People flocking to Minn. for welfare? Not really

Memorial Day weekend's five most fascinating stories printed on wood pulp:

People flocking to Minn. for welfare? Not really
After Gov. Tim Pawlenty suggested that people were flocking to Minnesota to take advantage of our generous welfare system, the Pioneer Press analyzes it and finds it seems to be working and there is little evidence to Pawlenty's claim.

Excessive force used in police shooting of Lee, says one retired cop
A former police officer from Tuscon, Ariz., testified Friday in the case of the St. Paul police shooting death of 19-year-old Fong Lee in 2006. The retired police officer said he believed police "definitely used" excessive force in the case, but that was just his personal opinion. The assistant city attorney asked the judge to remove the testimony from record because it was just the police officer's personal opinion and not that of an expert.

Don't bring your gun to a national park until February
President Obama signed into law a bill that allows loaded guns in national parks, but don't load up the truck just yet with all your gems for the summer. The law doesn't take effect until February of next year.

Cretin-Derham Hall principal criticized for naming alleged sex abuse victim
Minnesota Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP) called out Cretin-Derham Hall High School's principal after he sent a letter to parents of current of prospective students Monday that named the victim of alleged sexual abuse at the school in a current lawsuit. SNAP claims the school is trying to quiet other victims from coming forward.

Hosting giant post-prom drinking insanity probably not a good idea
Students will drink after prom, but it's probably not a good idea to host and provide all of the alcohol for a big group of underage kiddos because you have a good chance of getting busted. A 19-year-old Wisconsin Dells man is accused of selling alcohol to minors, for selling alcohol without a license and permitting illegal alcohol consumption. The party could cost him $1,600 in fines. Whoops. Maybe he should have charged a little more fro the keg cups. About 50 students attended.



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