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James 'Jimmy' Bowen, former Moorhead basketball star and youth mentor, dies at 70

Bowen

He playing for Minnesota's professional softball team and again nominated to state and national halls of fame.

Patricia Good, violinist and Minneapolis school psychologist, dies at 87

Patricia E. Good

Good co-authored a guide to the widely used assessment tool, the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI).


Lenora Cordes, 2, played with a bubble wand while mom Melissa Cordes chatted with neighbors during a food truck event in Arden Hills on Friday.

Early summer heat wave takes toll on Minnesota roads, schools, lawns

Minnesota Vikings superfan Millie Wall dies at 102
Brooks: Metro Transit trains a new generation of bus drivers as commuters return to the commute
Did modern Minnesota roads evolve from Native American trails?

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Twins starter Michael Pineda pitched only four innings before leaving the game with arm soreness in a 14-3 loss to the Houston Astros at Target Field

Pineda leaves game early with arm soreness as Astros crush Twins

Women's soccer comes to Minnesota with 'pre-professional' team
It's not Ben Johnson's first Gophers summer basketball practice, but there's a lot of newness
Djokovic claims 19th Grand Slam with five-set win at French Open

Pat Regan, president of Minnesota Coaches and, for now, a part-time driver.

Amid shortage of drivers, owner of Minn. school bus company takes on routes himself

Offices are reopening, but business isn't rebounding at dry cleaners
Radisson Blu, with FireLake expansion on its mind, hosts 'Chopped'-like chef competition at Mall of America
More EV charging stations on the horizon for Minnesota

The sheep ranch near Roswell where the first flying saucer was said to have crashed in July 1947.

The big UFO report, in context

Using Justice Dept. for political gain
Had enough of working from home?
A big win for assault weapons

Sack cartoon: Jeff Bezos and his next trip
Jeff Bezos and his next trip

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A boat navigates the waters of Namakan Lake near Kettle Falls in Voyageurs National Park.

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Chris Thile returns to playing – and listening
Gary Hines celebrates 50 years of musical activism with Minnesota's Sounds of Blackness
Minnesota novelist Louise Erdrich wins Pulitzer for personal story of 'persistence and survival'

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.


Gov. Tim Walz spoke at a news conference with community leaders and DFL lawmakers regarding police reform proposals.

Ahead of Minnesota Legislature special session, police reform lacks 'progress'

GOP ramps up misleading attack on Democrats' policing policy
Go green or go bipartisan? Biden's big infrastructure choice
Minnesota Republican Party sets 2022 convention for Rochester

James Martin discusses his hesitancy to get a COVID-19 vaccine while stopping at a store in Clanton, Ala., on Wednesday, May 19, 2021. Alabama is one

As COVID-19 cases wane, vaccine-lagging areas still see risk

Judge tosses hospital workers' vaccine challenge
Schools across U.S. brace for surge of kindergartners in fall
'It's always exciting': Top dogs vie for Westminster title

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, left, next to President Joe Biden in Carbis Bay, England, during the G7 summit on Saturday.

Biden urges G-7 leaders to call out and compete with China

Israel swears in new coalition, ending Netanyahu's long rule
After charming leaders, Queen Elizabeth sits back for parade
China's wandering elephants on the move again

The Gunflint Trail in northern Minnesota, officially Cook County Road 12, began as a series of portages created by Native American people.

Did modern Minnesota roads evolve from Native American trails?

How did the North Loop neighborhood get its name?
From bankrupt racetrack to aviation hub — what remains from MSP Airport's early days?
Ask a question now: What are you curious about, Minnesota?

Visitors strolled the reconstructed Lakewalk in Duluth. The popular path reopened Friday after more than a year of work to make it better prepared for

Duluth reopens Lakewalk in Canal Park, and it's megastorm-ready

Female mapmakers detailed Minnesota's Arrowhead back in 1929
Greater Minnesota colleges look to attract students after enrollment drop amid pandemic
Native American contractors' letter seeks end to protests over Line 3 pipeline

Rapper Polo G (Taurus Bartlett) has been arrested in Miami on charges including battery on a police officer, resisting arrest with violence and crimin

Rapper Polo G is arrested in Miami after album release party

After charming leaders, Queen Elizabeth sits back for parade
Christie's sale highlights L'Wren Scott creations for Mick Jagger, Hollywood stars
Mobster sentenced for assaulting 'Real Housewives' husband

SHARI L. GROSS • shari.gross@startribune.com Bryan Piatt met end-of-life grief therapist Kelly Grosklags while working at KARE-11. Together, they cr

Duo teams up to give patients time, tools and tenderness to talk about death

University of Minnesota graduate shifts therapy focus to less discussed mental health issue of job loss
Inspired Conversations on Race & Equity: St. Cloud's Jonathan Wong
Teacher steps in to get student into graduation

Ned Beatty, titanic character actor of 'Network,' dies at 83

Ned Beatty, the Oscar-nominated character actor who in half a century of American movies, including "Deliverance," "Network" and "Superman," was a booming, indelible presence in even the smallest parts, has died. He was 83.


Mudcat Grant, 1st Black 20-game winner in AL, dies at 85

Jim "Mudcat" Grant, the first Black 20-game winner in the American League and a key part of Minnesota's first World Series team in 1965, has died. He was 85.


South Florida investigative reporter Michele Gillen dies

Michele Gillen, a former South Florida television investigative reporter, has died. She was 66.


Lakota spiritual leader, activist Leonard Crow Dog dies

Chief Leonard Crow Dog, a renowned spiritual leader and Native American rights activist who fought for sovereignty, language preservation and religious freedom, has died at age 78.


Martha White dies, sparked '53 Louisiana capital bus boycott

Martha White, a Black woman whose actions helped launch the 1953 bus boycotts in Louisiana's capital city, has died. She was 99.