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U.S. news organizations focus on lives lost in the pandemic

Many are familiar with some of the bold-faced names of people who died of COVID-19 — musician John Prine, NFL kicker Tom Dempsey, former Stanford University President Donald Kennedy and music producer Hal Willner.

The Latest: UN body calls for action on debt amid pandemic


Khapra beetle larvae, which can wreak havoc on grains and seeds, were intercepted at the International Falls port of entry in May.

Destructive beetle larvae seized at International Falls port of entry

Woman shot, killed on St. Paul's West Side; no arrests
Iron Range teacher under review after telling county he 'would not be nice to any refugees'
Minneapolis, St. Paul curfews expire; buses rolling today

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Twins ground crew member Anders Lindberg, in October.

Twins' St. Peter: MLB 'closer to resolution than most people believe'

MLS players vote on owners' revised offer to play in World Cup-style tournament
How WCCO sports anchor Mike Max became a frontline reporter at the George Floyd protests
Vikings' Kendricks and Barr speak out against NFL on justice reform

Dorsey & Whitney has ended its pro bono work with the Minneapolis City's Attorney's Office.

Dorsey & Whitney ends pro bono program with Minneapolis prosecution

Burned-out pharmacies leave a hole in Twin Cities neighborhoods
Minnesota companies cashing in on CARES Act business tax breaks
3M names GE executive as new CFO

Demonstrators gather to protest the death of George Floyd on June 2 near the White House in Washington.

George Floyd's death is a failure of generations of leadership

Ellison can help build trust that justice will be served in Floyd case
A democracy in crisis needs Michelle Obama
Sack cartoon: The photo-op

Sack cartoon: The photo-op
The photo-op

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Mark Wheat introduced one of the bands at 89.3 the Current's birthday party at First Avenue in 2016.

DJ Mark Wheat signs off at 89.3 the Current after 15 years

4 popular Minneapolis restaurants halt takeout after staffers test positive for COVID-19
How WCCO sports anchor Mike Max became a frontline reporter at the George Floyd protests
Hook & Ladder operators see 'moral responsibility' after surviving Lake Street riots

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 and Defense Secretary Mark Esper left the White House on Monday for St. John's Church in Washington.

Defense secretary breaks with Trump, opposes using military for protests

Trump administration moves to block Chinese airlines from US
With wins in 7 states and DC, Biden closes in on nomination
Trump says GOP is pulling convention from North Carolina

Restaurant owner Michael Cranfill poses in front of sign on the restaurant's boarded up windows in Indianapolis, Tuesday, June 2, 2020 to honor his fr

Friends mourn ex-Indiana football player slain during unrest

Zuckerberg still under fire over inflammatory Trump posts
3 killed when helicopter hits power line in California
Nation's streets calmest in days; police credit curfews

State epidemiologist Anders Tegnell of the Public Health Agency of Sweden speaks during a news conference on a daily update on the coronavirus COVID-1

Scientist defends Sweden's virus approach: 'We still believe our strategy is good'

Trump questions render Trudeau speechless for 21 seconds
Putin signs Russia's nuclear deterrent policy
Italy opens borders ahead of neighbors, beckoning tourists

The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC), a federally recognized Indian tribe, opened the SMSC Organics Recycling Facility (ORF) in the fall of

How do organics get recycled in Minnesota — and how good are we at it?

How many Minn. breweries existed before the microbrewery boom?
Why was the career of Minnesota's first congresswoman cut short?
Why are Minnesota's pro teams named after the state, not a city?

Dozens of protesters stood in the rain Tuesday morning outside St. Louis County’s government services building in Virgnia, Minn.

Iron Range teacher under review after telling county he 'would not be nice to any refugees'

In Duluth, late-night protesters weren't outside agitators; 'That is us'
Union protests in Duluth over Essentia's plan to lay off 900 employees
Duluth protests over George Floyd's death called unprecedented

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Lea Michele apologizes for being 'difficult' on 'Glee' set

Eagles' Don Henley asks Congress to change copyright law
Judge gives control of Joe Exotic's zoo to Carole Baskin
Social media, music world go dark for Black Out Tuesday

Corn planting around the U.S. this spring suggests a record crop is going in despite slumping demand and ultralow prices.

Corn prices keep slumping, and Minnesota farmers keep planting more

U.S. farmers will get $16 billion in direct aid because of COVID-19
Long Prairie Packing latest Minnesota meatpacking plant to have COVID-19 outbreak
Minnesota farmer charged with cheating grain elevator

Jack Traxler is a senior on the golf team at Cretin-Derham Hall. Despite balance and vision problems from a brain tumor, he excels at golf.

When a brain tumor cut short his hockey dream, Cretin-Derham Hall student took up golf

Metropolitan State garden experiment helps students sow human connections
Minneapolis Legal Rights Center celebrates 50 years of rebalancing legal disparities
An 8-year-old St. Paul girl is taking her neighborhood on a space walk

Dennis Erickson, a championship high school volleyball coach, dies of COVID-19 complications at 83

  The Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) girls state volleyball tournament was in its infancy when coach Dennis Erickson and his Robbinsdale Armstrong volleyball…


Lives Lost: A century of learning, bookended by pandemic

In her 80s, Phyllis Antonetz moved to a new state, quickly settling in and volunteering at a school. In her 90s, she was living on…


Christo, artist known for massive, fleeting displays, dies

Christo, known for massive, ephemeral public arts projects died Sunday at his home in New York. He was 84.


Herbert Stempel, TV quiz show whistleblower, dies at 93

Herbert Stempel, a fall guy and whistleblower of early television whose confession to deliberately losing on a 1950s quiz show helped drive a national scandal and join his name in history to winning contestant Charles Van Doren, has died age 93.


Margarita Trautmann, an editor and Spanish language translator, dies of COVID-19 complications at 67

Margarita Trautmann was as self-assured and comfortable at a formal dining table with politicians as she was sitting next to her husband on the banks…