Tuesday's five most fascinating stories printed on wood pulp:
The eight young women including six teenagers in Albert Lea, Minn. were charged Monday with nursing home abuse including laughing together "as they spat in residents' mouths, poked and groped their breasts and genitals and at times taunted them until they screamed -- or witnessed those events". The charges says 15 residents were abused.
Text message scares school, is example of great text lingo
A text message sent to students in Hopkins put school officials and parents on alert about a potential threat of violence at the high school. We're amazed at this wonderfully artistic piece of English: "Free dha bro ... headshots 4 dha snitchez a white dude at Hopkinz North named .... keep dhis goin pass ta everybodi."
Did you notice that your box of cereal is a little lighter these days? Or how about the Skippy peanut butter container? Packages of food are shrinking and you are paying more, probably without even noticing. Another piece in the Star Tribune food series.
Eighteen students and three teachers from Northwestern College in Roseville are safe after being stranded in Bangkok, Thailand when anti-government protesters took over the airports. Half of the group is on their way to Tokyo and the other half will be leaving soon.
People might complain about being short on cash, but if they are sneaking their pooch to the chiropractor for a much needed back crack, we start to wonder. You'd think bad economies would put pet pampering on the back burner, but apparently Spot can't live without some snapping bone alignment.
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