From increased security for major Fourth Of July event to heavy traffic expectations, here are the four stories to know for Friday, July 3.
Media columnist David Carr, who wrote the Media Equation column for The New York Times and penned a memoir about his fight with drug addiction, collapsed at his office and died on Thursday. He was 58.
Longtime “60 Minutes” correspondent Bob Simon, who covered riots, Academy Award-nominated movies and wars and was held captive for more than a month in Iraq two decades ago, died in a car crash on Wednesday. He was 73.
Acclaimed Minnesota composer Stephen Paulus has died at 65. Family members say he passed away Sunday from complications of a stroke he suffered last year. Paulus wrote over 500 works, which received premieres and performances throughout the world.
One of the first women to be elected to the Minnesota Senate has died, according to reports. Former Republican state senator Nancy Brataas died Thursday night after a long battle with emphysema.
Former U.S. senator Rod Grams, a popular TV anchorman who went on to become the most conservative politician ever elected to statewide office in Minnesota, has died. He was 65.
The Minnesota man whose Twister game launched decades of awkward social interactions at parties has died at the age of 82. Charles “Chuck” Foley died July 1 at a care facility in the Minneapolis suburb of St. Louis Park.
Douglas Dayton, who led the transformation of a family department store into retailing giant Target Corp., has died at the age of 88. Dayton’s wife, Wendy Dayton, confirmed his death Sunday. She said the resident of Wayzata, west of Minneapolis, died Friday after a long battle with cancer. Douglas James Dayton was the youngest of George Nelson Dayton’s five sons who took over the family’s downtown Minneapolis department store from their father in 1948. Douglas Dayton started working in the family business after serving in an Army infantry division in Europe during World War II, where he was injured and received a Purple Heart.
Former Minnesota Rep. Arlan Stangeland has died. He was 83. Dobmeier Funeral Home in Barnesville is in charge of arrangements. The funeral home’s director said Stangeland died Tuesday at a Detroit Lakes hospital after a sudden illness.
Minnesota author Vince Flynn has died after a long battle with prostate cancer. Flynn has authored 15 novels, with the majority of them making it to the bestseller list.
Married for 65 years, relatives say Clifford and Eva Vevea did everything together. And with their health failing, their son, Kip Vevea, says they were ready to die together.
Minneapolis lost a restaurant legend on Tuesday. Pat Murray, owner of Murray’s Steakhouse, has died, according to an employee of the restaurant.
Former CBS news correspondent and Arizona State University journalism professor Ben Silver has died. He was 85.
A member of the WCCO family has died. Clayt Kaufman started in the WCCO Radio news department and rose through the ranks to general manager.
Former Minnesota Supreme Court Chief Justice Robert Sheran, who was appointed twice to the state’s highest court, has died. He was 96.
As governor of South Dakota for 16 years, Bill Janklow was always in a hurry — pushing lawmakers to approve his proposals and racing to disaster sites to take charge. His need for speed also likely played a role in his one regret: the 2003 fatal traffic accident that landed him in jail and ended his political career.
A Minnesota entrepreneur who changed Duluth — and our dinner tables — died Thursday morning.
Eleanor Mondale, daughter of former Vice President Walter Mondale and a former WCCO Radio show host and WCCO-TV reporter, died early Saturday morning at age 51. Mondale had been battling brain cancer since 2005.
An attorney has taken out an ad in the obituary section of a Duluth newspaper to let readers know he’s alive and well.
One of the University of Minnesota’s biggest benefactors has died at age 78.
A former WCCO-TV personality and aviation specialist who hosted the world’s only regularly scheduled aviation television program has died.
Oscar-winning actress Elizabeth Taylor has died at the age of 79.
The former chief clerk of the state House of Representatives, who spent 62 years working for the institution, has died. He was 89.