Bill Doi, World War II internee and social activist, dies at 101

Doi was a veteran of the Twin Cities advertising scene and a leader in the local Japanese-American community.

Vet who survived wartime accident that killed son dies at 93

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A U.S. Navy veteran who survived the 1969 ship collision that claimed the life of his son and later fought unsuccessfully to have the victims' names inscribed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial has died.

Former judge John Weyrens remembered as compassionate, fair

May 21

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Variety
May 23

Militant Cuban exile Luis Posada Carriles has died

Former CIA operative and militant Cuban exile Luis Posada Carriles, who was accused of organizing a string of 1997 Havana hotel bombings and a 1976 Cuban airline bombing that killed 73 people, has died. He was 90.
Celebrities
May 23

Correction: Obit-Clint Walker story

In a May 22 obituary of Clint Walker, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Walker was 91 years old when he died. He was 90.
National
May 23

Philip Roth: a generation's defining voice

In the self-imposed retirement of his final years, Philip Roth remained curious and removed from the world he had shocked and had shocked him in return.
Books
May 23
FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2008, file photo, author Philip Roth poses for a photo in the offices of his publisher, Houghton Mifflin, in New York.

Philip Roth, fearless and celebrated author, dies at 85

Philip Roth, the prize-winning novelist and fearless narrator of sex, death, assimilation and fate, from the comic madness of "Portnoy's Complaint" to the elegiac lyricism of "American Pastoral," died Tuesday night at age 85.
Books
May 22

Philip Roth, fearless and celebrated author, dies at 85

Philip Roth, the prize-winning novelist and fearless narrator of sex, death, assimilation and fate, from the comic madness of "Portnoy's Complaint" to the elegiac lyricism of "American Pastoral," died Tuesday night at age 85.
Variety
May 22
David and Elizabeth Weinlick were married at the Mall of America in 1998 after David's friends chose Elizabeth from among women who entered a contest

'Greatest love story' began with arranged marriage at Mall of America, ended too soon

Colon cancer claims David Weinlick, whose friends picked the bride for the 1998 wedding at the Mall of America.
Nation
May 22

Dovey Johnson Roundtree, lawyer who quietly shattered racial and gender barriers, dies at 104

The jurors were looking at her when they filed into court. That, Dovey Johnson Roundtree knew, could have immense significance for her client, a feebleminded…
Variety
May 22

Groom in arranged marriage at Mall of America dies at 48

David Weinlick knew he would get married on June 13, 1998. He just didn't know who his bride would be.
Stage & Arts
May 22

For Robert Indiana, 'LOVE' was a complicated relationship

Pop artist Robert Indiana, best known for his 1960s "LOVE" series, died at his secluded island home off the Maine coast having never found the type of lasting love that was celebrated by thousands through his iconic work.
Variety
May 21
FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2009, file photo, artist Robert Indiana poses at his studio in Vinalhaven, Maine. Indiana, best known for his 1960s LOVE serie

Artist Robert Indiana, known for 'LOVE' series, dies at 89

Pop artist Robert Indiana, best known for his 1960s "LOVE" series, has died at his island home off the coast of Maine. He was 89.
National
May 21

Reactions to the death of speechwriter Richard Goodwin

Reaction to the death of presidential speechwriter Richard Goodwin:
Nation
May 21

N Carolina restaurant owner 'Mama Dip' dies at age 89

A North Carolina restaurant owner known as much for generosity as her fried chicken has died at the age of 89, her family said Monday.
Local
May 21

Ronald Libertus, advocate and expert in American Indian art, dies at 79

While it can often be difficult to sum up a person’s life and work in a few phrases, it is especially so for Ronald L.…
Movies
May 21

Richard N. Goodwin, White House speech writer, dead at 86

Richard N. Goodwin, an aide, speechwriter and liberal force for the Kennedys and Lyndon Johnson who helped craft such historic addresses as Robert Kennedy's "ripples of hope" and LBJ's speeches on civil rights and "The Great Society," died Sunday evening at age 86.
National
May 21

Bernard Lewis, prolific Mideast scholar, dies at 101

Bernard Lewis, a prolific Middle East scholar whose insights on Islam illuminated debates on the region's conflicts, has died. He was 101.Lewis died Saturday at…
Variety
May 21

Madison barbershop to expand to fight health disparities

A man recently came in to the Men's Health and Education Center on Madison's west side and received a blood pressure screening. His blood pressure was so high that he needed medical attention, but he didn't have health insurance. He mentioned he'd been suffering from mouth pain for over four years.
Movies
May 20

Patricia Morison, Broadway and Hollywood star, dies at 103

Patricia Morison, who originated the role of an overemotional diva in the Broadway musical "Kiss Me, Kate," starred on stage opposite Yul Brynner in "The King and I" and appeared in films alongside Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn, died Sunday at age 103.
Minneapolis
May 19

Pastor, caregiver Ethel Johnson-Lee, who opened her home to those in need, dies at 92

In her late 50s, she graduated from the University of Minnesota despite never having attended high school.
Music
May 19

Reggie Lucas, who worked with Miles Davis and Madonna, dies

Reggie Lucas, the Grammy-winning musician who played with Miles Davis in the 1970s and produced the bulk of Madonna's debut album, has died. He was 65.
St. Paul
May 19
Nick Coleman with his wife, Laura Billings Coleman

Longtime Twin Cities columnist Nick Coleman dies at 67 after stroke

The former Star Tribune and Pioneer Press columnist suffered a stroke after returning from an Irish festival with his family.