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Baseball Star Ernie Banks Dies At 83

A baseball legend known for his optimism through very tough times has died. Ernie Banks died Friday evening at the age of 83.

01/24/2015

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Northwoods Moose Living On Sleepy Eye Farm Dies

A moose that wandered hundreds of miles away from its Northwoods habitat has died. The Department of Natural Resources told WCCO the moose was found in the backyard of a home in Sleepy Eye, a place it had been hanging out for the last week and a half.

11/20/2014

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Don Meyer, Among Coaches With Most Wins, Has Died

Don Meyer, one of the winningest coaches in college basketball who came back from a near-fatal car accident and liver cancer before closing out his career, died Sunday in South Dakota. He was 69.

05/18/2014

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St. Paul Police Say Woman Dies In Dispute

St. Paul police say a woman has died in a dispute at a home on the city’s East Side. Police were called to the home just after 5:30 p.m. Saturday. The woman was dead when officers arrived.

05/11/2014

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Victims Identified From Western Wis. Fatal Crash

A third child has died from injuries suffered in a collision between a truck and an SUV near Prescott in western Wisconsin. The Pierce County medical examiner says 5-year-old Laynie Jo Amos, of Amery, died around 1:30 p.m. Saturday.

12/15/2013

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IDs Released Of 2 Men Who Died In A NM Plane Crash

Authorities have positively identified two people killed last weekend when a small plane crashed in a canyon about a mile south of the Los Alamos Airport.

12/11/2013

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1 Of MN’s TV Celebrity Wolves Passes Away

The four-legged TV star of Animal Planet’s “Growing Up Wolf” – who called Minnesota her home – has died, according to the Wildlife Science Center. Rosalyn was born in 1998 at the center in Columbus, Minn., rose up through the ranks, and ended up leading her pack and raising pups of her own

11/13/2013

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Lumber Manufacturer Cited In Worker’s Death

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited a lumber and shingle manufacturer for safety violations that resulted in the death of a worker at its plant in Superior.

11/13/2013

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Mich. Men Killed In Minn. Plane Crash Identified

Minnesota authorities have identified the three Michigan men who died when their small aircraft crashed in a field near an airport in southeastern Minnesota.

11/02/2013

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Man Dies After Crane Accident In Maplewood

A 34-year-old man is dead after the crane he was operating tipped on its side. Maplewood Police and Fire responded to an emergency call around 12:01 p.m. Monday at the St. Paul Hmong Alliance Church, located at 1770 McMenemy St.

10/21/2013

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Daughter Was Driving & Crashed, But Her Mother Didn’t Make It

A Minnesota family is grieving the loss of a mother and a wife after a tragic accident. At about 6 p.m. Tuesday night, 48-year-old Peggy Keocher, of Stacy, Minn., was riding in a car as her daughter Becky drove north on I-35W near Lino Lakes.

09/25/2013

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Patrol: Car Hits Portable Message Board In Fatal Accident

The state patrol is investigating a fatal one-car accident in Anoka County after it crashed into a portable message board on the passenger’s side. Passenger Peggy Koecher, 48, of Stacy, Minn., died after the car veered off the right side of the road around 7 p.m. on Tuesday while traveling northbound on I-35W at County Road 14.

09/24/2013

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Robert R. Taylor, Creator Of SoftSoap, Dead At 77

Robert R. Taylor, who took soap out of dishes, put it in pump bottles and forever changed the way people wash up, has died. He was 77. Taylor’s family said Thursday the entrepreneur died of cancer Aug. 29 in Newport Beach. An entrepreneurial visionary, Taylor created and sold more than a dozen businesses during his lifetime, including those that produced toothpaste, shampoos and popular fragrances.

09/12/2013

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STA’s Legendary Athletic Director Gone, But Far From Forgotten

Jack Zahr came to St. Thomas Academy out of college 36 years ago and ascended to the job of athletic director. Eleven days ago, a massive stroke left the 58-year-old in hospice care. The school’s leader died on Tuesday night, leaving an institution in shock, and a legacy not soon forgotten.

