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Actor John Heard, of 'Home Alone' movies, dies at 72

Actor John Heard, best known for playing the father in the "Home Alone" movie series, has died. He was 72.

Kirsten Langsetmo, early advocate for people with autism, dies at 88

Brooklyn Park Fire Chief Ken Prillaman

Brooklyn Park fire chief to step down amid so-called 'culture of hostility'

'We hereby declare!' Young citizens take oath in special ceremony at Minnesota Children's Museum
Minnesota mom works to take 'fear out of food allergies'
Driver in 'horrific, surreal' St. Paul crash arrested

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South Africa's Branden Grace prepares to putt on the 18th green during the third round of the British Open Golf Championship, at Royal Birkdale, Southport, England, Saturday July 22, 2017.

Branden Grace breaks major record with 62 at British Open

Santana gets just 10 outs in Twins loss to Tigers
Reusse: Statue of T.K. makes Twins manager look good, and he was
Lakeville's Regan Smith, 15, is swimming's breakthrough star

The Twin Cities ranks 183rd in foreclosure rates among 217 metro areas tracked by Attom Data Solutions during the first half of the year.

Foreclosure rate drops to all-time low in Twin Cities

Thrivent lot in downtown Mpls. might be redone as ramp and apartments
Twin Cities-based Pops! Diabetes Care teams with Children's Minnesota to test diabetes device
Paul Grangaard retiring as CEO of Wisconsin-based Allen Edmonds

A police officer attached his body camera to a magnetic plate worn inside his uniform. Although Minneapolis officers have been outfitted with bodycams for about a year, the cameras were not turned on when two officers responded to Justine Damond’s 911 call.

Turn up the scrutiny of Mpls. police practices in wake of Justine Damond's death

Rash Report: What 'Dunkirk' displays about Britain, then and now
Sack cartoon: Sean Spicer
Readers Write: Mille Lacs fishing, Trump presidency, Minneapolis police shooting of Justine Damond, body image and 'ditching the diet'

Sean Spicer

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Past meets present: Water would once again entertain kids in Peavey Plaza as it did in 1975.

Redo of Peavey Plaza in Mpls. preserves and updates once-popular park

Rush on $10 senior lifetime pass to national parks causes shortage in Twin Cities
Ordway's 'Jesus Christ Superstar' looks super but is short on soul
Media showman, Minnesota's rock 'n' roll 'godfather' Bill Diehl dies at 91

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.

White House press secretary Sean Spicer speaks during the daily press briefing, Tuesday, May 9, 2017, at the White House in Washington.

Sean Spicer, who resigned Friday, hit bumps from first day at White House

Trump fires off volley of angry tweets on Russia probe, attacks 'leaks'
Minnesota House speaker reverses course, backs legislative raises
California governor turns to housing, rail after climate win

FILE - In this June 21, 2017, file photo, Ricky Dubose, left, and Donnie Russell Rowe enter the Putnam County courthouse in Eatonton, Ga. Georgia corrections officials are reporting there were numerous security policy violations in the lead-up to the escape of the two inmates from a prison bus last month.

Reward for escapees tops $100K: Where did it come from and who gets it?

'Complete devastation' for some near California wildfire
SpaceX wants a bigger ship for mission to Mars
Ohio prosecutor: Infant whose remains found was born alive

Protesters are blocked by riot police as they march to the U.S. Embassy to denounce the U.S. military's role to quell the two-month-long siege of Marawi city in southern Philippine by Muslim militants Saturday, July 22, 2017 in Manila, Philippines.

Philippine Congress extends martial law in south amid siege

Russia: 'Safe zone' in Syria's Ghouta demarcated
Police: Errant US bombing kills 12 Afghan security forces
Exhumation of Salvador Dali's remains finds his mustache still intact

Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Ervin Santana sits in the dugout after leaving in the fourth inning of a baseball game with the Detroit Tigers, Friday, July 21, 2017, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)

Santana gets just 10 outs in Twins loss to Tigers

Reusse: Statue of T.K. makes Twins manager look good, and he was
Twins 'engaged on a number of players' but what about Garcia?
Szczur's 4th hit sends Padres past Giants 12-9 in 11 innings

Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford

The most important Vikings player of 2017 is ... QB Sam Bradford

Vikings, Mankato parting ways after one final training camp
Could quarterback Kirk Cousins wind up with Vikings in 2018?
O.J. Simpson will get his freedom, but then what?

Actor John Heard is best known for playing the forgetful father of Macaulay Culkin’s Peter McCallister in the 1990 box office hit “Home Alone.”

'Home Alone' actor John Heard dies at 72 following back surgery

'American Idol' winner Scotty McCreery cited for loaded gun at airport
Linkin Park cancels tour after Chester Bennington's death
Beyonce wax figure touched up after fans say it's too white

Jewelry designer Kenneth Jay Lane dies in NY at age 85

Costume jewelry designer Kenneth Jay Lane, whose creations caught the fancy of high society and the QVC crowd alike, has died in New York. He was 85.

A look at Linkin Park's top-selling albums and songs

Since releasing their debut album in 2000, Linkin Park has been one of the top-selling acts in music, selling nearly 26 million albums and over 31 million tracks, according to Nielsen Music.

Jayhawks co-founder Caleb Palmiter dies at 53

For many, he was one of the Twin Cities music scene's great unsung forces.

Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington dies in LA at 41

Linkin Park lead singer Chester Bennington, whose screeching vocals helped the rock-rap band become one of the most commercially successful acts in the 2000s, was found dead in his home near Los Angeles on Thursday, the Los Angeles County coroner said. He was 41.

Actor Red West, longtime Elvis confidant, dies

Actor and songwriter Robert Gene "Red" West, a longtime confidant of Elvis Presley, has died in Memphis.