Tonette "Toni" Swiggum, dance and skating instructor, dies at 80

In 1971, Swiggum was selected as the director and choreographer for the St. Louis Park Parkettes.

Widow killed in a northern Minnesota crash just days before her husband's funeral

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A woman has died in a crash in Crow Wing County just days before her husband's funeral.

Attorney Bucky Zimmerman dies at 72

March 19
In a career spanning nearly five decades, Zimmerman waged battle against legal foes that included Target, the NHL and the Vatican bank.

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Obituaries
March 20

Marjorie Weinman Sharmat, writer of 'Nate the Great' books, dies at 90

Sharmat wrote or co-wrote more than 130 books for young readers.
National
March 20

The Latest: Trump steps up attacks on late Sen. John McCain

The Latest on Trump's attacks on the late Sen. John McCain (all times local):
Celebrities
March 20
FILE- In this June 20, 2008, file photo Kristoff St. John accepts the award for outstanding supporting actor in a drama series for his work on "The Yo

Coroner says 'Young and Restless' star died of heart disease

"The Young and the Restless" star Kristoff St. John died of heart disease, with excessive drinking at the time of his death a contributing factor, according to a coroner's report released Tuesday.
National
March 19

Former 6-term Missouri US Rep. Bill Burlison dies at age 88

Bill Burlison, a former six-term congressman from southeast Missouri, has died.
Music
March 19

Bernie Torme, guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne, dead at 66

Bernie Torme, a guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne, died a day before his 67th birthday, according to his drummer.
Local
March 19

Manufacturer, philanthropist Robert C. Klas Sr. dies at age 91

When his first child was born with a learning disability in 1951, a doctor told Robert Klas and his wife that they should put the…
Music
March 18

Andre Williams, who co-wrote 'Shake A Tail Feather,' dies

Andre Williams, an R&B singer and songwriter who co-wrote "Shake A Tail Feather" and performed across musical genres, died. He was 82.
National
March 18

Alan Krueger, noted economist who served Obama, has died

Alan Krueger, a groundbreaking Princeton University economist who served as a top adviser in two Democratic administrations and was an authority on the labor market,…
Movies
March 17
In this May 27, 2007 file photo, Dick Dale, known as "The King of the Surf Guitar," performs at B.B. King Blues Club in New York. Dale has died at age

Dick Dale, King of Surf Guitar, 'Miserlou' composer, is dead

Dick Dale, whose pounding, blaringly loud power-chord instrumentals on songs like "Miserlou" and "Let's Go Trippin'" earned him the title King of the Surf Guitar, has died at age 81.
Variety
March 17
The ceremonial start of the Iditarod in Anchorage, Alaska. Wesley K.H. Teo

Dog that completed Iditarod sled race dies of pneumonia

Iditarod race officials say a dog on a racer's team has died of pneumonia, and the musher has been withdrawn from the event.
Variety
March 17

The Latest: Leader of animal rights group denounce Iditarod

The Latest on the death of a dog that participated in the Iditarod race (all times local):
Music
March 17

Dick Dale, King of Surf Guitar, 'Miserlou' composer, is dead

Dick Dale, whose pounding, blaringly loud power-chord instrumentals on songs like "Miserlou" and "Let's Go Trippin'" earned him the title King of the Surf Guitar, has died at age 83.
Nation
March 17

The Latest: Downstream Missouri River prepares for flooding

The Latest on flooding in the Midwest (all times local):
Local
March 16

LeRoy Brown, advocate for private education, dies at 105

The longtime St. Thomas Academy physics teacher was instrumental in integrating private school teams into the Minnesota State High School League.
Books
March 16

W.S. Merwin is remembered as a defining American poet of immense talent

Merwin spent much of his career looking — and forcing readers to look with him — at a world that seemed to be falling apart.
Books
March 15

W.S. Merwin, prize-winning poet of nature, dies at 91

W.S. Merwin, a prolific and versatile poetry master who evolved through a wide range of styles as he celebrated nature, condemned war and industrialism and reached for the elusive past, died Friday. He was 91.
Books
March 15

W.S. Merwin, prize-winning poet of nature, dies at 91

W.S. Merwin, a prolific and versatile master of modern poetry who evolved through a wide range of styles as he celebrated nature, condemned war and industrialism and reached for the elusive past, died Friday. He was 91.
National
March 14

'A trailblazer.' Reaction to US Sen. Birch Bayh's death

Reaction to the death of former U.S. Sen. Birch Bayh, who died Thursday at age 91:
National
March 14

Sen. Birch Bayh, champion of Title IX federal law, dies

When Birch Bayh pushed in the U.S. Senate for the landmark 1972 federal law banning discrimination against women in college admissions and athletics, women received fewer than 10 percent of all medical and law degrees and only one in 27 high school girls played sports.
National
March 14

Sen. Birch Bayh, author of Title IX law, dies at age 91

Former U.S. Sen. Birch Bayh, who championed the Title IX federal law banning discrimination against women in college admissions and sports, died at his home Thursday at age 91.