Donald James taught and tutored for decades.

Donald James, mathematician and mushroom fanatic, dies at 88

A lover of music, he composed a new song every day to play for his wife.

Artist Claes Oldenburg, creator of Minneapolis' iconic 'Spoonbridge and Cherry' sculpture, dies

July 18
‘‘Spoonbridge and Cherry,” by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, at the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden.

Farmington teen who fought rare genetic disorder dies at 17

July 18
Madison Meyer struggled against a rare and debilitating genetic disorder that severely weakened her immune system. Despite her disability, she partici
Madison 'Madi' Meyer went hunting with her dad, attended prom and joined her school cheerleading squad, refusing to be limited by her condition.

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Nation
July 24

Bob Rafelson, New Hollywood era director, dies at 89

Bob Rafelson, an influential figure in the New Hollywood era of the 1970s who was nominated for two Oscars for "Five Easy Pieces," has died. He was 89.
World
July 24

Diana Kennedy, food writer devoted to Mexico, dies at 99

Diana Kennedy, a tart-tongued British food writer devoted to Mexican cuisine, died Sunday. She was 99.
Politics
July 23
A video released by former President Donald Trump on Jan. 6 is played during testimony by Cassidy Hutchinson, who worked for former President Trump’

Jan. 6 hearings traced an arc of 'carnage' wrought by Trump

To understand how Donald Trump's desperation and lies became a potent danger to democracy, consider the ginger mints.
Sports
July 22

Former Braves, Cubs OF Dwight Smith dies at 58

Dwight Smith, a runner-up for NL rookie of the year who played on Atlanta's World Series-winning team in 1995, died Friday, the Braves announced. He was 58.
Variety
July 22
Taurean Blacque, seen in 1982, who was known for his role as a detective on the 1980s NBC drama series “Hill Street Blues,” has died. He was 82.

Taurean Blacque, actor on 'Hill Street Blues,' dead at 82

Taurean Blacque, an Emmy-nominated actor who was known for his role as a detective on the 1980s NBC drama series "Hill Street Blues," has died. He was 82.
World
July 22

Bravery of Azovstal defenders recalled at Kyiv funeral

When he gave himself up to Russian forces in May at the pulverized Azovstal steel mill in Mariupol, the wounded Ukrainian soldier could not say a proper goodbye to his slain friend, whose body had to be left behind with hundreds of other dead.
World
July 21
FILE - Chinese giant panda An An celebrates his 29th birthday at the Ocean Park in Hong Kong on July 28, 2015.

World's oldest male giant panda dies at age 35 in Hong Kong

The oldest-ever male giant panda in captivity has died at age 35 at a Hong Kong theme park after his health deteriorated.
Nation
July 21

Editorial Roundup: Minnesota

Minneapolis Star Tribune. July 16, 2022.
Nation
July 20

Delfonics lead singer William 'Poogie' Hart dead at 77

William "Poogie" Hart, a founder of the Grammy-winning trio the Delfonics who helped write and sang a soft lead tenor on such classic "Sound of Philadelphia" ballads as "La-La (Means I Love You)" and "Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time)," has died. He was 77.
Sports
July 20

Charles Johnson, former Colorado, NFL receiver, dead at 50

Charles Johnson, the former Colorado receiver who won a Super Bowl title with New England in a nine-year NFL career, has died. He was 50.
Nation
July 20

Lawyer: Former president of North Carolina NAACP found dead

The Rev. T. Anthony Spearman, a civil rights advocate and former president of the North Carolina branch of the NAACP who also served as president of the N.C. Council of Churches, has been found dead, authorities said Wednesday.
Nation
July 20
Trump family members, left, watch as Ivana Trump’s casket is carried into St. Vincent Ferrer Roman Catholic Church, Wednesday in New York.

Funeral held for Ivana Trump; ex-president pays tribute

Ivana Trump, the 1980s style icon and businesswoman who helped Donald Trump build the empire that put him on a road toward the White House, lived a "beautiful life," the former president recalled as loved ones paid final respects to her Wednesday.
World
July 20

Prominent German TV director who faced rape claim dies at 82

Dieter Wedel, one of Germany's best-known TV directors and scriptwriters, has died, a court that was considering a case in which he was accused of sexual assault said Wednesday. He was 82.
Variety
July 18
“Spoonbridge and Cherry” by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen at the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. Oldenburg, 93, died Monday morning in Manh

'Spoonbridge and Cherry' sculptor Claes Oldenburg dies at 93

Pop artist Claes Oldenburg, who turned the mundane into the monumental through his outsized sculptures of a baseball bat, a clothespin and other objects, has died at age 93.
Obituaries
July 18
Minnetonka Assistant Fire Chief Jim Flanders

Minnetonka's assistant fire chief dies after medical emergency

Firefighters and police attempted lifesaving measures but Jim Flanders died at a hospital.
World
July 17

Leading official of South Africa's ruling ANC party dies

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has paid tribute to the long-serving deputy secretary-general of his ruling African National Congress party Jessie Duarte, who died Sunday after a long battle with cancer.
Obituaries
July 16
Frank Klauda’s family and friends say he was defined by his kindness, his friendliness and his gratitude for life in his chosen country.

Frank Klauda, Rochester booster who survived World War II, dies at 97

Hungarian immigrant worked as IBM engineer, jewelry appraiser and volunteer.
World
July 16

'Historic' Cuban official, José Ramón Balaguer, dies at 90

José Ramón Balaguer, a longtime member of Cuba's communist leadership who as health minister sent thousands of the island's doctors on missions to win hearts and minds in Venezuela and developing countries around the world, has died at age 90.
Nation
July 15
Ivana Trump, the first wife of Donald Trump, has died in New York City, the former president announced on social media Thursday, July 14, 2022.

Ivana Trump's death ruled an accident, NYC examiner says

Ivana Trump, the first wife of former President Donald Trump and mother to his eldest children, died accidentally from blunt impact injuries to her torso, the New York City medical examiner's office said Friday.
World
July 15

Peru military leader who oversaw return of democracy dies

Former President Francisco Morales Bermudez, an army general credited with paving the way for Peru's return to civilian government — but also convicted abroad of involvement in dirty war crimes — has died at age 100, his family said Friday.