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.
Variety
July 25
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
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
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
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.
Prince
October 26, 2019
Dan Piepenbring had never written a book before Prince tapped him to write his memoir.

In brief time together, Prince made co-author believe he could do the 'impossible'

He'd never written a book before. But Dan Piepenbring carried on after Prince's death.
Prince
October 1, 2019
Show-biz veteran named new executive director for Prince's Paisley Park

Show-biz veteran named new executive director for Prince's Paisley Park

Alan Seiffert takes over today after experience at NBC, the NBA and Viacom.
Prince
September 10, 2019
Deluxe reissue of Prince's '1999' is set for Nov. 29 with three dozen new tracks

Deluxe reissue of Prince's '1999' is set for Nov. 29 with three dozen new tracks

It will include 23 previously unreleased studio tracks plus a concert album and DVD from the 1999 Tour.
Prince
August 31, 2019
Prince, shown at Coachella in 2008. The late rock star’s estate is planning “Paisley Park in Your Heart 2020,” an open-air exhibit with Prince a

Prince exhibit coming to the Minnesota State Fair next year

Superstar's estate planning site with artifacts, merchandise and nightly performances.
Prince
August 29, 2019
One of Prince's heirs, Alfred Jackson, dies in Kansas City

One of Prince's heirs, Alfred Jackson, dies in Kansas City

The oldest son of Prince's mom, he was one of the rock star's six surviving siblings.
Prince
August 22, 2019
Ava DuVernay quits as director of Netflix's Prince documentary

Ava DuVernay quits as director of Netflix's Prince documentary

Two years in the making, the project will continue with a new boss to be announced soon.
Prince
August 20, 2019
The new Prince store at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport sells music, books, apparel and other souvenirs of the late superstar musician.

Prince store at MSP gives travelers a glimpse at superstar's Minnesota life

Terminal shop organized around parts of Minnesota musician's life to lure fans.
Prince
June 7, 2019
Prince's rock opera "Purple Rain," released in 1984, followed a young man's search for artistic accomplishment and love.

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

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.
Prince
June 6, 2019
Prince performing in 1984.

Sometimes he dreamed his songs: A portrait of Prince in the recording studio

His L.A. engineer dishes on a new album of songs for other artists.
Prince
April 27, 2019
The finale Friday night at the Armory included Prince’s guitar front and center on stage.

With Prince on a big screen, fans party like it's 2009 at the Armory

It was the second annual posthumous concert featuring live musicians accompanying a video of Prince performing.
Prince
April 25, 2019
FILE - In this Feb. 18, 1985 file photo, Prince performs at the Forum in Inglewood, Calif. Prince's heirs have sued Walgreens and the Illinois hospita

Coming soon from Prince's vault: New 'Originals' album, documentaries and more

Prince's estate is announcing the collection of his performances of songs he wrote for others.
Prince
April 24, 2019
Bruno Mars, center, and his band and crew mates toured Paisley Park while on tour in 2017.

Paisley Park tours draw celebs, including Katy Perry, Bruno Mars and Shania Twain

Green Day's frontman brought his family. And Katy Perry made a return visit incognito, just like any other fan.