What final gifts will we leave when we’re gone? This year’s Northern Lights epitomized the best of Minnesota’s spirit — generous, creative, fun-loving and forward-looking. We could have chosen many more, but here are 10 people we lost in 2016 who left an outsized imprint on our state. There was a superstar who made dancing irresistible, a former governor whose accomplishments landed him on the cover of Time hoisting a northern pike. Some advocated for equality or watched over their charges. Others simply found ways to share their delight with life. What wonderful gifts they left for us.