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George Burbie, longtime social work leader, dies at 75

He oversaw a team in the employee assistance program at Ceridian Corp., and also worked as a nonprofit consultant, his wife said.

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.


A bulldozer pushed dirt along Park Point beach as part of an effort to raise the beach front and protect homes.

Missing Duluth Harbor dredging settlement found, but questions remain on interpretation

In Crystal, it's Adams vs. Adams for the mayoral seat at City Hall
Did German POWs really work on Minnesota farms during World War II?
Minnesota Voters Alliance sues Minneapolis over elections grant

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Twins center fielder Byron Buxton was hit by a pitch in the bottom of the 8th inning.

Painful loss: Buxton, Donaldson exit as Twins fall 7-2 to Reds

Vikings will be without two top cornerbacks vs. Titans
Loneliness of socially distanced running makes cross-country athletes own best fans
As normalcy returns, ranking college football teams will be more difficult than ever

Rebuilt or new U.S. Bank branches will be open in Minneapolis by late next year, and U.S. Bank said it will hire minority-owned contractors for all th

U.S. Bank reveals targets for reopening Minneapolis branches damaged in riots

Surly now supports union election but still closing beer hall
Children's Minnesota considers 'significant' job cuts, service changes
Market review: Tesla takes a big one-day dip, Amazon show strength

People pay their respects to the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the Supreme Court in Washington on Sept. 24.

Republicans' advantage in Supreme Court choice is theirs to press

Minnesotans need to help state track COVID's course
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Round two of the Minnesota State Fair Food Parade is now officially sold out. During the summer run of the food parade, Devin Johnson and Rob Lambert

Minnesota State Fair Food Parade sells out: Renaissance Festival to the rescue

Penumbra Theatre declared one of Ford Foundation's 'cultural treasures'
Archives of an architecture firm reveal a Minneapolis that was never built
Famed author Claudia Rankine brings her conversation about race to Minnesotans via Zoom

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.


Judge Amy Coney Barrett, an appeals-court judge for the Seventh Circuit, in Washington on Nov. 15, 2019.

Trump expected to announce Judge Amy Coney Barrett for Supreme Court

President Donald Trump to return to Minnesota next week, visit Duluth
Supreme Court battle 'lit a fire' under Minnesota women ahead of the election
What would Minnesota Republicans do differently than Walz on COVID-19?

The flag-draped casket of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is carried out by a joint services military honor guard after lying in state at the U.S. Capitol

Mourners gather as Ginsburg lies in state at US Capitol

Family demands release of evidence in Breonna Taylor's case
Teen charged in Kenosha shootings fights extradition
2 charged over handling of virus outbreak at veterans home

Cardinal Angelo Becciu talks to journalists during press conference in Rome, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. The powerful head of the Vatican's saint-making o

Vatican cardinal pushes back after pope fires him in scandal

Giant rat wins animal hero award for sniffing out landmines
Trudeau reaches deal with opposition party, election averted
Local lockdowns imposed in several cities as UK cases rise

Italian prisoners of war harvest onions near Princeton, Minnesota, at the O.J. Odegard farms, September 1943. Italian World War II POWs in Minnesota h

Did German POWs really work on Minnesota farms during World War II?

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?

President Trump addressed a crowd of thousands of supporters at Bemidji Aviation Service on Friday.

President Donald Trump to return to Minnesota next week, visit Duluth

Sold! Twin Cities homebuyers spurring a run on homes in Duluth
Missing Duluth Harbor dredging settlement found, but questions remain on interpretation
College students spur spike in new COVID-19 cases in St. Louis County as deaths also rise

Billie Lourd shown in 2019 at the "American Horror Story: Apocalypse" FYC event at NeueHouse Hollywood in Los Angeles.Lourd announced on her social me

Billie Lourd introduces newborn son in surprise announcement

Queen Elizabeth II to trim costs as COVID-19 hits income
Princess Eugenie, Jack Brooksbank expecting first child
Demi Lovato, Max Ehrich call off engagement after 2 months

Revol Greens has raised $68 million in new capital, bringing its total investment to more than $200 million for giant greenhouses in Minnesota, Califo

With $68 million in funds, Minnesota's Revol Greens to expand in Texas

Ethanol waivers become central issue in presidential battle for Minnesota farm votes
Corn, soybean prices rally on Chinese demand, disaster in Iowa
China's corn crop hurt by storms, may raise U.S. import purchases

On the front lines of COVID-19, Minnesota's first responders leap in despite the unknown

On the front lines of COVID-19, Minnesota's first responders leap in despite the unknown

Read 'thank yous' to Minnesota's first responder heroes, written by you
Twin Cities therapists emphasize need to prepare purposeful COVID 'bubbles' before winter
Phone calls help alleviate pandemic isolation for Minnesota's older adults

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.


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.


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.