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
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.

Carver County judge cancels Universal deal with Prince estate

July 14
A Minnesota judge ruled Thursday that Universal Music Group should be released from a music rights deal with Prince's estate.

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

July 5
John Blackwell, Jr., longtime drummer for Prince, died Tuesday after being diagnosed with a brain tumor one year ago. He was 43.
June 30

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
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

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

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
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

Battle over Prince estate plays on

Judge may make formal decision on the musician's heirs, though some object.
May 8
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
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

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

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

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

'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.
April 22
Ingrid Hicks of Milwaukee kissed the Prince star on the exterior of th...

Prince fans make 'pilgrimages' to Minnesota's purple landmarks

Fans marked the first anniversary of Prince's death by visiting the star's Minnesota haunts.
April 21

Minnesota Twins announce "Purple Rain" umbrella giveaway

The Twins' June 16 matchup against the Cleveland Indians at Target Field will be "Prince Night," the team announced Friday.
April 21

The Revolution rocks Paisley Park with '80s-era Prince songs

The band treated fans to funked-up hits including "Erotic City," "Let's Go Crazy" and "Raspberry Beret."
April 21
"My mom used to sing me Prince songs," said Katie Starks as she visite...

Minnesota honors Prince, his legacy on anniversary of death

A year ago today, the music world — and his home state — lost a legend. We will provide updates all day on how he's being remembered on the anniversary of his death.
April 21
A gold star honoring Prince on the side of First Avenue in downtown Mi...

Your guide to Prince parties this weekend

A guide to the finest Prince memorial events around the Twin Cities.
April 21

Paisley Park's Prince party kicks off with live music, inside stories

About 2,000 ardent fans attended the $500-to-$1,000-per-ticket affair.
April 21

Purple City Take 2: Is this the greatest Prince story ever?

Jesse Johnson shares a hilarious household memory but doesn't give a memorable performance at Bunkers.
April 20

Federal judge blocks release of Prince tunes, tells sound engineer to hand them over

Temporary order gives sides time to respond.
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