Prince's hometown struggles with loss still felt a year after death

Prince's hometown struggles with loss still felt a year after death

In the past 365 days, eye-popping murals, 24-hour radio marathons and a flurry of homegrown tributes have tried to fill the void.
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Remembering Prince, an icon for Minnesota and the world

April 30, 2016
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.

You don't have to be rich! Your guide to Prince anniversary events in Minnesota

April 17, 2017
You don't have to be rich! Your guide to Prince anniversary events in Minnesota
A guide to this week's tributes to the hometown icon on (and around) the anniversary of his death.

Paisley Park to serve alcohol during private Super Bowl parties

January 11
Fans lament decision to serve liquor during corporate Super Bowl events, calling it disrespectful to Prince's legacy.

How did Prince shape his image? Photo show at Weisman Art Museum provides a view

January 4
Weisman exhibit presents a fresh angle on a familiar face.
November 29, 2017
Three of Prince's heirs filed a petition last month to remove Comerica as special administrator for his estate, but the bank is pushing back against their claims.

Minnesota Supreme Court rejects two Prince heirs

Chief Justice Lorie Gildea issued an order Tuesday denying the petitions of Darcell Gresham Johnston and Venita Jackson Leverette.
September 22, 2017

Prince items belonging to Susannah Melvoin and other associates go up for auction

Boston company RR Auction has the coveted Rick James tour pass up for sale along with Melvoin's postcards teasing of a marriage proposal.
September 15, 2017

Prince's personal photographer releases new book of rare images

Steve Parke shares photos and stories of his 14 years working with the Purple One.
September 7, 2017

Purple reign? Petition calls for Prince statue to replace Columbus at state Capitol

Purple Rain? Love Sexy? Which Prince would rise in St. Paul?
September 6, 2017

Former Prince employees launch foundation with royal fundraiser starring R&B group King

Former Paisley Park employees launch charitable foundation to support Prince's favorite causes.
September 5, 2017

Appeals court reaffirms that 5 claiming to be Prince heirs are not

Ruling reaffirms the list of six people who are eligible to inherit the $100 million to $300 million fortune.
July 28, 2017

Lengthy legal battle continues over five unreleased Prince songs

The songs were engineered by a Prince producer a decade ago.
July 5, 2017

Prince's drummer for more than a decade, John Blackwell Jr. dies at 43

John Blackwell, Jr., longtime drummer for Prince, died Tuesday after being diagnosed with a brain tumor one year ago. He was 43.
June 30, 2017

Jay-Z calls Prince's handlers 'greedy bastards' in a fiery song on his '4:44' album

In the track "Caught Their Eyes," from the hotly anticipated "4:44," the rapper takes aim at Prince's estate after losing out on exclusive rights to parts of his catalog.
June 17, 2017
Prince performs in his debut movie "Purple Rain," the 1984 rock opera...

Revolution keyboardist shares untold stories from Prince's soon-to-be reissued 'Purple Rain'

Revolution keyboardist Lisa Coleman talks about the expanded reissue coming Friday.
June 6, 2017

Carver County Historical Society scores trove of Paisley Park photos

The photos, taken by a friend, capture Prince's home at a time when no pictures were allowed.
May 24, 2017

Prince's FBI file includes reported threat to sell his personal info to media

It took a year for the FBI to release four redacted pages, describing threats to the pop star, from their vault.
May 19, 2017
The estate of Prince, shown performing in Chicago in 2012, is valued at $100 million to $300 million before taxes.

Judge officially rules 6 people as heirs to Prince's fortune

More than a year after Prince's death, a Carver County judge has officially determined that the musician's sister and five half-siblings are heirs to his massive fortune. Prince left no will.
May 10, 2017

Battle over Prince estate plays on

Judge may make formal decision on the musician's heirs, though some object.
May 8, 2017
In this April 6, 2017 photo, Mayte Garcia, first wife of the late pop...

Prince's first ex-wife on her new memoir: 'A lot of trauma I made myself forget'

Mayte Garcia is returning to the Twin Cities this week to promote her new book, "The Most Beautiful."
May 3, 2017
This undated photo provided by Paisley Park/NPG Records shows the exte...

Federal judge extends temporary restraining order against former Prince sound engineer

Paisley Park Enterprises must put up a $1 million bond to keep the order in place.
April 28, 2017

Details of Prince's expanded 'Purple Rain' reissue revealed, coming June 23

Warner Bros. unveiled the full track listings with all the extras, including an album of unreleased tracks and a live DVD.
April 24, 2017

Highlights from Prince memorial weekend, and advice for future years

This past week's tributes — from the big-buck Celebration at Paisley Park to the street party outside First Avenue and everything in between — made for a great and fitting start to keeping Prince's legacy alive.
April 23, 2017

From reissues to reunions: What Prince fans can look forward to this year

A "Purple Rain" expanded reissue is among the highlights for fans who want to continue celebrating him.
April 22, 2017

'Born decades too early': How Prince revolutionized the music biz

Our critic who covered him for 40 years reflects on the Purple One's impact on rock, pop culture and the music industry.
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