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Star Tribune obit: George (Dark Star) Chapple (1946-2012)

As obituaries go, the Star Tribune entry for radio host Dark Star covers it all -- and more. Of note: his capacity to be a very generous tipper.
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As obituaries go, the Star Tribune entry for radio host Dark Star covers it all -- and more. Of note: his capacity to be a very generous tipper.

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Friends and family gathered at Canterbury Park in Shakopee Saturday to remember longtime Minnesota sports radio personality Dark Star, who died in his Minnetonka home earlier this month. The tribute for the former "Canterbury Report" host was fitting since it took place on one of the biggest days for horse racing this year -- the 144th Belmont Stakes.

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