Mary Litsheim, FEMA mediator from Roseville, dies on deployment to California wildfires

The 74-year-old died Nov. 19 in a car crash while on her way to establish a disaster recovery center in Chico, Calif.

Oscar-nominated actress Sondra Locke dead at 74

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Oscar-nominated actress Sondra Locke has died.

William Posten, pioneering black Minnesota judge, dies at 87

December 12
In his 23 years on the Hennepin County bench, he overaw some controversial and chaotic cases.

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National
6:40pm

Holocaust survivor killed by car while crossing street

A 92-year-old man who survived Nazi concentration camps during the Holocaust was struck and killed by a car while crossing a street near his home in Oregon.
Variety
4:35pm

Half of iconic Bert & I duo dies 60 years after recording

Bob Bryan, one half of the comedy duo Bert and I, which had fun at the expense of Maine Yankees and popularized the immortal punchline, "You can't get there from here," has died at his home in Quebec. He was 87.
National
December 12

Obituary of man who shot himself calls for change in gun law

The obituary of a 23-year-old Vermont man who killed himself with a gun he'd bought the same day included a call to change the state's gun laws.
Variety
December 11

Parents of college student sue classmate, others over death

The parents of a 19-year-old college freshman who died of head injuries in a fall suffered after a day of drinking are seeking to hold his roommate and other students liable.
Music
December 11

Floyd Parton, brother of Dolly Parton, has died

Floyd Estel Parton, the brother of country singer Dolly Parton, has died.
Local
December 11

Twin Cities educator Silvian Sundrum dies at 78

Over a career that climaxed at St. Margaret's Academy in Golden Valley and Benilde-St. Margaret's in St. Louis Park, he fostered curiosity and skepticism of authority.
Movies
December 10

Man who claimed Howard Hughes inheritance dies in Nevada

Melvin Dummar died never seeing the $156 million that he argued for decades that eccentric billionaire Howard Hughes unexpectedly bequeathed to him for rescuing him on a desert road and driving him nearly three hours to Las Vegas in 1967.
Local
December 10

Roger Mosvick, Macalester professor and champion debate coach, dies

Roger Mosvick guided members of Macalester College's debate teams in competitions against students from some of the country's most prestigious universities and, more often than…
National
December 9

Former Agriculture Secretary Bob Bergland dies at 90

Former U.S. Agriculture Secretary Bob Bergland, a farmer from northern Minnesota who was tasked with selling President Jimmy Carter's unpopular Soviet Union grain embargo to other farmers, died Sunday. He was 90.
National
December 9

African-American North Carolina voting rights activist dies

Rosanell Eaton, an African-American voting rights activist who successfully helped challenge voting restrictions supported by North Carolina Republicans, has died. She was 97.
National
December 9

Former Ag Secretary Bob Bergland dies at 90

Former U.S. Agriculture Secretary Bob Bergland has died in Minnesota. He was 90.
National
December 9

Former Ag Secretary Bob Bergland dies at 90

Former U.S. Agriculture Secretary Bob Bergland has died in Minnesota. He was 90.
Business
December 8

Anthony York, younger brother for 49ers CEO, dies at age 35

Anthony York, the younger brother of San Francisco 49ers chief executive office Jed York, has died. He was 35.
Nation
December 8

Selma Engel, who escaped the secret Polish death camp Sobibor, dies at 96

Selma Wynberg Engel, who escaped a Nazi extermination camp after a prisoner uprising and was among the first to tell the world about the camp’s…
Local
December 8

Hansel Hall, civil rights advocate and mentor, dies at 91

He was president of the Minnesota-Dakotas chapter of the NAACP in the 1980s and consulted on civil rights issues most of his career.
Variety
December 7

Michigan boy raising money for a gravestone for best friend

A 12-year-old Michigan boy is working odd jobs to raise money for a special Christmas gift: a gravestone for his best friend.
National
December 7

Pelosi recalls Arizona's former US Rep. Pastor at funeral

Dozens of mourners on Friday bid farewell to Arizona's first Hispanic member of Congress, the former U.S. Rep. Ed Pastor, who was remembered as a devoted public servant and doting family man in a ceremony that filled a large Phoenix church with laughter and sometimes tears.
National
December 7

The Latest: Mourners gather to remember Arizona congressman

The Latest on the funeral of Arizona's 1st Hispanic Congressman, Ed Pastor (all times local):
National
December 7
Members of the U.S. Secret Service carry the casket with former President George H. W. Bush to a hearse at George H. Lewis Funeral Home after a family

Secret Service detail for Bush, code name 'Timberwolf,' ends

The U.S. Secret Service has ended its detail for George H.W. Bush after nearly 40 years of protecting the former president, who was known by the code name "Timberwolf."
Sports
December 7
Larry Hennig was better known as “Pretty Boy’’ or ‘‘The Axe.’’

Reusse: Whether 'Pretty Boy' or 'The Axe,' Larry Hennig was an original

Before making a name for himself on the pro wrestling circuits, Larry Hennig was a Minnesota state wrestling champion at Robbinsdale High School in 1954. He died this week at age 82.