Carver County Attorney Mark Metz announced Thursday that he was closing the two-year investigation into the death of musician Prince Rogers Nelson wit

No criminal charges as Prince death investigation is closed

Investigators were unable to determine who provided Prince the fentanyl painkillers, disguised as counterfeit prescription tablets, that killed the megastar in 2016. Dr. Michael T. Schulenberg will pay a $30,000 fine as part of a settlement with the DEA.

In brief time together, Prince made co-author believe he could do the 'impossible'

October 26
Dan Piepenbring had never written a book before Prince tapped him to write his memoir.
He'd never written a book before. But Dan Piepenbring carried on after Prince's death.

Like Prince, his new memoir 'The Beautiful Ones' can't be pigeonholed

October 26
Prince at his Minneapolis home in April 1978, pictured in “The Beautiful Ones.”
Filled with ephemera, photos and philosophy, "The Beautiful Ones" is incomplete yet revealing.

Show-biz veteran named new executive director for Prince's Paisley Park

October 1
Alan Seiffert takes over today after experience at NBC, the NBA and Viacom.
Don't Miss

Deluxe reissue of Prince's '1999' is set for Nov. 29 with three dozen new tracks

September 10
It will include 23 previously unreleased studio tracks plus a concert album and DVD from the 1999 Tour.
Prince
August 31
Prince, shown at Coachella in 2008. The late rock star’s estate is planning “Paisley Park in Your Heart 2020,” an open-air exhibit with Prince a

Prince exhibit coming to the Minnesota State Fair next year

Superstar's estate planning site with artifacts, merchandise and nightly performances.
Prince
August 29
One of Prince's heirs, Alfred Jackson, dies in Kansas City

One of Prince's heirs, Alfred Jackson, dies in Kansas City

The oldest son of Prince's mom, he was one of the rock star's six surviving siblings.
Prince
August 22
Ava DuVernay quits as director of Netflix's Prince documentary

Ava DuVernay quits as director of Netflix's Prince documentary

Two years in the making, the project will continue with a new boss to be announced soon.
Prince
August 20
The new Prince store at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport sells music, books, apparel and other souvenirs of the late superstar musician.

Prince store at MSP gives travelers a glimpse at superstar's Minnesota life

Terminal shop organized around parts of Minnesota musician's life to lure fans.
Prince
June 7
Prince's rock opera "Purple Rain," released in 1984, followed a young man's search for artistic accomplishment and love.

Oral history: Prince's life, as told by the people who knew him best

An oral history compiled by the Star Tribune staff in 2004, when the man behind the "Minneapolis sound" was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Prince
June 6
Prince performing in 1984.

Sometimes he dreamed his songs: A portrait of Prince in the recording studio

His L.A. engineer dishes on a new album of songs for other artists.
Prince
April 27
The finale Friday night at the Armory included Prince’s guitar front and center on stage.

With Prince on a big screen, fans party like it's 2009 at the Armory

It was the second annual posthumous concert featuring live musicians accompanying a video of Prince performing.
Prince
April 25
FILE - In this Feb. 18, 1985 file photo, Prince performs at the Forum in Inglewood, Calif. Prince's heirs have sued Walgreens and the Illinois hospita

Coming soon from Prince's vault: New 'Originals' album, documentaries and more

Prince's estate is announcing the collection of his performances of songs he wrote for others.
Prince
April 24
Bruno Mars, center, and his band and crew mates toured Paisley Park while on tour in 2017.

Paisley Park tours draw celebs, including Katy Perry, Bruno Mars and Shania Twain

Green Day's frontman brought his family. And Katy Perry made a return visit incognito, just like any other fan.
Prince
April 23
Prince

Highlights of the unofficial 'Prince Week' 2019 in Twin Cities

Concerts, parties, fundraisers and other events mark the third anniversary of Prince's death.
Prince
April 22
Prince's memoir 'The Beautiful Ones' will finally be published this fall

Prince's memoir 'The Beautiful Ones' will finally be published this fall

The book the Minnesota icon announced a month before his death will arrive with handwritten lyrics, personal photos and his handwritten treatment for the movie "Purple Rain."
Prince
April 20
Prince at the Forum in Inglewood, Calif., in February 1985.

Prince's greatest talent? Self-confidence, says the manager who landed 'Purple Rain'

Bob Cavallo recounts some of the tales he'll tell at Paisley Park for the third annual Celebration.
Prince
April 12
In this Feb. 4, 2007, file photo, Prince performs during the halftime show at the Super Bowl XLI football game at Dolphin Stadium in Miami.

Gospel of Prince preached at Minnesota seminary

Prince's musical legacy gets mined for spiritual meaning.
Prince
March 21
Prince’s ashes, not seen here, were on display in the atrium at Paisley Park when it opened as a museum in October 2016.

Prince's ashes still at Paisley Park, 'just not on display'

The superstar's remains once greeted fans as they entered. As with many things involving the Prince estate, his heirs disagree.
Prince
March 12
The Lennar Corp. has entered an option agreement to purchase 188 acres of land owned by Prince's estate, as seen from beyond the Lake Lucy Ridge housi

Chanhassen OKs housing, park plan for former Prince property

The developer will spend the next four months working out details of plan before final council approval.
Prince
March 12
Paisley Park rocks again with four of Prince's female protégées in concert

Paisley Park rocks again with four of Prince's female protégées in concert

Sheila E, Judith Hill, Liv Warfield and Donna Grantis entertained at a private, five-hour concert at Prince's studio.
Prince
March 6

No consensus on what to do with 188 acres once owned by Prince

Lennar Corp. wants to develop a neighborhood of market-rate and luxury houses on the vacant land, which lies on the shore of Lake Ann.
Prince
February 5
Prince Celebration 2019 to feature Jesse Johnson, manager Bob Cavallo and live/video concert

Prince Celebration 2019 to feature Jesse Johnson, manager Bob Cavallo and live/video concert

The third annual posthumous Prince event will be held April 25-28, with a live/video show at the Minneapolis Armory.
Eat & Drink
February 1
Justin Sutherland's 'Purple Rain' dish on 'Top Chef' consists of New York Strip with braised red cabbage, beet potato dumpling and purple pearl onion.

St. Paul 'Top Chef' contestant makes a Prince-inspired dish and it's purple

Once again, Justin Sutherland brings his home-state pride to TV.
Prince
January 30
Minnesota state Sen. Chris Eaton, left, and Chazz Smith, right, a cousin of the late rock star Prince, attend a rally at the Minnesota state Capitol i

'We're losing legends': Prince's cousin joins push for Minnesota opioid plan

Legislation would raise $20 million through increased fees on drug companies.
Movies

Poll: What is Minnesota's *real* favorite Thanksgiving pie?

See more polls