EMPORIA, Kan. (AP) - The founder of a popular gravel bicycle race in Kansas says the race has been sold to a Minnesota company. Dirty Kanza co-founder Jim Cummins announced that the event, which begins and ends in Emporia, will be owned by Life Time Fitness, based in Chanhassen, Minnesota. Cummins said he and the current operating board will continue to lead the race.
CLAREMONT, Minn. (AP) - Authorities say a 24-year-old Minnesota man was putting away his cellphone when he crashed into a car stopped on a highway, killing a woman and her 8-year-old daughter. Forty-three-year-old Rachel Harberts of Dodge Center was stopped on Highway 14 in Claremont on Sept. 7 when her car was struck from the rear by a Hummer. Harberts died Saturday at a Rochester hospital. Her daughter, Emerson Harberts, died in the crash, and her 12-year-old son was seriously injured. The other driver was not hurt.
ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) - Mayo Clinic is expanding its Gonda Building in downtown Rochester, Minnesota. The clinic plans to add 11 floors to the 21-floor building, including an expansion of clinical space and a hotel. Four of the floors will be dedicated to new clinical space at a cost of $190 million to Mayo. The seven-story hotel will be developed by Singapore-based Pontiac Land Group. The project is expected to be finished by the end of 2022.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - One of the first official albums to come from Prince's vault since his death is just a tape of the future "Purple Rain" superstar singing and playing piano in his home studio in Minnesota 35 years ago. Warner Bros. Records will release "Piano & A Microphone 1983" on Friday. Prince recorded the 35-minute worktape the year before "Purple Rain" hit movie theaters. The tape features nine songs, including "Purple Rain," "17 Days" and "International Lover."
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