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.

Universal plans authorized fictitious film based on Prince's songs

December 4
Universal plans authorized fictitious film based on Prince's songs
No details have been announced but think "Mamma Mia," not "Purple Rain."

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

October 12
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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That's Dr. Prince, thanks to a University of Minnesota degree

September 26
Honorary doctorate was given to the late music icon in an hourlong ceremony full of live performances.

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

September 20
The coveted 1983 recording features solo piano work and an embryonic "Purple Rain."
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September 26
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 18
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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.
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September 4
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.
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August 30
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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August 25
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Prince's family suing doctor who prescribed him pain pills

Dr. Michael Schulenberg failed to treat the star's addiction, lawsuit argues.
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August 23
Prince has a new video of 'Mary Don't You Weep' directed by Spike Lee

Prince has a new video of 'Mary Don't You Weep' directed by Spike Lee

The song is heard during the closing credits of Lee's new movie 'BlacKkKlansman'
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August 17
Prince's 1995-2010 albums available for streaming starting today

Prince's 1995-2010 albums available for streaming starting today

The 23 records, from "The Gold Experience" to "20Ten," are part of the estate's new deal with Sony Legacy.
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August 10
Questlove to curate authorized Prince symphonic tour but there's no Minneapolis concert

Questlove to curate authorized Prince symphonic tour but there's no Minneapolis concert

A 36-city fall tour will feature a 27-piece orchestra, with arrangements by Prince associated Brent Fischer.
Movies
July 31
Spike Lee uses unreleased Prince recording in his new movie

Spike Lee uses unreleased Prince recording in his new movie

A mid-1980s recording of the spiritual "Mary Don't You Weep" will be heard during the closing credits of "BlacKkKlansman"
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July 27
The crowd outside of First Avenue after the death of Prince.

'Purple Rain' singalong video outside First Ave nightclub banned, then reinstated on Twitter

A Star Tribune photographer's moving clip from the 2016 Prince memorial party went viral, then went dark.
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July 25

Prince rules Billboard chart with half of top 10 titles, 4.4 million albums sold

He sold a "staggering" 4.4 million U.S. albums in a week, helped by his aversion to streaming.
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July 18
The Lennar Corp. plans to develop 188 acres bordering two lakes, property formerly owned by Prince. Neighbors fear losing a pristine recreation area.

Neighbors oppose plans for 200 homes on Prince property in Chanhassen

More than 20 neighbors spoke against the project, which they fear will damage neighborhood lakes, clear-cut acres of forest and increase congestion.
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May 11
Jay-Z is overseeing a new Prince album for release on Tidal in 2019

Jay-Z is overseeing a new Prince album for release on Tidal in 2019

After openly feuding last year, the rapper and the Prince estate have come to terms again to handle one of two new albums announced.
Home & Garden
May 8
Prince's sprawling villa comes with a 5.74-acre property in the Turks and Caicos Islands, which are located east of Cuba in the Atlantic Ocean.

Prince's island retreat in Turks and Caicos is now up for sale

The 5.74-acre property is surrounded by water on three sides and includes several buildings with more than 10,000 square feet and two private beaches.
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April 23
Outtakes of 1980s Prince concert photos by David Brewster.

Rediscovered Prince photos show the rising star in 1980s Minneapolis

Unpublished images from Star Tribune archives offer fresh proof of his love for the Twin Cities.
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April 23

Now available: Reprints of 'Prince Rediscovered' Variety section coverage

The reprints feature a previously unpublished Star Tribune photo taken by David Brewster, with commentary by Jon Bream.
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April 22
Prince, center, entered the clinic of Dr. Michael Schulenberg's clinic on April 20, 2016. Kirk Johnson is behind Prince.

Those close to Prince worried about his use of painkillers for years

The star's insistence on privacy may have kept help at bay.
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April 20
Review of Prince: Live on the Big Screen w live band at target Center. ] Photo Jon Bream • Star Tribune Minneapolis, MN

A virtual Prince gets plenty of love in concert

Review: He appeared on a video screen accompanied by live musicians at Target Center.
Prince
April 20
A photo from Prince investigation that was taken at Paisley Park.

10 curious things we learned about Prince from the investigations

He liked Häagen-Dazs ice cream, 5-Hour Energy drinks and MAC beauty products.
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April 20
Prince, center, entered the clinic of Dr. Michael T. Schulenberg's clinic on April 20, 2016. Kirk Johnson is behind Prince.

New documents give a clearer picture of Prince's final days

An emergency landing in Moline, Ill., was the beginning of the end, and even those closest to him said they didn't know painkillers had taken over his life. A week later, he was dead.
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