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'Miracle' actor Michael Mantenuto dies of self-inflicted gunshot at 35

Michael Mantenuto starred in the Disney movie "Miracle."

Michael Mantenuto, who starred in Disney's 2004 film "Miracle," has died. He was 35.

Former 'Miracle' actor and Army sergeant dies near Seattle

Michael Mantenuto, a former actor best known for his role in the Disney hockey movie "Miracle" and who later joined the Army, has died in the Seattle suburb of Des Moines. He was 35.

A photo posted on its public Facebook page shows the Big Lake High School trapshooting team.

School District lifts ban, OKs guns in Big Lake trapshooting team's yearbook photo

5 more cases of measles include first outside Hennepin County
Searchers scour Mississippi River for missing U of M student
Mpls. mayor had 90 minutes' notice on 4th Precinct pick

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Players during introductions before the start of the NFL Draft at the Philadelphia Museum of Art on Thursday, April 27, 2017. (Yong Kim/Philadelphia Daily News/TNS) ORG XMIT: 1201444

Vikings stay patient in NFL draft, wait their turn for second-round moves

Lindaman already becoming a home run legend for Gophers softball
Gibson faces crucial start for Twins in struggling season
School District lifts ban, OKs guns in Big Lake trapshooting team's yearbook photo

Only a small portion of the books are marked down at the downtown Minneapolis Barnes & Noble store, which closes Saturday. Most unsold books will be packed and sent to other Barnes & Noble stores.

Barnes & Noble closes downtown Minneapolis store for good at 8 p.m. Saturday

Medica cutting 250 more jobs as it exits major state contract
Southwest Airlines to end practice of overbooking flights
Boston Scientific sales leap 10 percent, but profit misses expectations

The skyways have become an urban legend in their own right. But they are now under attack by some as antiquated, and seen by others as an integral city component.

Counterpoint: Skyways provide the vital lifeline for downtown

Seeking peace in Minnesota's war over early education
Sack cartoon: The swamp
Readers Write (April 28): Trump tax plan, Minneapolis Police Department, student fees, KQRS

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Jon Andrew Hegge takes Robert O. Berdahl and Ann Michels to their destination in "Sweet Land, the Musical" at the History Theatre.

Years in the making, Minnesota movie 'Sweet Land' is now a musical

Terri Traen on her ouster from KQRS: 'It feels like death'
Want to hear classical up close? Twin Cities groups specialize in tiny concerts
Minnesota queer and trans youth showcase artwork at Intermedia

Obituary: Entrepreneur Elliott Royce was a remarkable retiree

At age 96, Elliott Royce attended trampoline class three times per week. The hobby fit with his retirement routine of falling five times every morning…

Anderson: Webster is master of realistic wildlife art
Dennis Anderson

Bill Webster captured the true beauty of game birds.

Al Farmes' gone, but his legacy lives
Dennis Anderson

Al Farmes died Wednesday at 93, but the 'Save the Wetlands' program he helped create saved many prized habitats for posterity.

Rep. Matt Dean, R-Dellwood, says he's running for governor in 2018.

Matt Dean, longtime GOP representative and one-time majority leader, announces bid for governor

Trump's gyrations on NAFTA cause a flurry of head-scratching
Minnesota GOP meets to pick new party chair in hopes of turning party around
North Carolina gov in court over election oversight revision

FILE -- The Arkansas Department of Corrections Cummins Unit, which houses the state’s execution chamber, in Gould, Ark., April 14, 2017. Arkansas, a conservative state, and its proposal to execute eight men over less than two weeks has spurred a stream of rallies, prayer vigils and courtroom clashes. (Tamir Kalifa/The New York Times) ORG XMIT: MIN2017042411421846

4th Arkansas inmate executed in 8 days lurches on gurney

Berkeley protests peaceful as hundreds rally over Coulter
Passenger who was dragged off jetliner settles with United
AP-NORC poll: Most teens have taken social media break

FILE - In this March 22, 2017, file photo, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks at the Meeting of the Ministers of the Global Coalition on the Defeat of ISIS in Washington. China has threatened to impose sanctions on North Korea if it conducts further nuclear tests, Tillerson said on Thursday.

Tillerson says China asked North Korea to stop nuclear tests

New Zealand Uber driver goes extra mile — or 400 — for Minnesota couple
$11.7 million heist biggest in Paraguay's history
U.S. antimissile system in South Korea is nearly operational

Gophers freshman catcher Kendyl Lindaman has hit 16 homers, a program single-season record.

Lindaman already becoming a home run legend for Gophers softball

Gophers AD Mark Coyle calls Athletes Village 'a game changer'
Will Gophers cornerback Myrick outrun doubters to NFL draft?
Hartman: Fruechte in line for more playing time with Vikings

Hey, look. Jake Allen had a bad night in goal for the Blues

Crosby scores twice, Bonino has winner as Pens beat Caps
Karlsson helps Senators edge Rangers 2-1 in Game 1
Guentzel family has a lot to celebrate this month

Michael Mantenuto starred in the Disney movie "Miracle."

'Miracle' actor Michael Mantenuto dies of self-inflicted gunshot at 35

'Bachelor' star Chris Soules charged in deadly Iowa crash
Scott Baio explains remarks on Erin Moran after backlash
NPR's Robert Siegel to step down as host of 'All Things Considered'

2nd Waffle House co-founder dies weeks after partner's death

Thomas Francis Forkner Sr., who jumped from selling real estate to the restaurant business when he co-founded Waffle House in the 1950s, has died less than two months after the death of his business partner who recruited him to help launch the famous Southern diner chain.

In Demme's eclectic career, a nonstop rock 'n' roll beat

Through Jonathan Demme's freewheeling filmmaking life sounded a steady rock 'n' roll beat.

'So sad he's gone' _ fans react to death of Jonathan Demme

Some reaction to the death of filmmaker Jonathan Demme.___"Jonathan taught us how big a heart a person can have, and how it will guide how…

Couple married 69 years die minutes apart, holding hands

The children of a suburban Chicago couple married for 69 years say their parents died just 40 minutes apart while holding hands at a hospital.

Longtime New Ulm Journal publisher dies at 65

Fenske died at his home in New Ulm on April 7. He would have turned 66 on April 22.