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Robert Halfhill, Twin Cities gay activist and archivist, dies at 76

His death leaves few left who remember the early days of the Twin Cities movement.

Erin Moran, Joanie Cunningham in "Happy Days," dies at 56

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Erin Moran, Joanie Cunningham in "Happy Days," dies at 56
Erin Moran, the former child star who played Joanie Cunningham in the sitcoms "Happy Days" and "Joanie Loves Chachi," has died. She was 56.

Erin Moran, who played Joanie Cunningham in 'Happy Days,' dies at 56

April 22
Erin Moran, who played Joanie Cunningham in 'Happy Days,' dies at 56
Erin Moran, the former child star who played Joanie Cunningham in the TV sitcoms "Happy Days" and "Joanie Loves Chachi," died Saturday at age 56.

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Music
6:10am

Hollywood agent and producer Sandy Gallin dies at 76

Sandy Gallin, an agent and talent manager who guided the careers of such luminaries as Barbra Streisand, Dolly Parton, Cher and Nicole Kidman, as well as being a TV, movie and Broadway producer, has died in Los Angeles. He was 76.
National
April 21

Former Arkansas US Rep. Jay Dickey dies at 77

A four-term Arkansas congressman who sponsored a bill to prevent certain research on gun violence and its impact on public health — and who later said he regretted the law — has died. Jay Dickey was 77.
Variety
April 21

1 woman's protest: Free rides to immigrants without licenses

Antonia Catalan maneuvers her gray SUV around potholes in the dirt roads where rural South Florida meets the swampy Everglades. She's looking for a man who's in the country illegally.
Stage & Arts
April 21

Polish sculptor Magdalena Abakanowicz dies at age 86

Renowned sculptor and fiber artist Magdalena Abakanowicz, Poland's leading visual artist, has died at age 86, the rector of Warsaw's Academy of Fine Arts said Friday.
Variety
April 21

Pioneering computer scientist Harry Huskey dies at 101

One of the last surviving members of the team that created the pioneering ENIAC computer in the 1940s has died. Harry Huskey was 101.
Celebrities
April 21
FILE - In this Aug. 18, 1999 file photo, Cuba Gooding Sr. lead vocalis...

Singer Cuba Gooding Sr. found dead in car in Los Angeles

Cuba Gooding Sr., who sang the 1972 hit "Everybody Plays the Fool," has died.
National
April 20

Ohio Democrats to remember, claim John Glenn

Ohio Democrats are preparing a tribute to John Glenn that they hope will help claim the late space hero's legacy of patriotism and public service as part of the party's political brand.
Local
April 20

Shelley Grimes, a scientist who mastered many arts, dies at 54

The research scientist at the University of Minnesota died of cancer March 20.
Local
April 20

2 arrested in probable opioid death of Milwaukee toddler

Two people have been arrested in the suspected opioid overdose of a 4-year-old Milwaukee boy who would be the seventh child under 5 to die after swallowing opioids in Milwaukee County in the last 19 months, if further toxicology tests in the latest case confirm preliminary results, according to authorities.
Nation
April 20

Tom Fleming, twice NYC Marathon champ, dies coaching at meet

Tom Fleming, the New York City Marathon winner in 1973 and 1975 and twice a Boston Marathon runner-up, has died. He was 65.
Music
April 20

Sylvia Moy, Motown songwriter and producer, dies at age 78

Motown songwriter Sylvia Moy, the storied recording studio's first female producer who penned or collaborated on several hits, including Stevie Wonder's "My Cherie Amour" and Marvin Gaye's "It Takes Two," has died in suburban Detroit. She was 78.
TV & Media
April 20

Ruth Sulzberger Holmberg, past newspaper publisher, 96, dies

Ruth Sulzberger Holmberg, longtime publisher of The Chattanooga Times and a member of the family that controls The New York Times, has died at her home in that Tennessee city. She was 96.
TV & Media
April 19

Ruth Sulzberger Holmberg, past newspaper publisher, 96, dies

Ruth Sulzberger Holmberg, longtime publisher of The Chattanooga Times and a member of the family that controls The New York Times, died Wednesday at her home in that Tennessee city. She was 96.
National
April 19

Judge who wrote key physician-assisted suicide ruling dies

A federal appeals court judge who wrote a key ruling on doctor-assisted suicide has died.
Business
April 19

Pest control firm founder Truly Nolen dies in Florida at 89

Truly Nolen, founder of the international pest control company known for its fleet of yellow "mouse cars," has died at his home in Florida. He was 89.
Obituaries
April 19

Bureau of Mediation Services commissioner dies from sudden illness

Josh Tilsen, a member of Gov. Mark Dayton's cabinet, died Tuesday after a sudden illness. according to a family member.
Nation
April 19

Judge tosses charge against pastor in faith-healing death

A judge on Wednesday ruled there was insufficient evidence to charge the leader of a church that rejects modern medicine, but prosecutors said they would try again to bring him to trial in the pneumonia death of his granddaughter.
National
April 19

How a community changed by refugees came to embrace Trump

Richard Rodrigue stood in the back of a banquet hall, watching his blond-haired, blue-eyed daughter mingle among her high school classmates. These teenagers speak dozens of languages, and hail from a dozen African nations.
Nation
April 18

Campbell Soup heiress, philanthropist Dorrance Hamilton dies

Dorrance Hill Hamilton, whose grandfather invented the process used to make Campbell's condensed soups and who used her inherited fortune for philanthropy, has died. She was 88.
National
April 18

Head of Minnesota's labor relations agency dies

The head of Minnesota's labor relations agency and a member of Gov. Mark Dayton's cabinet has died.