Former Minneapolis Star Tribune Publisher John Cowles Jr. Dies at 82

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By: Graydon Royce | Star Tribune

John Cowles Jr., whose family ran Minneapolis newspapers for most of the 20th century, has died at 82.

Cowles, who had suffered from lung cancer, died shortly before 8 p.m. Saturday in his Minneapolis home overlooking the Stone Arch Bridge. “He died peacefully at sunset, surrounded by loving family,” his family said in a statement. “His courage, deliberate style, wisdom and love of community were some of the special qualities that gave us all joy and will continue to be an influence in our lives.”

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