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David Aeikens

MnDOT spokesman, journalism champion David Aeikens dies at 53

At MnDOT, Aeikens led communication efforts on many key projects in the Twin Cities, including the rebuilding of I-35W in Minneapolis.

Stillwater poet and community organizer Elissa Cottle dies at 62

December 2
Elissa Cottle
She helped organize and open the Stillwater's Zephyr Theatre.

Kathy Boone, longtime special education teacher at Groves Academy, dies at 70

November 30
Kathy Boone
Boone was a founding board member at Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Minneapolis.

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Nation
4:50pm
In this Aug. 1, 2000, file photo, former senator and former presidential candidate Bob Dole salutes after a speech at the Republican National Conventi

Senate leader, presidential candidate Bob Dole dies at 98

Bob Dole, who overcame disabling war wounds to become a sharp-tongued Senate leader from Kansas, a Republican presidential candidate and then a symbol and celebrant of his dwindling generation of World War II veterans, died Sunday. He was 98.
Politics
4:15pm

Bob Dole, a man of war, power, zingers and denied ambition

Bob Dole willed himself to walk again after paralyzing war wounds, ran for Congress with a right arm too damaged to shake hands, and rose through the Senate ranks to become a long-serving Republican leader and tough and tireless champion of his party.
Politics
2:05pm

Memorable moments from Bob Dole's life and political career

Bob Dole's political career began in 1950 with election to the Kansas Legislature and officially ended nearly five decades later, one step short of the White House. In retirement, Dole kept working into his 90s for the causes he cherished.
Nation
December 4

Grand Ole Opry country singer Stonewall Jackson dies at 89

Country musician Stonewall Jackson, who sang on the Grand Ole Opry for more than 50 years and had No. 1 hits with "Waterloo" and others, died Saturday after a long battle with vascular dementia. He was 89.
Nation
December 4

Edward Shames, last 'Band of Brothers' officer, dies at 99

Edward Shames, a World War II veteran who was the last surviving officer of "Easy Company," which inspired the HBO miniseries and book "Band of Brothers," has died. He was 99.
Sports
December 4

Football Hall of Famer Claude Humphrey dies as age 77

Pro Football Hall of Famer Claude Humphrey, one of the NFL's most fearsome pass rushers during the 1970s with the Atlanta Falcons but long overlooked on mostly losing teams, has died at the age of 77.
Sports
December 3

Darlene Hard, 3-time major tennis champion, dies at 85

Darlene Hard, an aggressive serve-and-volley player who won three major singles titles and 18 major doubles titles in a Hall of Fame tennis career, has died. She was 85.
Variety
December 3

San Francisco philanthropist, chief of protocol dies at 88

Charlotte Mailliard Shultz, the long-reigning chief of San Francisco protocol and unofficial aide to 10 mayors, died Friday of complications from cancer. She was 88.
World
December 3

Acclaimed Shakespearean actor Antony Sher dies at 72

Antony Sher, one of the most acclaimed Shakespearean actors of his generation, has died aged 72, the Royal Shakespeare Company said Friday.
Sports
December 3

Lamine Diack, ex IAAF chief convicted of corruption, dies

Lamine Diack, the controversial long-time leader of track and field who was convicted of extorting money from athletes and accused of taking bribes in an Olympic hosting vote, has died, his family said Friday. He was 88.
World
December 2

Czech travel writer Miroslav Zikmund dies at 102

Miroslav Zikmund, a legendary Czech travel writer, has died. He was 102.
Nation
December 1

Daystar CEO Marcus Lamb dies after COVID diagnosis

Marcus Lamb, CEO and founder of the conservative Christian Daystar Television Network who was outspoken against COVID-19 vaccines, has died at age 64 after contracting the virus.
Sports
December 1

Prosecutor: No charges in goalie Kivlenieks' fireworks death

No criminal charges will be filed in the fireworks-related death of Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Matiss Kivlenieks at a Detroit-area home during a July 4 celebration, the Oakland County Prosecutor's Office said Wednesday.
World
December 1

Petr Uhl, journalist, communist-era dissident dies at 80

Petr Uhl, a Czech journalist who was one of the country's leading communist-era dissidents and human rights activists, has died at 80.
Sports
December 1

1983 AL Cy Young Award winner LaMarr Hoyt dies at 66

LaMarr Hoyt, who won the 1983 AL Cy Young Award with the Chicago White Sox, has died. He was 66.
Nation
December 1

Kentucky author and 'Merry Prankster' Ed McClanahan dies

Ed McClanahan, a Kentucky author, teacher and friend of counterculture icon Ken Kesey, died Saturday at his home in Lexington, according to his wife. He was 89.
Nation
December 1

Editorial Roundup: U.S.

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad:
Sports
November 30
Purdue guard Jaden Ivey cut between Florida State guards Caleb Mills (4) and Jalen Warley on Tuesday.

No. 2 Purdue uses scoring combination to KO Seminoles 93-65

One day after matching the highest ranking in school history, No. 2 Purdue wanted to show it's second to none.
Local
November 29

'Minnesota Minstrel' Jerry Rau, who brought folk music to street corners, coffeehouses, clubs, dies at 83

Rau found bliss as a troubadour, passion as a peace activist.
Variety
November 29
 Actress Arlene Dahl arrives at the 54th Annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles, March 29, 1982. Dahl, the actor whose charm and striking red hair shon

Minnesota native Arlene Dahl, who shone in films of the 1950s, dies at 96

Her charm and striking red hair shone in such Technicolor movies of the 1950s as "Journey to the Center of the Earth" and "Three Little Words."