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Aldo Moroni, sketching in his Minneapolis loft in July 2020. Though he was dying of pancreatic cancer, he was still hard at work.

Aldo Moroni, beloved Minneapolis artist who created tiny civilizations, dies at 67

Moroni's thing was creating and destroying "mock civilizations" as a commentary on humanity's relationship to the built environment.

The Latest: India caseload shows decline, VP tests positive

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India recorded 80,472 new confirmed coronaviruses cases in the past 24 hours, showing a decline from a record high two weeks ago.

'I Am Woman' singer Helen Reddy, '70s hitmaker, dies at 78

September 29
Helen Reddy, who shot to stardom in the 1970s with her rousing feminist anthem "I Am Woman" and recorded a string of other hits, has died. She was 78.

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Variety
September 29

Appalachian State student dies following COVID complications

The University of North Carolina system reported its first coronavirus-related student death on Tuesday since several campuses reopened with at least partial in-person learning last month.
Variety
September 29

Nurse to Tuskegee Airmen dies in Georgia at 100

Irma "Pete" Cameron Dryden, a Black woman who served as a nurse to Tuskegee Airmen during World War II, has died. She was 100.
Variety
September 28

The Latest: COVID-19 outbreak on ship off Australia's coast

Authorities are concerned by a COVID-19 outbreak aboard a cargo ship off Australia's northwest coast that has infected most of the crew.
Minneapolis
September 28

Karan Day-Banker, mainstay at Calhoun Beach Club and mom to many, dies at 76

To many, Karan Day-Banker was simply known as “Mom” or “Mama Calhoun.” Whether she was baking goodies for neighborhood kids or offering friendly smiles as…
Celebrities
September 27

The Latest: Mexico virus data may not be available for years

Mexico's top coronavirus official said Sunday that definitive data on the country's death toll from COVID-19 won't be available for "a couple of years."
Obituaries
September 27
Bob Gaudio, Frankie Valli, Nick Massi and Tommy DeVito, the original Four Seasons who gained fame in the early ’60s.

Tommy DeVito, original member of the Four Seasons, dies at 92

Tommy DeVito, an original member of the Four Seasons, the quartet that rocketed to fame in the early 1960s with "Sherry" and other hits and…
Local
September 26

Greg Theisen, musician, composer and educator, dies at 63

A fixture in the Twin Cities music and theater scene for decades, Theisen was a passionate and accomplished pianist, composer and educator.
Local
September 25
For decades, Dr. Kenneth Swaiman was the nation’s leading pediatric neurologist.

Pediatric neurologist Dr. Kenneth Swaiman dies at 88

In 1975, he published the first edition of what eventually became known as Swaiman's Pediatric Neurology, the most widely used textbook of its kind in the world.
National
September 24
Citing concerns over COVID-19, the University of Michigan Graduate Employee Organization will go on strike Tuesday as in-person classes begin.

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.
Local
September 24

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.
Stage & Arts
September 24
Dudley Riggs, shown in September 2010, owned Brave New Workshop for 39 years, selling to current owners John Sweeney and Jenni Lilledahl in 1997.

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

The founder of the nation's oldest sketch-comedy troupe taught generations of comic talent, including Louie Anderson and Al Franken.
Nation
September 24

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.
National
September 24

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.
Sports
September 24
Joe Laurinaitis, who wrestled professionally as Road Warrior Animal and grew up in Minnesota, has died at age 60. He's shown here in a 2006 photo.

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.
National
September 24

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.
Coronavirus
September 23
Eugene Loya

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…
National
September 23

Editorial Roundup: US

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad:___Sept. 23The Guardian on new customs regulations due to Brexit:The prospect of a Brexit-induced queue of…
Celebrities
September 23
French actress and singer Juliette Greco performs on the Casino hall stage during the 39th Montreux Jazz Festival in Montreux, Switzerland, July 10, 2

French media: Raspy-voiced singer Juliette Greco dead at 93

Juliette Greco, a French singer, actress, cultural icon and muse to existentialist philosophers of the country's post-War period, has died, French media said Wednesday. She was 93.
National
September 23

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.