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.

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

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

Alan Krueger, noted economist who served Obama, has died

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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Iditarod race officials say a dog on a racer's team has died of pneumonia, and the musher has been withdrawn from the event.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):
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.
National
March 13

Ex-Maryland Gov. Harry R. Hughes dies at 92; served 2 terms

Former Maryland Gov. Harry R. Hughes, who prided himself on restoring public faith in the political process, died Wednesday. He was 92.
Nation
March 13

Ailing man who got his wish for a call from Trump dies at 44

An ailing Connecticut man who had a bucket-list wish fulfilled when he received a call of encouragement from President Donald Trump died Wednesday, his sister said. Jay Barrett was 44.
Books
March 13
FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2009, file photo, sports writer Dan Jenkins, right, stands next to his daughter, Sally Jenkins, at the PGA Championship at Haz

Correction: Dan Jenkins, sports writing great, dies at 90

In a story March 7 and 8 about Dan Jenkins' death, The Associated Press erroneously reported that he was 89. He was 90.
Local
March 12

Rick Goodemann, retired CEO of southwest Minnesota housing nonprofit, dies at 65

Rick Goodemann started the Southwest Minnesota Housing Partnership in early 1992. Several months later, on June 16, 1992, a tornado struck Chandler, Lake Wilson and…
Music
March 12

Memphis singer, songwriter John Kilzer dies suddenly

John Kilzer, a singer and songwriter from Tennessee whose music career spanned 30 years and who became a pastor after undergoing drug recovery, has died.
Music
March 12
Second-generation rocker Tucker Jensen, 29, mourned by Minnesota music community

Second-generation rocker Tucker Jensen, 29, mourned by Minnesota music community

The son of blues and soul vet Mick Sterling fronted the rising band Dirt Train at the same time he was undergoing chemotherapy.
Music
March 12

Czech Roma singer Vera Bila dies at 64 of heart attack

Czech singer Vera Bila, dubbed the Ella Fitzgerald of Gypsy music or the Queen of Romany, has died. She was 64.
Music
March 12

Drummer Hal Blaine, played on hits of Sinatra, Elvis, dies

Hal Blaine, the Hall of Fame session drummer and virtual one-man soundtrack of the 1960s and '70s who played on the songs of Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley and the Beach Boys and laid down one of music's most memorable opening riffs on the Ronettes' "Be My Baby," died Monday.
Stage & Arts
March 12

John Richardson, critic and Picasso biographer, dies at 95

Sir John Richardson, the eminent historian and critic whose multivolume series on Pablo Picasso drew upon his personal and aesthetic affinity for the Spanish painter and was widely praised as a work of art in its own right, has died. He was 95.