Obama effect on gun sales, thin ice takes another life, new life for Shinders building


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

Gun rights advocates are so terrified that President-elect Barack Obama will ban guns that they are snatching them up while they can. Why doesn't he mention gun laws in any of his latest plans? Because he is going to completely ignore the crumpling economy and take away your gun rights of course. That makes sense.
Shinders building to become restaurant and office space 
The classic downtown store known for magazines, sports cards, pogs and Pokemon cards will soon turn into a building just like any other. The owners are planning to put a restaurant with a rooftop terrace in the two-story building with second floor office space. 

The parents of a Thief River Falls woman missing since October suffered another tragedy last night when their youngest daughter was killed in a one-vehicle crash. 

Yet another terrible reminder of the dangers of thin ice. A skater died on Sunday afternoon after falling through thin ice on Plymouth's Medicine Lake. Everyone should take a deep breath and wait just a little longer before venturing out on the lakes. It could save your life. 

Sorry for all of the bad news for your Monday morning, but her family says they think she is happier now that she has passed. Catherine Hagel of New Hope, the third-oldest documented person in the world, died at age 114 and eight days. Hagel had been in poor health since she turned 111.