Naked U student flaunts it in the Rec Center

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

U student takes naked locker room lounging out into the Rec Center
We're accustomed to the locker room weirdos who love being naked and lounging. This guy took it to another level as he allegedly wandered back out to the pool in the nude. A University of Minnesota student is charged with misdemeanor indecent exposure for hanging out naked at the school's Recreation Center last week. He came back out of the locker room after he allegedly forgot his towel, but he's also facing similar charges from an incident earlier this month.

Man accused of hiring hit man to kill estranged wife gets year in prison
The Coon Rapid man who tried to hire a hit man to kill his estranged wife was sentenced to a year in prison. He plotted to have his wife killed while they were going through a divorce. He also considered planting drugs on her to get her sent to jail.

Gun or no gun? Expert says man's hands were empty
A national expert on video forensics analyzed the tape of the 19-year-old man who was shot and killed by police after they claimed he had a gun. The expert says the surveillance camera footage shows that his hands were empty.

Does the AG need $15,000 soundproof doors?
Attorney General Lori Swanson's office has some pretty fancy $15,000 soundproof doors. Swanson doesn't want to talk about it, but her spokesman called them heavy-duty, locked, and high tech for security purposes. Gov. Tim Pawlenty has the office across the hall and he doesn't even need soundproof doors.

Horrifying: Woman says she was raped, beaten and drugged for three days
A Stillwater woman claims she was "threatened, punched, made to take methamphetamine and forced to have sex with three men" over a three-day weekend in St. Paul. She says the men took photos and videos having sex with her after she was trapped with the men following her 24th birthday celebration.

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