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.

'Purple Rain' on Black Friday: MOA to welcome new Paisley Park store

November 24, 2020
The temporarily closed retail space at Paisley Park in Chanhassen will be replicated at the Mall of America.
The satellite shop near the east rotunda will fill in while the real Paisley Park is closed due to COVID restrictions.

Prince concert from 1985's Purple Rain Tour will be livestreamed for free

May 12, 2020
Prince concert from 1985's Purple Rain Tour will be livestreamed for free
Prince & the Revolution drummer Bobby Z will talk about the tour in a live Q&A with the Current's Andrea Swensson.

Women who worked with Prince will dish in panel discussion 'She's Always in My Hair'

August 17, 2020
The virtual event will take place Saturday evening, with proceeds to help former Prince keyboardist Chance Howard.

Death of Prince heir complicates estate settlement even more

February 22, 2020
The death of Prince's brother, along with his contested will, and deals signed with entertainment company Primary Wave, are raising new questions in the efforts to settle the musician's estate.
Business
July 29, 2022
The six-year battle over Prince’s estate — the music icon died unexpectedly without leaving a will in 2016 — ended Friday.

Court case for Prince's estate finally closes

A final agreement was filed Friday that clears the path for disbursements and the end of estate administration.
Music
June 7, 2022
Prince’s gold star on the wall of First Avenue overlooks Prince Rogers Nelson Way.

Thanks to Prince, First Avenue (the club) no longer sits on 1st Avenue (the street)

The one-block commemorative name change to Prince Rogers Nelson Way won't change anything at the venue, other than adding a little extra cool factor.
Music
June 3, 2022
Crowds lined up for their tour of Paisley Palace after partaking in some outdoor activities for annual Prince Celebration at Paisley Park on Friday in

Celebration 2022 is a dream come true for Prince fans at Paisley Park

After a two-year pandemic pause, the fan gathering returned with new outdoor and studio activities.
Music
June 2, 2022
A giant mural of Minneapolis music icon Prince, the result of the Crown Our Prince Mural Project painted by Hiero Veiga on the exterior wall of parkin

Dig if you will this Prince mural as downtown Minneapolis goes purple

The 100-foot-tall work by Miami artist Hiero Veiga was officially unveiled Thursday night.
Stage & Arts
May 27, 2022
International muralist Hiero Veiga continues work on the Official Prince Mural in Downtown Minneapolis on the Ramp A wall on First Ave. on Tuesday, Ma

Larger than life: Prince mural nears completion in downtown Minneapolis

Just steps from Prince's old haunt, the First Avenue nightclub, a nearly 100-foot mural of the music icon is slowly emerging.International artist Hiero (pronounced…
Minneapolis
May 26, 2022
In this Jan. 29, 2018, photo, Prince’s star adorns First Avenue in Minneapolis where the late musician occasionally performed. The Minneapolis City

Prince to be honored with commemorative street sign outside First Avenue

The sign will be unveiled June 7.
Variety
April 10, 2022
“I understand the full weight of this responsibility,” said mural artist Hiero Veiga, who was chosen to paint the mural of Prince. “This is Prin

Giant mural of Prince to enliven downtown Minneapolis

Before his death in 2016, he approved of a commemorative mural in his hometown.
Music
March 30, 2022
Prince played Syracuse’s Carrier Dome with the Revolution five months into touring behind their landmark album.

Next up from Prince estate: 1985 concert album from 'Purple Rain' tour coming in June

The Syracuse recording was originally captured for VHS and has been restored for vinyl, CD and DVD.
Music
March 3, 2022
Morris Day performed with original members of the Time on Nicollet Mall in Minneapolis as part of a Prince tribute during Super Bowl week in 2018.

Morris Day says Prince's estate won't let him use 'the Time' anymore

The estate says Day's announcement is "not entirely accurate."
Business
January 14, 2022
The final valuation of the estate of Prince, seen here performing at the 2007 Super Bowl, has been announced at $156.4 million.

It's final — Prince's estate is worth $156.4 million

As a nearly six-year probate case winds down, the process of distributing the star musician's wealth could begin in February.
Obituaries
December 8, 2021

Brother Jules, who spun records for Prince and KMOJ, has died

He started working for Prince in the early 1990s, mixing music and DJing at his clubs, at Paisley Park and on his records.
Books
November 26, 2021

Review: 'Small Things Like These,' by Claire Keegan

A father of daughters wrestles with what to do about abuses he discovers at a Magdalen laundry in 1950s Ireland.
Variety
July 25, 2021
Prince, seen in 1991, died without a will or heirs more than five years ago, and his estate is still being sorted out by his family.

Large music publishing firm controls half of Prince's estate

Primary Wave has bought out three siblings' interest in the estate; a deal on the value of Prince's real estate also has been reached.
Variety
April 8, 2021
Prince during his “21 Nite Stand” at the Forum in Los Angeles. The deluxe edition of “Welcome 2 America” will include a DVD of one of those sh

Prince estate is finally releasing his politically charged 2010 album 'Welcome 2 America'

Previously unreleased, the album is due July 30 and will include a deluxe version with DVD.
Variety
February 4, 2021
When doves die: Prince's longtime pet Divinity passes at Paisley Park

When doves die: Prince's longtime pet Divinity passes at Paisley Park

The dove was 28, beyond average life expectancy. She will be replaced.
Business
January 2, 2021
In 2007, Prince performed during the halftime show at the Super Bowl XLI.

IRS says Prince's estate undervalued by 50%, triggering another dispute in settlement

The Internal Revenue Service claims the executors of Prince's estate have lowballed its value by 50%, or about $80 million, triggering a dispute that could…
Prince
January 9, 2020
Grammys will honor Prince with an all-star concert broadcast on CBS

Grammys will honor Prince with an all-star concert broadcast on CBS

Filmed two days after the Grammys in L.A., the show will star Beck, Common, Mavis Staples and Earth, Wind & Fire plus Sheila E., the Revolution and Morris Day and the Time.
Prince
January 9, 2020
Alcohol will be served as Paisley Park launches new live music series

Alcohol will be served as Paisley Park launches new live music series

The series kicks off Feb. 15 with Meshell Ndegeocello's gig "Reimagining Prince."
Movies
December 11, 2019
'Purple Rain' now the second Minnesota-made movie in the National Film Registry

'Purple Rain' now the second Minnesota-made movie in the National Film Registry

Prince's 1984 semi-autobiographical breakthrough enters with a 2019 class that also includes "Platoon," "Coal Miner's Daughter" and "Boys Don't Cry."
Prince
October 26, 2019
Prince at his Minneapolis home in April 1978, pictured in “The Beautiful Ones.”

Like Prince, his new memoir 'The Beautiful Ones' can't be pigeonholed

Filled with ephemera, photos and philosophy, "The Beautiful Ones" is incomplete yet revealing.