Nancy Nordgren, relentlessly upbeat Star Tribune copy editor, dies at 66


When breaking news sent the newsroom into a frenzy, Nancy Nordgren stayed calm and upbeat — churning through copy while checking in on colleagues, and never losing sight of the humanity of her job.

Stereotypes of a cynical journalist didn't fit Nordgren, a compassionate and highly skilled Star Tribune copy editor for 24 years before she died July 12 of ovarian cancer. She was 66.

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