Woman kidnaps woman, Diablo Cody is old news


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

Boyfriend drama taken to the extreme 
Talk about pay back for sticky relationship problems. We think it's safe to say this lady took it too far. A 23-year-old Minneapolis woman is charged with allegedly kidnapping a 20-year-old woman after a dispute over a boyfriend. The woman allegedly wrapped her head in duct tape and kidnapped her with the help of a man. When the woman was left in the car alone, she saw keys in the ignition and drove herself to a police station still covered in duct tape.

State deficit makes us speechless 
The Pioneer Press covers the state's $5.2 billion deficit announcement yesterday. Their front page headline says it all: Ouch. 

A former Minneapolis screenwriter, Nick Schenk, earned one of the top awards in the National Board of Review's annual recognition. Schenk wrote "Gran Torino", a story about a Korean war vet. The movie is directed by and starring Clint Eastwood. Schenk is the second straight writer with Minnesota ties to earn the NBR award. Diablo Cody, who wrote "Juno," won the award last year. 

Hospice care patients are getting a special treat this holiday season. Holiday Lights & Limos is treating hospice patients and their families to free tours of holiday light displays. About 125 people are being treated to free holiday light tours this holiday season in the Twin Cities. 

Sun Country Airline employees have something to celebrate, if you can even call it that. The airline said Thursday that it will immediately rescind pay cuts started this fall.