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Most of the world will remember Prince Rogers Nelson as an insanely-gifted singer, musician, songwriter, producer, actor, and performer that gave us timeless hits like “Little Red Corvette,” “When Doves Cry,” “Kiss” and, of course, “Purple Rain.” But for the residents of Minneapolis, he was also a hometown hero.

A legend lost way too soon. #RIPPrince

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The Minnesota Vikings, Twins, Timberwolves, Lynx, United FC and Wild all paid tribute to His Royal Badness after his untimely passing on Thursday.


Purple Rain. #RIPPrince

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The Minnesota Vikings linked to Prince’s song “Long Reign the Purple and Gold” on Twitter and declared Friday #PurpleForPrince.


Purple rain falling over Target Field. #RIPsweetPrince

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The Minnesota Twins honored the six-time Grammy winner by turning Target Field purple, scheduling a free Purple Rain viewing party for Saturday, and adding his name to their All-Star Wall.

Kirby Puckett’s son shed an emoticon tear for Prince.


When doves cry, Wolves cry. #RIPPrince

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The joint offices of the Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx basketball franchises also went purple for the day.


The Minnesota Lynx followed the Wolves lead and expressed their sorrow with a play on “When Doves Cry.”


The Minnesota United FC, which will join Major League Soccer in 2017 or 2018 as an expansion team, paid respects with an edited photo of a player huddle.


#mnwild hearts are heavy today for the loss of one of the most remarkable Minnesota artists of all time. #RIPPrince

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The Minnesota Wild’s Xcel Energy Center arena played host to Prince on more than one occasion.