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• Paul L. Singer,a former chief information officer and senior vice president at the Target Corporation, and former chief information officer and senior vice president for Supervalu, has passed away after a long battle with brain cancer. He was 56.

Ronald M. Lamb, chairman of Casey’s General Stores and the former CEO of the convenience store chain, passed away Friday. He was 74, and had been battling cancer.

• Jimmy Dean, the country singer turned sausage entrepreneur who later sold the company that bore his name to Sara Lee, died yesterday at age 81.
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