Louie Anderson appeared at the 2017 Winter Television Critics Association to promote his Emmy-winning TV series “Baskets,” which brought him anoth

Minnesota comedy legend Louie Anderson dies of cancer at 68

The Emmy-winning St. Paul native maintained close ties to his home state throughout a four-decade career that spanned stage, film and TV.

Meat Loaf, 'Bat Out of Hell' rock superstar, dies at 74

January 21
FILE - Rock star Meat Loaf appears on stage during the first concert of his tour through Germany in Hamburg, northern Germany, Tuesday, June 12, 2007.
Meat Loaf, the heavyweight rock superstar loved by millions for his "Bat Out of Hell" album and for such theatrical, dark-hearted anthems as "Paradise By the Dashboard Light," "Two Out of Three Ain't Bad," and "I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)," has died. He was 74.

A Minnesotan whose love of rivers and lakes ran as deep as his advocacy

January 20
Darby Nelson spent most of a lifetime in Minnesota waters, learning about them and defending them. He is shown on the Le Sueur River.
Darby Nelson was a teacher, legislator, author and relentless defender of Minnesota's waterways.

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