Mankato Free Press: Fork in the face ends Valentine's date

"He stated that she picked up a fork in the kitchen and he asked her what she was going to do," the complaint said. "She came up to him and stabbed him in the left side of his face with the fork. He then stated he removed the fork from his face and threw it in the kitchen."

AP: Iowan fired for using forklift on candy machine

State unemployment records say his banging and rocking the machine didn't work, so McKevitt commandeered a forklift, picked up the machine at least six times and dropped it on the floor at the Polaris Industries' warehouse in Milford. Three candy bars fell.

Forum News: Four women accused of running meth lab near Grand Forks school

She, Audrey Marie Morris, 65, Ashley Marie Brown, 24, and Tina Mae Metcalf, 51, are all charged with manufacturing meth within 1,000 feet of a school, which carries a maximum sentence of life in prison, the stiffest penalty under state law.

AP: Soldier suspended for defending posting of photo of troops clowning around with empty casket

A second Wisconsin National Guard member has been suspended in an investigation stemming from a photograph showing soldiers clowning around by an empty flag-draped casket, a Guard spokesman said Wednesday.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Notorious killer from 1980s shows up in Wisconsin jury pool

During preliminary jury screening at a firearm silencer possession trial, one member of a 28-person panel had an unusual reply to the judge's question, "Has anyone ever been convicted of a crime?" The juror raised his hand and asked if that included a case of not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect.

Star Tribune: Car and Northstar train collide in Elk River

Police said the woman driving the car and two male passengers were headed south on Jackson Avenue NW. and stopped at the railroad crossing, where the signals were working and the crossing arms were down. The driver told police that “she thought she could beat the train” when she drove onto the tracks about 5:15 p.m.

Saint Cloud Times: Melted water pipe douses pool heater fire

Saint Cloud firefighters responded to a fire in a pool heater Monday afternoon. The fire was at 1:29 p.m. at Midtown Fitness. The fire was put out when PVC pipe melted and released pool water on the fire, according to the St. Cloud Fire Department.