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Minneapolis musician Jordan Leininger died early Thursday morning at St Cloud Hospital from complications related to congestive heart failure. Originally from Prinsburg, Leininger played bass and shared his musical talents in Big Lake, Lost Shepherds, and Minneapolis 1989. He was 29.
After a three-year wait, Big Lake released their first full-length album earlier this year, which was characterized as "a collection of shadowy and sharp mid-tempo rock that neatly straddles alt-country and indie pop in a manner reminiscent of classic Whiskeytown." The album followed a 2011 EP and featured a captivating single, "Eight Weeks." Between music, Leininger worked as a sales manager at Zen Gluten Free.