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Dudley Riggs, godfather of Twin Cities comedy scene, dies at 88

Dudley Riggs, shown in September 2010, owned Brave New Workshop for 39 years, selling to current owners John Sweeney and Jenni Lilledahl in 1997.

The founder of the nation's oldest sketch-comedy troupe taught generations of comic talent, including Louie Anderson and Al Franken.

Sir Harold Evans, crusading publisher and author, dies at 92

Sir Harold Evans, the charismatic publisher, author and muckraker who brought investigative moxie to the British press, newsmaking dash to the American book business through best-sellers like "Primary Colors" and synergetic buzz to all as author-publisher Tina Brown's husband, has died. He was 92.


The smiley-faced water tower in Freeport, Minn., will live on after the town raised $33,000 to renovate and repaint it.

Residents of Minnesota town band together to save iconic water tower

Mpls. seeks feedback on plans to reopen 38th and Chicago for winter travel
At a memorial forest in Scandia, a final resting place beneath the trees
Trump rally highlights tensions over race in Beltrami County

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Vikings linebacker Eric Wilson (50) after his first NFL interception on Sunday against the Colts.

Role to fill: Vikings turn to Wilson at linebacker in Barr's absence

Playoff-bound Twins comfortable in quarantine but 'so bored'
Seattle puts Lynx in 0-2 hole in WNBA semifnals
Reusse: Seeing The Big Dipper in a little town in '59 a moment of glory

U.S. Bank opened a new branch in Mound, where employees help clients with banking needs without the roped-off lines and teller windows.

U.S. Bank rolls out new branch formats for digital age

Mortenson set to break ground on second Destination Medical Center building in Rochester
Target will hire 7,400 seasonal workers in Twin Cities for the holidays
H.B. Fuller CEO sees economic disruption into next year

Making sure your vote counts means voting carefully, the writer says.

Vote boldly, vote carefully, to ensure it counts

Unlike 2016, race is on to fill Ginsburg's seat
Sack cartoon: Pro-life*
Readers Write: The election and a peaceful transfer of power, city planning, summer's end

Sack cartoon: Pro-life*
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Putting together “How Many Breaths?” has been cathartic for violinist Ariana Kim.

George Floyd's death inspires Minnesota violinist to create 'video meditation'

Massive reissue of Prince's best album shows he had 'no time for self-pity' in 1987
24 Minnesota restaurants win Wine Spectator awards
Ordway brings tears with its first show in six months – on a loading dock

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.


President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, in Washing

Despite Trump attacks, both parties vow orderly election

Minnesota congressional race delayed after candidate's death
Democrats to redraft virus relief in bid to jump-start talks
Voting has started in Minnesota: A guide to what you need to know

FILE - In this Aug. 26, 2020 file photo, first-grade teacher Jessica Johnson asks students if they've been sick or near anyone who's been sick before

Parents sending COVID-19 infected kids to school, Wisconsin officials warn

Iowa fines beef plant $957 after huge coronavirus outbreak
Kenosha shooter's defense portrays him as 'American patriot'
Judge dismisses suit against Fox over Trump affair story

This facility is believed to be a re-education camp where mostly Muslim ethnic minorities are detained, north of Akto in China’s northwestern Xinjia

Night images reveal many new detention sites in China's Xinjian region

Powerful Vatican Cardinal Becciu resigns amid scandal
Virus delays Rio's Carnival for first time in a century
Canadian party's support for legislation bolsters Trudeau

Results of the May 1965 tornado in Fridley. Anoka County Historical Society ORG XMIT: MIN1504301341252304

What was the most destructive tornado in Minnesota history?

Why do Minnesota coyotes howl when trains go by?
Who decides when the I-35W bridge is lit in color, and how is it done?
Why do some major Twin Cities highways not connect directly?

Students in a Commercial and Residential Wiring class at Lake Superior College have their own wooden cubicles to help promote better social distancing

College students spur spike in new COVID-19 cases in St. Louis County as deaths also rise

Indie TV festival goes digital only for second year in Duluth
St. Louis County Board approves 1.48% maximum tax levy
Duluth Entertainment Convention Center (DECC) and Visit Duluth consider merging

Demi Lovato, at left, and actor-singer Max Ehrich, both shown in 2017.

Demi Lovato, Max Ehrich call off engagement after 2 months

Evel Knievel's son suing Disney over 'Toy Story 4' character
Trump's author niece sues, saying family cheated her of millions
'Grateful': Gigi Hadid welcomes baby girl with Zayn Malik

Minnesota farmers are seeing some of the best prices of the year as weather and trade have pushed commodity prices higher. File photo of soybeans and

Corn, soybean prices rally on Chinese demand, disaster in Iowa

China's corn crop hurt by storms, may raise U.S. import purchases
Ethanol waivers become central issue in presidential battle for Minnesota farm votes
Gene-editing research by Calyxt exec at U of M for a time lacked proper oversight

Alysha Price, who runs a new company called the Price Dynamic. It offers mediation and family coaching for co-parenting families.

New Hope co-parenting coach helps divorced moms and dads put kids first

Mpls. veterinarians offer free pet care to dogs and cats of owners facing homelessness
Sanneh Foundation adds new athletic fields, dome for year-round sports in St. Paul
This 'Gamer Grandma' has more than 900,000 'grandkids'

The Latest: $14M more in virus funds for 3 Ariz universities

Arizona will provide the state's three public universities with $14 million in additional funding to boost their efforts to test, track and respond to the coronavirus.


Clarification: Western Wildfires-Special Places story

In a story published September 22, 2020, The Associated Press reported that George Atiyeh, a storied logger-turned-conservationist who was instrumental in saving forest land, died in wildfires in Oregon. Authorities say human remains have been found on his property but they have not been positively identified. Atiyeh is the last person reported as missing from blazes in Marion County, Oregon.


Pro wrestling legend Road Warrior Animal dies at age 60

Joe Laurinaitis was raised in Minnesota and was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2011.


Dear Donald, Dear Mr. President: A Trump-Nixon '80s tale

They were two men in Manhattan who craved the same thing: validation. One was a brash, young real estate developer looking to put his stamp on New York, the other a disgraced elder statesman bent on repairing his reputation.


Eugene Loya, dentist and avid golfer, dies of COVID-19 at 83

When Eugene Loya moved his dentistry practice from northeast Minneapolis to Nisswa, many of his loyal patients followed him Up North for checkups.Besides being one…