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.

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

February 5
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.

Universal plans authorized fictitious film based on Prince's songs

December 4, 2018
Universal plans authorized fictitious film based on Prince's songs
No details have been announced but think "Mamma Mia," not "Purple Rain."

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

February 1
Once again, Justin Sutherland brings his home-state pride to TV.

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

October 12, 2018
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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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.
Prince
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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August 25, 2018
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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.
Prince
August 23, 2018
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'
Prince
August 17, 2018
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.
Prince
August 10, 2018
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, 2018
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"
Prince
July 27, 2018
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.
Prince
July 25, 2018

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.
Prince
July 18, 2018
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.
Prince
May 11, 2018
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, 2018
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.
Prince
April 23, 2018
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.
Prince
April 23, 2018

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.
Prince
April 22, 2018
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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