An obscure 1976 amendment to U.S. copyright law gives songwriters the right to reclaim ownership of a song after 35 years. MPR reports Steven Greenberg, the St. Louis Park musician who penned "Funkytown," has become the first person to file a "termination of transfer" notice.
Ex-cop Thomas Lane pleads guilty to manslaughter in George Floyd killing
The former Minneapolis police officer appeared in court on Wednesday morning.
2 dead after driver flees cop in Coon Rapids, crashes in Anoka
The double-fatal crash happened on Main Street near Ferry Street in Anoka.
Fleeing suspect charged in crash that left husband dead, wife critical
Daniel Joseph Fisher, 57, died from multiple blunt force injuries in a crash Sunday. His wife, Cathleen, is in critical condition as of Tuesday.
Threat of severe weather returns to Minnesota for 2 days
Isolated severe storms Wednesday, followed by scattered severe storms Thursday.
1 dead, 2 injured in crash at intersection in Ramsey
The crash happened at the intersection of Bunker Lake Blvd. and Sunfish Lake Blvd.
Trails reopen as waters subside, but bridges damaged at Tettegouche State Park
Water levels on the river have dropped about six to eight feet since Friday.
Body pulled from Mississippi River ID'd as missing Elk River man
Keith Harvell had been missing since early last month.
2 victims identified in double-fatal north Minneapolis shooting
A 21-year-old man and a 51-year-old man were identified as the people who died at the scene this past weekend.
Former Proctor HS football player pleads guilty to sexual assault of teammate
The case will also remain in juvenile court, with conditions.
Lineup for returning Canterbury Park Concert Series revealed
Tickets go on sale Friday.
Doug Wardlow reneges on promise, will challenge GOP's AG candidate in primary
Wardlow's announcement sparked swift criticism from the MN GOP and the party-endorsed candidate, Jim Schultz.
US News '150 Best Places to Live' features 1 from MN, 3 from WI
The latest US News list is for the most populous metro areas only, so no small towns.
Brainerd woman loses music downloading appeal, owes $222K
A three-judge appeals panel has ruled Jammie Thomas-Rasset, who illegally downloaded and shared two-dozen songs online more than six years ago, owes record companies $222,000 for copyright violations, the Associated Press reports.
Work by Shoreview artist chosen for The Who's official music video
The Who rockers Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend hand picked Jeff Rodenberg's work as the official video for 5:15 from the November release of the music box set Quadrophenia: The Director's Cut, a re-mixed version of the classic 1973 rock opera. The video shows the Shoreview portrait artist painting a composite of the iconic band's members.
Duluth native who directed Whitney Houston's music says she brought the world beauty
Duluth Central graduate Michael Baker became Whitney Houston's drummer 20 years ago and later added the title of music director. Baker says he kept his relationship with Houston simple and that's why it lasted so long.
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