The prodigious singer-songwriter Zach Sobiech's trials with osteosarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer, have ended. When his song "'Clouds" went viral last year, the teenager brought a wealth of hope and strength to his own situation and to countless others. On his Caring Bridge site today, his mother ... More >>
Henry Mackaman, the guitarist and producer for the Twin Cities psychedelic dream-pop act Phantom Vibration, died Wedneday. He was 21, and his sudden passing is attributed to bacterial meningitis.The St. Paul native was a senior economics major at University of Wisconsin-Madison, but made regular tri ... More >>
Sona Mehring founded CaringBridge, a social networking site designed to facilitate communication from sick or hospitalized people to their family and friends.SEE ALSO: John Kline hosting fundraiser for "anti-abortion zealot with running tab at Planned Parenthood"
She recently resigned from the compa ... More >>
Leah Rule, a longtime manager at the Turf Club, passed Friday morning after a nearly two-year struggle with ovarian cancer -- or as she referred to it, "the elephant." She was 44.On Friday, her husband Rob Rule penned a note on her online journal saying, "Early this morning, LEAH left us. Leave it t ... More >>
"Jake and Mercedes doing home therapy after her fallIt was 4 years ago today our lives changed forever," DJ Jake Rudh wrote on his Facebook wall this morning. "Here are pics from August 1st, 2007 and the months that followed. She continues to be the strongest woman I know." That woman is his wif ... More >>
CaringBridgeBen Van Handel was killed after being struck by a car in Dinkytown April 15.It was last Thursday that police arrested Timothy Ayman Bakdash and charged him with second degree murder for deliberately running his car onto the sidewalk and into three university students in Dinkytown. ... More >>
CaringBridgeBen Van HandelUniversity of Minnesota senior Benjamin Van Handel, who was struck in a hit-and-run early Friday morning in Dinkytown, has died of his injuries.
His is the second traffic death in the neighborhood within a week. The driver, who was going the wrong way on a one-way stree ... More >>
The bike rider was run down across from McDonald's, shown on the map above.For the second time in a week, someone has been run over in the neighborhood next to the University of Minnesota.
This morning's crash was deadly. We don't know the victim's name yet, but police say she was struck at ... More >>