Latest coverage on Prince (1958-2016)

People filed past the makeshift memorial next to Prince's star on First Avenue's wall of stars. They took photos and posed for their own, left letters

'No stone unturned' as officials look for answers in Prince's death

Prince was found alone in his massive Chanhassen recording complex by employees who became alarmed when they couldn't reach him. There were no signs of foul play or suicide.
Prince grew up in Minneapolis but had lived in Chanhassen for years.

Prince: global rock star, musical genius, cultural icon — and a good neighbor

April 24, 2016
Only after Prince's death are some fans seeing another side of the music legend, with heartfelt stories of his anonymous generosity appearing at memorials and in social media posts around the Twin Cities.
The I-35W bridge was bathed in purple Thursday night in a memorial to Prince.

Twin Cities, world show love for Prince's purple majesty

April 22, 2016
Hours after learning about the pop star's death Thursday morning at Paisley Park in Chanhassen, fans around the world took to social media to pay their respects to Prince and his music. Thursday night, thousands gathered in downtown Minneapolis to remember the legend who was one of them.

Video: Thousands sing 'Purple Rain' in downtown Minneapolis

April 23, 2016
Thousands of fans sing "Purple Rain" at downtown Minneapolis block party

Oral history: Prince's life, as told by the people who knew him best

June 7, 2019
An oral history compiled by the Star Tribune staff in 2004, when the man behind the "Minneapolis sound" was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

ESSENTIAL SONGS: Star Tribune critics share their mixtape

April 21, 2016
Here's how the Star Tribune's music critics would program their Prince collections:

Photos: Fans continue to mourn Prince

April 23, 2016
Twin cities fans mourn Prince the day after. Fans gathered at 1st Ave to remember Prince.

Photos: Fans gather to remember Prince across the Twin Cities

April 24, 2016
Fans gathered at various places in the Twin Cities to mourn Prince including Paisley Park and First Avenue.

Photos: Prince Rogers Nelson's concerts

May 1, 2016
Pop music superstar Prince has died at his home in Chanhassen at age 57.

The real story behind Prince's junior high basketball photo

March 6, 2015
A photo of Prince the hoopster went viral today after it was posted on Twitter, prompting Deadspin, Slate and others to write that "Prince was an Afro-rocking, coach-hating schoolboy basketball star." Here's the real story behind the photo from the reporter who wrote the article.

A night with Prince: 'This is real time'

May 19, 2013
After decades of silence, the Minnesota rocker opens up: "This is real time."

Share your memories: Pay tribute to the legacy of Prince

April 22, 2016
Prince has died at 57 at his Paisley Park estate in Chanhassen. Share your memories of the Minnesota music legend in our comments section.

Police scanner call to Paisley Park

April 21, 2016
Police scanner call to Paisley Park

REACTION: Twin Cities is ground zero for growing Prince tributes

April 23, 2016
Shock, sadness, then a mushrooming explosion of purple and all things Prince. The sudden passing of the Minnesota music icon continued to reverberate rapid-fire across…

Critical guide: Breaking down 37 of Prince's albums

April 30, 2016
Here's our attempt to sort out the legacy left by one of pop music's most prolific recording artists. The following list of 37 albums is as complete as we can make it, omitting best-ofs, remixes and fan-club releases.

A&E Spotlight: Surprise interview with Prince

May 17, 2013
Star Tribune music critic Jon Bream had a sit-down interview with Prince, and the second part of his report is coming Sunday.
October 21, 2016
Prince in concert at the St. Paul Civic Center, December 1984.

What should Prince's estate do to keep his music alive?

The tribute concert is over, and the museum is open. Here's how Prince's family should handle other posthumous projects.