Beware: Violent and depressed Winona inmate on the loose

Thursday's five most fascinating stories printed on wood pulp:

Escaped Winona inmate a "tremendous risk"

The Winona County attorney says a man who escaped from a locked hospital ward poses a "tremendous risk" to the public. The man was in the hospital for a suspected suicide attempt, but has been convicted eight times for assaults.

Minnesota Monopoly player goes bankrupt three times, loses competition

A Spring Lake Park woman was playing Monopoly for real money in Washington, D.C., but lost out to a New York contestant. Minnesotans Elly Helcl didn't hesitate to whine just a little bit, saying the game was played with a "speed dice" that made the game all about luck.

Parents of student who died on spring break looking for more answers

Three weeks after a St. Thomas student died during his spring break vacation in Mexico, his parents are still trying to get all of the answers to understand what happened before their son died. They are still waiting for final police reports and autopsy results and one of his friends on the trip has given limited information about the situation, leading the parents to get suspicious.

Milkshake murderer seeks appeal

The former Minnesota woman who was convicted of killing her husband by drugging his milkshake and hitting him on the head in Hong Kong was cleared to appeal her case.

Parents of missing St. Thomas student seeking faster search laws for adults

Their son is still missing, but the family is already working to enact stricter laws in the state that would require law enforcement agencies to start searches for missing adults much faster than the search she experienced for her son.