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.

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

June 6
Prince performing in 1984.
His L.A. engineer dishes on a new album of songs for other artists.
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With Prince on a big screen, fans party like it's 2009 at the Armory

April 27
The finale Friday night at the Armory included Prince’s guitar front and center on stage.
It was the second annual posthumous concert featuring live musicians accompanying a video of Prince performing.
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Coming soon from Prince's vault: New 'Originals' album, documentaries and more

April 25
Prince's estate is announcing the collection of his performances of songs he wrote for others.

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

April 22
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
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
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.
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April 23
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Highlights of the unofficial 'Prince Week' 2019 in Twin Cities

Concerts, parties, fundraisers and other events mark the third anniversary of Prince's death.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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December 4, 2018
Universal plans authorized fictitious film based on Prince's songs

Universal plans authorized fictitious film based on Prince's songs

No details have been announced but think "Mamma Mia," not "Purple Rain."
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October 12, 2018
Members of Prince's estate ask President Trump to not use his music at rallies

Members of Prince's estate ask President Trump to not use his music at rallies

The statement requested that "they cease all use immediately" after "Purple Rain" was heard in news footage from a rally in Mississippi.
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September 26, 2018
Tyka Nelson, Prince's sister, kisses Paul Peterson, a bassist who used to perform with Prince, after they sang "Purple Rain" after the late rock star

That's Dr. Prince, thanks to a University of Minnesota degree

Honorary doctorate was given to the late music icon in an hourlong ceremony full of live performances.
Prince
September 26, 2018
Prince's sister, Tyka Nelson, stood beside University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler as they held an honorary degree presented posthumously to Prin

University of Minnesota confers honorary degree to Prince

In a ceremony Wednesday night University of Minnesota regent Darrin Rosha and president Eric Kaler presented an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters to Prince's sister, Tyka Nelson.
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September 20, 2018
Prince insiders dish on first album released from storied Paisley Park vault

Prince insiders dish on first album released from storied Paisley Park vault

The coveted 1983 recording features solo piano work and an embryonic "Purple Rain."
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September 18, 2018
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Prince fans file petition demanding federal grand jury probe into death

"We want justice to be served," said one fan who worked on the petition.
Prince
September 4, 2018
This double CD is from Prince’s final concert before his death.

Prince estate sues 'brazen bootlegger,' others selling CDs of his last show, trove of other music

Suit seeks many millions in compensation; sales over internet have been going on since 2016, the year Prince died.
Prince
August 30, 2018
Petition will ask for grand jury investigation into Prince's death

Petition will ask for grand jury investigation into Prince's death

A group of fans plans to present next month to state and federal law enforcement the petition demanding a grand jury investigation.
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