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

October 14
Over seven decades, she saw St. Ben's transform from a small women's-only college to a growing school with coed classes.

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

October 16

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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…
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.
Local
October 9

Norton Armour made the leap from courtroom to counseling

Norton Armour was at the peak of his legal career, but something wasn't quite right.As general counsel for the Star Tribune Co., he represented a…
Music
October 9

Jimmy Beaumont, co-writer of 'Since I Don't Have You,' dies

Jimmy Beaumont, the lead singer of the doo-wop group the Skyliners and a co-writer of the iconic ballad "Since I Don't Have You," has died at age 76.
Home & Garden
October 9

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.
Minneapolis
October 8

Obituary: Melisande Charles helped breathe life into Minneapolis' Warehouse District

Minneapolis got more than a bureaucrat when it hired Melisande Charles to lead its new arts commission. It got a whole new neighborhood.
Nation
October 7

Dazzling basketball great Connie Hawkins dies at 75

Connie Hawkins, basketball's dazzling New York playground great who soared and swooped his way to the Hall of Fame, has died. He was 75.
Celebrities
October 7

'Bumfights' homeless actor Rufus Hannah dies at 63

Rufus Hannah, a formerly homeless alcoholic who was paid to fight other homeless men and perform dangerous stunts in the notorious "Bumfights" videos, has died. He was 63.
Celebrities
October 7

Ralphie May, whose American Indian jokes created stir in Minn., dies

Last year, he was the subject of a controversy connected to an event planned in Bemidji.
Music
October 6

Bunny Sigler, who helped create 1970s Philly Sound, dies

Walter "Bunny" Sigler, a singer, songwriter and producer who helped create "The Sound of Philadelphia" in the 1970s, has died.