $100 million in new money going to four major projects on the St. Louis River.

Dreams of a restored St. Louis River 'finally coming to fruition'

EPA announces $4.5 million in grants for five Minnesota communities
St. Louis County declares state of emergency as waters approach peak
Former high school football player in Proctor, Minn., pleads guilty to felony sexual assault of teammate

Rob Reiner poses for photographers at the photo call for the film ‘This is Spinal Tap’ at the 75th international film festival, Cannes, southern F

With sequel plans, Rob Reiner turns 'Spinal Tap' up to 11

Female country stars to join Wynonna Judd on tour this fall
Jill Biden, Selena Gomez lead talk on youth mental health
Taylor Swift gets honorary degree from New York University

Children at Lake Harriet United Methodist Church in Minneapolis played in a pile of (plastic-wrapped) pillows, which will be donated to local homeless

Pillow fort at Minneapolis church is more than just fluffy fun

Documentary showcases power of women, including its Minneapolis director
At age 101, he finally gets his high school diploma
With a little human help, monarchs are back, at least this year

Vangelis, the Greek 'Chariots of Fire' composer, dies at 79

Vangelis, the Greece-born electronic composer who wrote the Academy Award-winning score for the film "Chariots of Fire" and music for dozens of other movies, documentaries and TV series, has died. He was 79.


Rosmarie Trapp, whose family inspired 'Sound of Music,' dies

Rosmarie Trapp, whose Austrian family the von Trapps was made famous in the musical and beloved movie "The Sound of Music," has died.


Green options transforming a wedding industry prone to waste

The wedding industry remains fraught with waste, but a growing contingent of brides and grooms is pushing for more sustainable changes, from the way they invite guests to the food they serve and the clothes they wear.


Boy dies after being buried under sand dune at state park

A 13-year-old Utah boy has died from his injuries a day after a sand dune he was digging in collapsed and buried him at a state park, officials said Monday.


Man killed in downtown Minneapolis apartment was beloved performing arts instructor

Patrick Moore taught young people at the center in north Minneapolis for many years.


Candidate in hospital, others scrambling before Pa. primary

The last full day of campaigning in Pennsylvania's hotly contested primaries for governor and U.S. Senate began Monday with a top Senate candidate in the hospital and establishment Republicans trying to stave off victories by candidates they worry will be unelectable in the fall.


Naomi Judd celebrated at 'River of Time' memorial service

Naomi Judd was celebrated with words and soaring music at a public memorial service Sunday that ended with her daughter Wynonna announcing that a tour planned for later this year would go on.


Prominent Israeli peace negotiator Uri Savir dies at 69

Uri Savir, a prominent Israeli peace negotiator and dogged believer in the need for a settlement with the Palestinians, has died, according to Israeli media reports. He was 69.


Harper, Phillies continue to roll with 8-3 win over Dodgers

Dodger Stadium has always been one of Bryce Harper's favorite visiting ballparks.


Kathryn 'Jennie' Lightfoot, who played key role in Twin Cities Native American community, dies at 83

Kathryn Jeanette "Jennie" Lightfoot devoted a lifetime of service to the American Indian community in the Twin Cities. For decades, she played a central role…