Steven Hoag, Minnesota distance running legend, dies at 70

Steven Hoag, Minnesota distance running legend, dies at 70

His best-known triumph was finishing second in the 1975 Boston Marathon behind Bill Rodgers, with a time of 2 hours, 11 minutes, 54 seconds.

Charles Beck, renowned woodcut print artist, dies at 94

October 18

Howard Carroll, lead guitarist for Dixie Hummingbirds, dies

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A lead guitarist for the influential and Grammy Award-winning gospel group the Dixie Hummingbirds has died in Philadelphia.

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Business
19 minutes ago

Longtime New York City news anchor Michele Marsh has died

Michele Marsh, one of the women who achieved success in the male-dominated television news industry in the late 1970s and early 1980s, has died.
National
42 minutes ago

Helen DeVos, who backed health, education causes, dies at 90

Helen J. DeVos, a philanthropist from western Michigan known for her support of children's health, Christian education and the arts, has died at age 90, her family said Thursday.
Books
October 18

Sam Shepard novel coming out in December

A novel Sam Shepard completed shortly before his death is coming out in December.
Celebrities
October 18
FILE - In this July 28, 2007 file photo, designer Mychael Knight, of "...

'Project Runway' fashion designer Mychael Knight dies

Georgia fashion designer Mychael Knight, who was a finalist on the popular TV competition show "Project Runway," died Tuesday at age 39. Knight died outside…
Celebrities
October 17

'Trailer Park Boys' star John Dunsworth dies at 71

A Canadian actor best known for his role as an alcoholic trailer park supervisor in the Netflix comedy series "Trailer Park Boys" has died. John Dunsworth was 71.
North Metro
October 16

Obituary: Colleen Carol Timbers advocated for people with disabilities, in work and life

Colleen Carol Timbers, a feisty champion who empowered thousands of Minnesotans with disabilities to take charge of their lives, died in August at her sister’s…
Nation
October 16

'A tremendous heart' - woman remembers aunt lost in fires

Dozens of people have died in the deadliest week of wildfires in California history. The victims include couple who had been married for decades, a…
Nation
October 15

Son believes his father was deep asleep when fires came

At least 40 people have died in the deadliest week of wildfires in California history. The victims include a couple who recently celebrated their 50th…
Books
October 15

Richard Wilbur, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, dies at 96

Richard Wilbur, the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and translator who intrigued and delighted generations of readers and theatergoers through his rhyming editions of Moliere and his…
Nation
October 14

California couple had marked 50-year anniversary before fire

At least 40 people have died in the deadliest week of wildfires in California history. The victims include a couple who recently celebrated their 50th…
North Metro
October 14

Colman O'Connell, Catholic nun who led St. Ben's as its last monastic president, dies at 90

Over seven decades, she saw St. Ben's transform from a small women's-only college to a growing school with coed classes.
Local
October 13

Thomas Vennum Jr., who helped document Ojibwe music, dies at 82

From an early age, music and Madeline Island figured prominently in the life of Thomas Vennum Jr. As a student at Blake School, he played…
Variety
October 12

Russ Ringsak, longtime truck driver for 'Prairie Home Companion,' dies at 81

Garrison Keillor introduced Russ Ringsak to audiences as "our truck driver."
Local
October 12

Milwaukee speedskating coach, Robert Fenn, dies at 73

Robert Fenn, a Milwaukee-based speedskating coach who mentored two-time Olympic gold medalist Shani Davis, has died. He was 73.
Local
October 12

Milwaukee speedskating coach, Robert Fenn, dies at 73

Robert Fenn, a Milwaukee-based speedskating coach who mentored two-time Olympic gold medalist Shani Davis, has died. He was 73.
Local
October 12

Milwaukee speedskating coach, Robert Fenn, dies at 73

Robert Fenn, a Milwaukee-based speedskating coach who mentored two-time Olympic gold medalist Shani Davis, has died. He was 73.
TV & Media
October 10

Bob Schiller, veteran 'I Love Lucy' writer, dies at 98

Bob Schiller, a comedy writer whose credits reach back to TV's infancy, including "I Love Lucy," and later, "Maude," ''All in the Family" and "The…
Home & Garden
October 10

Kansas boy whose town gave him a special Christmas dies

A 3-year-old boy whose fight with cancer prompted his small southern Kansas hometown to celebrate Christmas in September has died.
Nation
October 9
June 12, 1981 Navajo Recruits - Four of the 56 Navaho Indian recruits,...

Tribe says Navajo Code Talker has died in New Mexico at 94

A Navajo Code Talker who used his native language to outsmart the Japanese in World War II has died in New Mexico, Navajo Nation officials said.
National
October 9

Former US Rep. Jerry Kleczka of Wisconsin dies at 73

Former U.S. Rep. Jerry Kleczka, a liberal Democrat who represented a Wisconsin district that included his hometown of Milwaukee for 20 years, has died. He was 73.