Remembering Prince, an icon for Minnesota and the world

Prince Rogers Nelson was not only our biggest hometown celebrity, but one of us. The megastar is remembered in a special section that ran in Star Tribune print editions on Sunday.
March 21

Eden Prairie company gives urns for Prince and others the 'personalized' touch

Since being founded in 2014, an Eden Prairie company has fashioned urns shaped like a Corvette, a cowboy hat and a cabin. One woman provided a photo of her father's tattoo of a fish and asked for a 3-D representation.
March 14
In an undated handout photo, Prince performs in Birmingham, England. I...

Nearly a year after Prince's death, heirs are still grappling with his estate

The six disagree over payment of attorneys' fees and bank's role in distributing assets.
March 14

Rare early copy of Prince's 'Black Album' sells for $15,000

It's the most expensive title ever sold on the marketplace site Discogs.
February 17

Prince's music racks up 3.7M streams in one day after catalog released

Prince fans worldwide are partying like it's 2017, not 1999, now that his heyday music catalog is available on all major streaming services such as Spotify, Apple Music and Amazon.
February 10
In an undated handout photo, Prince performs in Birmingham, England. I...

Grammy moment opens the door for a flood of Prince music

His music will become more widely available as his estate moves forward.
January 31

Prince's music may soon be unlocked on Spotify, other streaming services

Subway ads and industry reports suggest a deal has been struck to make his classic albums widely available online again.
January 27

Bryant Gumbel: 'I own three Prince songs that have never seen the light of day'

The "Real Sports" host shares new anecdote about his late friend.
January 26

Prince relatives say tribute concert was seriously mismanaged

New court filings reveal the extreme complexity involving the handling of the musician's estate.
January 24

Carver Co. judge opts not to appoint co-executor for Prince's estate

Comerica Bank & Trust will solely manage the multimillion estate.
January 14
FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2005 file photo, singer Prince arrives with his wife Manuela Testolini for the 77th Academy Awards in Los Angeles.

Prince divorce file shows luxe lifestyle, dispute over videos, jewels, photos

The Star Tribune moved to unseal the files after questioning whether they would shed light on why Prince was taking painkillers, any potential heirs, or the value of his estate.
January 13
Prince's sister Tyka Nelson, right, arrives at the Carver County Just...

Court holds off determining Prince's legal heirs, picks firm to oversee estate

Filings in Carver County District Court raised questions of conflicts of interest in the management of the estate.
December 31, 2016
Last winter's solo shows were some of Prince's most personal ever.

Prince dominated the Minnesota cultural landscape in death as in life

The world loved Prince and his music. The day he died, the world was lit purple. He is the Star Tribune's Artist of the Year for 2016.
December 30, 2016

Artist of the Year 2016: Prince's memorials were the year's rock stars

An impromptu street gathering in the grim hours following Prince's death lit a spark that shined through a year of tributes.
December 8, 2016

Bremer Trust on way out as administrator of Prince's estate

The late musician's siblings, his presumptive heirs, have narrowed the list of possible substitutes to two firms.
December 3, 2016

Prince properties in Chanhassen are hitting the market and going fast

Several of late star's properties now for sale are drawing fast interest.
November 22, 2016

Prince's first posthumous collection, '4Ever,' released with new song

The 40-track compilation includes a 1982 tune that was shelved, "Moonbeam Levels."
November 16, 2016

Judge bars Mixed Blood Theatre's claim against Prince estate

The Minneapolis theater, which took a financial hit when a benefit at Paisley Park was canceled, still hopes for a settlement of its $348,000 dispute.
November 15, 2016

Prince's estate sues Jay Z over streaming rights to late star's music

The battle has festered for months in Carver County District Court, but on Tuesday, NPG Records Inc. and NPG Music Publishing — Prince's music entities — escalated it with the federal lawsuit.
November 2, 2016

Paisley Park tours now offering food fit for Prince – it's vegetarian

Items include jerk popcorn, coconut curry, grilled cheese and, of course, pancakes.
November 1, 2016

C.J.: Paisley Park was like summer camp at uncle Prince's for Brianna Nelson

We haven’t heard the last of Brianna Nelson, who was knocked off the list of Prince heirs. Nelson, who contacted me to set…
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