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Burt Reynolds, legendary actor of ‘Smokey and the Bandit’ fame, dead at 82

(CNN) – Burt Reynolds, the mustachioed megastar who first strutted on screen more than half a century ago, died Thursday, according to his agent Todd Eisner. He was 82. The Georgia native, whose easy-going charms and handsome looks drew prominent roles in films such as “Smokey and the Bandit” and “Boogie Nights, suffered a cardiac arrest, Eisner said. An iconic Hollywood…

Back to School with KVRR News Team

Some of the KVRR crew share their back to school pictures

FARGO, N.D. — It’s back to school and that means picture time. Whether it’s in front of your house, loading the bus or the standard school pictures, we’ve all got them so we thought we’d share a few of ours. Let’s start off with KVRR reporter Danielle Church. She’s ready to take her Barbie backpack to start her Kindergarten year….

Eagles’ Greatest Hits Best -Selling Album Of All-Time

The Eagles' greatest hits album has moonwalked past Michael Jackson's ``Thriller'' to become history's best-selling album of all-time.

NEW YORK (AP) _ The Eagles’ greatest hits album has moonwalked past Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” to become history’s best-selling album of all-time. The Recording Industry Association of America told The Associated Press on Monday that the Eagles’ album _ “Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975” _ is now certified 38x platinum, which means sales and streams of the album have reached 38…

“Queen Of Soul” Aretha Franklin Passes Away

The cause was advanced pancreatic cancer.

DETROIT (AP) _ Aretha Franklin, the undisputed “Queen of Soul” who sang with matchless style on such classics as “Think,” “I Say a Little Prayer” and her signature song, “Respect,” and stood as a cultural icon around the globe, has died at age 76 from advance pancreatic cancer. Publicist Gwendolyn Quinn tells The Associated Press through a family statement that…

“Facts of Life” Star Dead at 92

Spokesman Harlan Boll said Rae died Sunday at her Los Angeles home.

LOS ANGELES (AP) – A spokesman for Charlotte Rae, who played a wise and caring housemother to a brood of teenage girls on the long-running sitcom “The Facts of Life,” says the actress has died. She was 92. Spokesman Harlan Boll said Rae died Sunday at her Los Angeles home. A cause of death was not immediately provided. Rae originated…

Radio Commentator Ed Schultz Has Died

KFGO Radio is reporting that Ed Schultz died of natural causes.

FARGO, ND — Former Fargo radio host Ed Schultz has died. KFGO Radio is reporting that Schultz died of natural causes. A family member tells KFGO News that Schultz died in Washington, DC where he was working for the Russian TV network “RT.” Schultz was a broadcast institution in Fargo. He was a former host of “News & Views” at KFGO…

Joe Jackson, Patriarch of Jackson Family, Dead at 89

Jackson was the father and at times manager to pop stars Michael and Janet Jackson, along with the sibling-singing group, The Jackson 5.

CNN — Joseph “Joe” Jackson, the patriarch who launched the musical Jackson family dynasty, died Wednesday in a Las Vegas hospital, a source close to the family tells CNN. He was 89. Jackson was the father and at times manager to pop stars Michael and Janet Jackson, along with the sibling-singing group, The Jackson 5. The elder Jackson’s death came…

Prince Estate & Sony Agree To Release 35 Recordings

The catalog included in the deal will be distributed by Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) _ The Prince estate and Sony Music Entertainment have signed a distribution deal for 35 of Prince’s previously released album titles. The catalog included in the deal will be distributed by Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony. According to details announced Wednesday, albums originally released between 1995 and 2010 will be available for worldwide distribution this year, including…

F-M Could Get First Ever Science Museum

A local group trying to bring one to the metro say they have already gotten "overwhelming" feedback about starting one

FARGO, N.D. — If you drive three hours from Fargo in any direction, you’ll find a city with a science museum. A group is working to bring the first one Fargo–Moorhead. NDSU’s geosciences department used to take artifacts and scientific materials to schools around the area. That’s when a few people from the department came up with the idea to start…