Friday's five most fascinating stories printed on wood pulp:
The new cab rate will go down to $2 per mile effective Sunday. That's a break of $1.68 on a 5-mile trip. The Strib warns that it might not last long and riders should be sure to check meters to make sure they are reset.
A 46-year-old licensed practical nurse in southern Minnesota, is under investigation for allegedly using the Internet to help people commit suicide. What a noble cause.
Fun snowstorms lead to some tragedy too: A snowplow struck and killed a pedestrian Thursday night near the intersection of Glenwood and Lyndale Avenues N. The man was walking against a green light with a walker.
Meria Carstarphen, the 39-year-old St. Paul superintendent hired in 2006 just took a job running the Austin, Texas school district. She might be happy, but her bosses aren't thrilled. Her tenure was the shortest in decades.
Strib columnist James Lileks isn't pleased that some local park systems -- including Minneapolis -- are reconsidering the sale of pop. We're pissed too. Who doesn't crave a Coke once in awhile during the hot summer months?