An acclaimed, longtime reporter for the Star Tribune who covered a variety of topics over the years has died, the newspaper reports.
Larry Oakes' family Saturday said that Oakes committed suicide. He was 52.
Oakes most recent beat was that of a statewide reporter. He spent two decades before that as the paper's top reporter in northern Minnesota and was based in Duluth.
The Duluth native was also a reporter the Duluth News Tribune from 1982 to 1985, the Tribune said.
Funeral arrangements are pending, the paper said.