It may have been a big story today across the country and across the world, but here in the Twin Cities it was the number one conversation of shock and grief. Prince, local music icon going back to his prime in the 1980s, died suddenly this morning at age 57. He was the guy who wanted to "party like it's 1999" when 1999 was far off in the future. He put Minneapolis and the "Minneapolis Sound" on the musical map and kept Minneapolis as his base of operations and his life.
Appropriately, it's been raining here all day today, but the rain isn't purple.