Brenda Trulove, pioneering Hennepin County hearing officer, dies at 71

May 21
Public servant was a humble leader devoted to her children.

Grant Merritt, an environmental guardian with northern Minnesota roots, dies at 88

May 19
Merritt led the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency for four years.

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Nation
May 22

Creator of 'Star Wars' X-wing and Death Star dies at 90

Colin Cantwell, the man who designed the spacecraft in the "Star Wars" films, has died. He was 90.
Nation
May 20

Longtime New Yorker writer, editor Roger Angell dies

Roger Angell, the celebrated baseball writer and reigning man of letters who during an unfaltering 70-plus years helped define The New Yorker's urbane wit and style through his essays, humor pieces and editing, has died. He was 101.
World
May 20

African scientists baffled by monkeypox cases in Europe, US

Scientists who have monitored numerous outbreaks of monkeypox in Africa say they are baffled by the disease's recent spread in Europe and North America.
Nation
May 20

US attorneys do not oppose lifting restrictions for Hinckley

Attorneys for the U.S. government have indicated that they will not oppose a plan to lift all remaining restrictions next month on John Hinckley Jr., the man who tried to assassinate President Ronald Reagan in 1981.
World
May 19

Vangelis, the Greek 'Chariots of Fire' composer, dies at 79

Vangelis, the Greek electronic composer who wrote the unforgettable Academy Award-winning score for the film "Chariots of Fire" and music for dozens of other movies, documentaries and TV series, has died at 79.
Nation
May 19

Rosmarie Trapp, whose family inspired 'Sound of Music,' dies

Rosmarie Trapp, whose Austrian family the von Trapps was made famous in the musical and beloved movie "The Sound of Music," has died.
Obituaries
May 18

Ron Rabinovitz, pen pal to Jackie Robinson, dies at 76

Wisconsin native never stopped sharing story of a lifetime.
Business
May 18

Green options transforming a wedding industry prone to waste

The wedding industry remains fraught with waste, but a growing contingent of brides and grooms is pushing for more sustainable changes, from the way they invite guests to the food they serve and the clothes they wear.
Variety
May 17

Boy dies after being buried under sand dune at state park

A 13-year-old Utah boy has died from his injuries a day after a sand dune he was digging in collapsed and buried him at a state park, officials said Monday.
Minneapolis
May 17

Man killed in downtown Minneapolis apartment was beloved performing arts instructor

Patrick Moore taught young people at the center in north Minneapolis for many years.
Obituaries
May 16

Paula Goldberg, fearless advocate for children with disabilities and PACER Center co-founder, dies at 79

A pragmatic optimist, the co-founder of PACER Center in Bloomington became an internationally recognized leader.
Politics
May 16

Candidate in hospital, others scrambling before Pa. primary

The last full day of campaigning in Pennsylvania's hotly contested primaries for governor and U.S. Senate began Monday with a top Senate candidate in the hospital and establishment Republicans trying to stave off victories by candidates they worry will be unelectable in the fall.
Obituaries
May 16

Mary-Fred Bausman-Watkins, educator, school founder, dies at 59

Founding parent of Twin Cities German Immersion School went on to teach German at St. Paul Central.
Nation
May 15

Naomi Judd celebrated at 'River of Time' memorial service

Naomi Judd was celebrated with words and soaring music at a public memorial service Sunday that ended with her daughter Wynonna announcing that a tour planned for later this year would go on.
World
May 15

Prominent Israeli peace negotiator Uri Savir dies at 69

Uri Savir, a prominent Israeli peace negotiator and dogged believer in the need for a settlement with the Palestinians, has died, according to Israeli media reports. He was 69.
Sports
May 15

Harper, Phillies continue to roll with 8-3 win over Dodgers

Dodger Stadium has always been one of Bryce Harper's favorite visiting ballparks.
Local
May 14

Kathryn 'Jennie' Lightfoot, who played key role in Twin Cities Native American community, dies at 83

Kathryn Jeanette "Jennie" Lightfoot devoted a lifetime of service to the American Indian community in the Twin Cities. For decades, she played a central role…
Twins
May 14

Former Twins lefthander David West dead from cancer at 57

One of the five pitchers acquired in the trade for Frank Viola, he was a member of the 1991 World Series championship team.
Nation
May 14

News executive Richard Wald, who helped build ABC News, dies

Richard Wald, a longtime journalist who helped build ABC News into a powerhouse following a career in newspapers, has died. He was 92.
World
May 14

French scientist leading nuclear fusion project dies at 72

Bernard Bigot, a French scientist leading a vast international effort to demonstrate that nuclear fusion can be a viable source of energy, has died. He was 72.