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Retiree from Edina schools was pioneer in adaptive sports

Marie Moilanen was a swimmer, runner, golfer, tennis player, kayaker and paddleboarder. Her friends and family say she enjoyed participating in sports — and helping others be physically active, too.

Doug Hennes, journalist and passionate St. Thomas advocate, dies at 63

July 21, 2018
Hennes, 63, died unexpectedly Thursday at his Mendota Heights home.

Jonathan Gold, Pulitzer-winning restaurant critic, dies

July 22, 2018
Jonathan Gold, who became the first restaurant critic to win the Pulitzer Prize for criticism, has died. He was 57.

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Local
January 27

Bernard Coelho, Coon Rapids psychiatrist with an eye for detail, color, dies at 85

At age 18, Bernard Coelho began publishing photos in top national magazines in his native India — a noteworthy achievement for an experienced professional photographer,…
Music
January 25

Margo Lion, Broadway producer of "Hairspray," dead at 75

Broadway producer Margo Lion, who helped bring the Tony Award-winning musicals "Jelly's Last Jam" and "Hairspray" to the stage and also worked on Tony Kushner's two-part classic "Angels in America," has died at age 75. Her son, Matthew Nemeth, told The Associated Press that she died at a Manhattan hospital days after suffering a brain aneurysm.
National
January 25
Rep. Fortney "Pete" Stark (D-Calif.) met reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington in June 1994.

Pete Stark, congressman who reshaped health care, dies at 88

Former California Rep. Fortney "Pete" Stark Jr., an influential Democrat whose legislative work helped reshape America's health care system, has died. He was 88.
Minneapolis
January 25
“Big John” Duhart

'Big John' Duhart, bouncer at Palmer's Bar, dies at 66

The gentle giant manning the door for two decades at the West Bank institution earned a loyal following among its eclectic clientele.
Celebrities
January 24

Bob Marley's kids celebrate late reggae icon's 75th birthday

At a celebration for Bob Marley's 75th birth anniversary, the late icon's children — famous in their own right — gathered to tell stories about the reggae king and discuss passing the musical torch to their own children.
National
January 24

For Auschwitz survivor, telling her story is reason to live

Bronia Brandman pulls up a sleeve on her leather jacket and shows the blue tattoo inked on her forearm that is a mute testimony to her pain under the Nazis at Auschwitz.
Celebrities
January 24
Going by the name "Tyler G," Tyler Gwozdz appeared on "The Bachelorette" in May but then left for unexplained reasons.

Former 'Bachelorette' contestant dies of apparent overdose

A former contestant on the reality TV show "The Bachelorette" has died of an apparent drug overdose after being found unresponsive in a Florida apartment, police said.
National
January 23
FILE - This Sept. 26, 2008 file photo shows debate moderator Jim Lehrer during the first U.S. Presidential Debate between presidential nominees Sen. J

'NewsHour' host and debate moderator Jim Lehrer dies at 85

Jim Lehrer, longtime host of the nightly PBS "NewsHour" whose serious, sober demeanor made him the choice to moderate 11 presidential debates between 1988 and 2012, has died, PBS said Thursday. He was 85.
Stage & Arts
January 23

Lighting designer Michael Wangen dies at 65

The self-taught lighting designer worked on productions in the Twin Cities and at playhouses across the country.
TV & Media
January 23

'Dark Shadows,' 'Cagney & Lacey' actor John Karlen dies

Emmy-winning character actor John Karlen, known for his roles on the television series "Dark Shadows" and "Cagney & Lacey," has died.
National
January 23

George Herbert Walker III, cousin of 2 presidents, dies

George Herbert Walker III, cousin of two presidents, a former U.S. ambassador to Hungary and a prominent St. Louis businessman and philanthropist, has died.
West Metro
January 22

Kathleen Grogan Bush, star of the fashion runway, dies at 88

Juggling modeling and motherhood, Bush often brought her children to photo shoots, where they sometimes wound up appearing with her in ads.
Minneapolis
January 22
Ron Edwards at Minneapolis City Hall in 2013. The longtime civil rights activist has died at age 81.

Longtime Minneapolis civil rights activist Ron Edwards dies

The 81-year-old Edwards was an outspoken advocate on social and racial justice issues.
Minneapolis
January 22
Michael Karkoc in his Minneapolis yard in 2014.

Minneapolis man exposed as commander of Nazi-led unit dies at 100

A pillar of the local Ukrainian community, Michael Karkoc was a top commander of a military unit accused of war crimes.
National
January 21

At 90, Alaska Native woman is 1st counted in US Census

Lizzie Chimiugak has lived for 90 years in the windswept western wilds of Alaska, born to a nomadic family who lived in mud homes and followed where the good hunting and fishing led.
National
January 21

GOP congressman who backed Nixon impeachment dead at 87

Thomas Railsback, an Illinois Republican congressman who helped draw up articles of impeachment against President Richard Nixon in 1974, has died at age 87.
National
January 21

Feds to let states tap opioid funds for meth, cocaine surge

Alarmed by a deadly new twist in the nation's drug addiction crisis, the government will allow states to use federal money earmarked for the opioid epidemic to help growing numbers of people struggling with meth and cocaine.
Nation
January 20
Egil (Bud) Krogh pleaded guilty in 1973 to “conspiracy against rights of citizens” and agreed to cooperate with prosecutors in the Watergate scand

Egil 'Bud' Krogh, one of the Watergate plumbers, dies at 80

Egil “Bud” Krogh Jr., 80, a lawyer and Nixon aide who co-chaired the secret White House “Plumbers” unit and was sentenced to prison after…
Local
January 20

Arthur Sloth, a Minneapolis school district principal and a nursery owner, dies at 95

Arthur “Art” Sloth spent his career nurturing and educating children as a teacher and then principal for three decades in Minneapolis Public Schools. In retirement,…
Music
January 20
FILE -- Jimmy Heath at the NEA Jazz Masters Awards Ceremony and Concert in Manhattan, Jan. 14, 2013. Heath, a tenor saxophonist whose sharp and lively

Jazz composer and saxophone player Jimmy Heath dies at 93

Jimmy Heath, a Grammy-nominated jazz saxophonist and composer who performed with such greats as Miles Davis and John Coltrane before forming the popular family group the Heath Brothers in middle age, has died. He was 93.