09/11/2013

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Woman Who Died After Falling From ‘U’ Dorm Window ID’d

A 19-year-old woman who fell out of a sixth floor window at the University of Minnesota has died, according to authorities.

09/08/2013

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Olson Ad Agency’s Founder & Chairman Dies

The founder and chairman of Olson ad agency, John Olson, died on Saturday after a 13-month battle with cancer.

According to the agency’s website, John Olson started the Olson Agency, Minnesota’s largest advertising firm, in 1992. The firm is now nationally renowned and employs more than 450 people across six cities in North America. Kevin DiLorenzo, a long-time friend of Olson, says he lived such a big life that he didn’t even let his cancer diagnosis slow him down.

09/07/2013

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Kowalski’s Co-Owner Tragically Died In Plane Accident

Jim Kowalski died Thursday in a plane accident while fishing in Canada, according to family member Deb Kowalski. Deb Kowalski said Jim suffered a head injury in the incident, and an autopsy is being performed. She said he was with a friend on the trip. Jim Kowalski, 67, founded Kowalski’s Markets back in 1986 in White Bear Lake.

09/05/2013

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Brooklyn Park Shooting Leaves 1 Dead

An overnight shooting in Brooklyn Park left one man dead. Both Brooklyn Park police and the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Department responded to a call at the 6200 block of Winnetka Avenue at 2 a.m. Saturday.

08/31/2013

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Police: 5-Year-Old Falls Out Of Skid Loader Bucket, Dies

A 5-year-old boy has died after falling out of the bucket of a skid loader, and then getting crushed by the machine, authorities said. The Goodhue County Sheriff’s Office got a call at 6:29 p.m. on Thursday that a boy had been injured in a skid loader accident at his residence on Sunset Trail in Cannon Falls Township.

08/23/2013

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Investigation Pending Into Death Of Park Health & Rehab Patient

Authorities said they’re looking for an outside agency to launch an investigation into the death last month of a Park Health and Rehab patient. The city of St. Louis Park said police responded to a report of a Park Health and Rehab patient behaving erratically while in possession of a knife and scissors on July 14.

08/21/2013

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Police: Pedestrian Hit, Killed In Shoreview

A pedestrian was hit and killed Tuesday afternoon on the 5500 block of Lexington Avenue in Shoreview, Minn., according to authorities. The Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office said officers arrived on the scene at 12:55 p.m. Tuesday after a vehicle driving northbound on Lexington Avenue, north of County Road I, collided with an adult male.

08/20/2013

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Police: 57-Year-Old Man Found Dead In Brooklyn Park Hot Tub

Police are looking into the death of a man in Brooklyn Park after he was found in a hot tub. Officers were called to the home in the 7700 block of Arlington Avenue North around 7 a.m. Sunday. The 57-year-old man who lived there was pronounced dead.

08/18/2013

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Authorities: Man Found Shot Dead In St. Paul Park

Police were called to the scene of a shooting in St. Paul Park at 1:45 a.m. Saturday. Once there, authorities found a man dead from a gun shot at the house on Fifth Street near Pullman. At this time, there’s no information about a suspect.

08/10/2013

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Police: Foul Play Not Suspected After Woman’s Body Found In Otsego

A woman was found dead alongside the road in Otsego early Saturday morning, but authorities aren’t suspecting foul play. Wright County Deputies responded to a report of an unconscious woman on the shoulder of Parrish Ave NE at the intersection of 93rd Circle NE at 12:35 a.m. Saturday. A woman had fallen from a moving vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene.

08/10/2013

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Police: Jogger Killed In Wright County Crash

A jogger in Wright County was killed Thursday afternoon after a van crossed the center line, killing the pedestrian, according to the Wright County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities said the incident took place at 12:09 p.m. on the 8300 block of Wright County Road 19 in Otsego, Minn.

08/08/2013

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