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  • Debbie Friedman, self-taught Jewish folk singer, dies at 59

    Debbie Friedman, self-taught Jewish folk singer, dies at 59
    Debbie Friedman, a self-taught Jewish folk singer and composer who transformed synagogue music and worship by infusing traditional prayers with a contemporary sensibility, died Sunday at Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo. She was 59. The cause was...
  • PASSINGS: Gerald Heaney

    Gerald Heaney Judge's opinions helped desegregate schools Gerald Heaney, 92, a retired federal judge who wrote or helped write opinions that led to the desegregation of schools in St. Louis, Omaha and Little Rock, Ark., died Tuesday in Duluth, Minn. The...
  • George 'Elfie' Ballis dies at 85; photographer documented United Farm Workers

    George 'Elfie' Ballis dies at 85; photographer documented United Farm Workers
    Photographer George "Elfie" Ballis, who walked with the late United Farm Workers leader Cesar Chavez and led a rebellion against farmers over water, has died. He was 85. Ballis died Sept. 24 at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Fresno. His...
  • James Arness dies at 88; TV's Marshal Dillon on landmark 'Gunsmoke' series

    James Arness dies at 88; TV's Marshal Dillon on landmark 'Gunsmoke' series
    James Arness, the towering actor best known for portraying Marshal Matt Dillon, the strong and commanding symbol of frontier justice on the landmark TV western series "Gunsmoke," died Friday. He was 88. Arness died of natural causes at his home in...
  • 'SNL': Tina Fey reprises role as Sarah Palin on 'Saturday Night Live' [Video]

    'SNL': Tina Fey reprises role as Sarah Palin on 'Saturday Night Live' [Video]
    With guest host Tina Fey back playing her famous doppelganger, this weekend’s "Saturday Night Live" portrayed the debate that wasn’t this week – featuring not just Sarah Palin but also would-be White House hopeful Donald Trump.¬† -------...
  • On eve of announcement, Tim Pawlenty promises to 'tell the truth'

    On eve of announcement, Tim Pawlenty promises to 'tell the truth'
    Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty is officially declaring his presidential candidacy on Monday. But he offered a sneak peak to supporters in a YouTube video posted Sunday, in which he pledges to speak candidly about the nation’s challenges....
  • POTS: No Cure, But Symptoms Can be Managed

    POTS: No Cure, But Symptoms Can be Managed
    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Is it possible to cure postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS)? My 15-year-old granddaughter has recently been diagnosed with POTS. ANSWER: A cure for POTS doesn't exist at this time. Fortunately, teenagers—a group...
  • How Fat is Your State?

    How Fat is Your State?
    Not only is obesity bad for your health, it's one major factor behind skyrocketing healthcare costs. Even so, Americans are still losing the battle of the bulge in a big way. In fact, a new report from the Trust for America's Health says rates have...
  • Young and Pregnant, But Not Alone

    Young and Pregnant, But Not Alone
    At 17, Camia Carruthers is expecting her first child. But she's not going it alone. She has the support of her parents, her boyfriend and Jeanne Kumlin, a nurse who makes weekly house calls. For years, the Minnesota Visiting Nurse Agency has been sending...
  • Cardio Workout, Positive Psychology

    Cardio Workout, Positive Psychology
    MINNEAPOLIS - If anyone had asked me if there was such a thing as aerobics for yogis, I'd send them packing with a lecture about dippy oxymorons. But that was before last month, when I tried Lisa Van Ahn's IntenSati class at the Calhoun Beach Club in...
  • Impaired mental function more common in elderly men

    Impaired mental function more common in elderly men
    In storyteller Garrison Keillor's corner of Minnesota, all the children may be "above average." But a study of older Minnesotans in the county surrounding the famed Mayo Clinic suggests that the ones who stay "above average" mentally are more likely to be...