St. Paul Saints co-owner Mike Veeck at his South Carolina home with daughter Rebecca, 11, in 2003.

Rebecca Veeck, Saints ballpark greeter from childhood, dies at 27

Longtime fans may remember her wearing matching tutus with the team's mascot, a pig, to deliver baseballs to the home plate umpire.

Emily Krob, compassionate Brooklyn Park police officer, dies at 38

November 12
Krob died of rhabdomyosarcoma, a type of cancer that develops in the skeletal muscles.

Massachusetts fire lieutenant dies battling house fire

November 13
A Massachusetts fire lieutenant scheduled to leave on a Disney vacation with his family after his shift ended died early Wednesday while investigating a report of a trapped baby in a burning home, his chief said.

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Local
November 12
Mauritz A. “Mort” Mortenson Jr.

'Mort' Mortenson Jr., who built family firm into construction giant, dies

Under his leadership, Mortenson became the 16th-largest contractor in U.S.
Local
November 9
Elizabeth Whitbeck died Oct. 9 at the age of 98.

Elizabeth Whitbeck, early Marine Corps veteran, dies at 98

Female uniforms weren’t yet available when Liz Whitbeck enlisted in the newly formed Marine Corps Women’s Reserve in 1943. But she joined enthusiastically, a trait…
St. Paul
November 9
Arnold Bockstruck, the third generation to head Bockstruck Jewelers, in 1990.

Arnold Bockstruck, St. Paul jeweler who shone brightest in the community, dies at 91

The third-generation business owner was a tireless promoter of his hometown and held several leadership roles in community organizations.
Music
November 9
Britain photographer Robert Freeman poses at the 2014 Pirelli Calendar red carpet event in Milan, Italy, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013.

Beatles album cover photographer Robert Freeman dies at 82

Photographer Robert Freeman, who helped define the image of The Beatles with some of the band's best-known album covers, has died aged 82.
Variety
November 8

Sally Dixon, pioneering curator and champion of avant-garde films, dies at 87

She died Tuesday in the car of her son, Alexander, as he was fulfilling her last wish by taking her out of hospice and driving her home.
Variety
November 7
Allan Lotsberg, Clancy the Cop's sidekick on WCCO's 'Clancy and Willie,' dies at 87

Allan Lotsberg, Clancy the Cop's sidekick on WCCO's 'Clancy and Willie,' dies at 87

The local actor was beloved for his contributions to TV and theatre in the Twin Cities.
East Metro
November 6

Kenneth Collins, former Maplewood police chief, dies at age 76

He was president of the Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association as well as the first chairman of the gun-control group Citizens for a Safer Minnesota.
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National
November 5

Acclaimed novelist Ernest Gaines dies at 86

Novelist Ernest J. Gaines, whose poor childhood on a small Louisiana plantation germinated stories of black struggles that grew into universal tales of grace and beauty, has died. He was 86.
National
November 4

Black man who led neo-Nazi group dies amid bid to destroy it

and vowed to dismantle it — has died amid a legal fight over who would lead the group.
Local
November 4
Margaret "Peg" Filipczak

Margaret Filipczak, tiny tap dancer in New York vaudeville shows turned teacher, dies at 99

Nearly eight decades after she appeared in New York vaudeville shows as a tiny tap dancer, Margaret Filipczak could still knock out a little routine…
National
November 4

Bill Clinton among those honoring US Rep. Conyers at funeral

Elected officials, religious leaders, music stars and Detroit sports heroes gathered Monday at a church to remember longtime U.S. Rep. John Conyers.
Business
November 3

Colorful Columbia Sportswear Co. chairwoman Gert Boyle dies

Gert Boyle, the colorful chairwoman of Oregon-based Columbia Sportswear Co. who starred in ads proclaiming her as "One Tough Mother," died Sunday. She was 95.
National
November 3

Funeral held in North Carolina for former US Sen. Kay Hagan

Family and friends paid tribute Sunday to former U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan of North Carolina, eulogizing her as a "humble and kind" public servant who used hard work and good manners to get things done.
Local
November 2

Roland Faricy Jr., former Ramsey County district judge, dies

The law was central to Faricy's life, but his daughters say his true love was juvenile court, especially when finalizing adoptions.
TV & Media
November 2

Rudy Boesch, early fan favorite on 'Survivor,' dies at 91

Rudy Boesch, a retired tough-as-nails Navy SEAL and fan favorite on the inaugural season of "Survivor," has died after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease.…
Variety
November 2

Conversations lead to acceptance of Somali refugees

Linda Thielen has lived in St. Cloud her whole life.
Local
November 1
Gilmore Harris has died at age 50.

Gilmore Harris, 'mayor of the airport,' dies at 50

Gilmore Harris was known not only for his sequined jackets and shimmering pants but also for his knack for making strangers feel uplifted and welcomed.
Stage & Arts
November 1
Ann Crumb with father George Crumb in 2002.

Tony-nominated actress Ann Crumb dies from cancer at 69

Ann Crumb, a Tony Award-nominated actress who originated the role of Rose Vibert in Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Aspects of Love," has died. She was 69.