Wednesday's five most fascinating stories printed on wood pulp:
A 13-year-old Minneapolis girl was allegedly gang-raped by four teen boys this weekend at a St. Paul residence. The boys-- one 16, two 15 and one 13-- are accused of raping the girl as part of a initiation into a Hmong gang known as the Mafia Gangsters.
The next major spending bill, which stalled in last year's Congress include $91 million for the Northstar Corridor rail project and the Central Corridor. The funding is part of a $410 billion bill that House Democrats plan to pass today.
Bad news for Ridgedale Center: Nordstrom pulled out of a deal with the mall, blaming the mall's owner. It had planned to open a store there in fall 2011.
A known Twin Cities gospel singer and church choir director is charged with sexually assaulting a teen in the choir. The worst part: He's been in nearly identical situations with underage girls in the past. Why is he still directing choirs with young girls in them?
Lesson learned: If you're a felon, don't try to vote illegally. Unless you want to head straight back to the clinker.