Thursday's five most fascinating stories printed on wood pulp:
A weird and quickly failed attempt to get a dude arrested: A woman is charged with having children fake an attempted abduction to get a disliked man arrested. When police questioned the kids who reported the crime, they finally admitted they made it up.
A 47-year-old man was convicted Wednesday of attacking a 17-year-old girl after she stopped his advances. When her cell phone died at a Minneapolis work force center, he offered to take her back to his place to recharge it. When he started rubbing her leg and trying to kiss her, she told him to stop. He then stabbed her and accused her of stealing $20,000. A real winner.
The director of Burton Snowboards' film department says the snowboarders busted for trespassing in St. Paul aren't a "bunch of punks". He admits they were trespassing, but didn't know it when police found them with a ramp that allowed them to jump 20-30 feet onto railroad tracks below a small cliff.
The Minneapolis Charter Commission voted on Wednesday to hold public meetings to discuss abolishing the Park Board. If there is one thing in Minneapolis that gets people riled up, it's the Park Board.
Elissa Reinsma took to the mat Wednesday as the first girl to compete in the Minnesota high school wrestling tournament in the 72-year history of the sport. She didn't last long, but her story is an interesting one nonetheless.