Probation for abuser of fat potbellied pig

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

Probation in fat pig abuse case
A Houston, Minn. woman who was pet sitting a potbellied pig and allowed the animal to triple in weight will serve a year of probation for animal cruelty. The pig became so fat that its collar got embedded in its neck.

MPD chief calls gun-planting case a "fairy tale"
Minneapolis Police Chief Tim Dolan made some strong statements Monday about the case alleging a Minneapolis police officer of planting a gun after a fatal shooting. He said they are raising allegations "based on evidence that doesn't exist."

Reward offered in missing St. Thomas student case
University of St. Thomas freshman Dan Zamlen has been missing since April 5 and a $5,000 reward is now being offered for information on his disappearance.

American journalist in Iran had trial behind closed doors for espionage
The North Dakota journalist who was working in Iran stood trial in secret and there will be a verdict in the coming weeks. Roxana Saberi, who graduated from Concordia College in Moorhead, is accused of spying for the United States in Iran and is currently behind bars.

Street cleaning comes with some air cleaning too
As the street sweepers take over your neighborhood, some are doing more than just cleaning debris from the roads. Some of the street sweepers also have air scrubbers to clean fine particles from the air that they might toss into the air as they clean up the dirty roads. The annual cleaning helps prevent pollutants from ending up in area water streams.

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