Star Tribune photographers captured moments that define 2016, from the death of Prince to the wrenching finale to the search for Jacob Wetterling. See and feel the sweep of events, through the lenses of our visual journalists.
These 10 people we lost in 2016 left an outsized imprint on our state: A superstar who made dancing irresistible, a former governor whose accomplishments landed him on the cover of Time hoisting a northern pike, advocates for equality and those who delighted in life.
From Prince's death to finding the remains of Jacob Wetterling to the traffic-stop shooting of Philando Castile, 2016 was a year of major news stories in Minnesota. We revisit 15 of the most-read on StarTribune.com over the past year.