Synthetic Drug Seller Gets 17½ Years The owner of a now-closed Minnesota head shop has been sentenced to 17½ years in prison for selling synthetic drugs. Federal prosecutors asked a judge Thursday to make an example out of Jim Carlson, who was convicted on 51 counts related to selling synthetic drugs from his Duluth shop, Last Place on Earth.
Gay Marriage Was Minnesota's Top Story Of 2013 Hundreds of gay and lesbian couples married in Minnesota, beginning at the stroke of midnight on Aug. 1.
Judge Denies New Trial For Minn. Head Shop Owner A federal judge on Tuesday denied a motion for a new trial or acquittal for a Duluth head shop owner and two employees convicted in a major synthetic drug case. U.S. District Judge David Doty wrote that the evidence presented at trial was "more than sufficient" to support the convictions of Jim Carlson, his girlfriend and Carlson's son.
Guilty Verdict In Minnesota Synthetic Drug Case A federal jury in Minnesota has reached a verdict in a closely watched case involving a head shop owner accused of illegally selling synthetic drugs.
Committee Holds Hearing On Synthetic Drugs' ImpactA legislative committee formed in response to synthetic drug use in Minnesota is holding its first hearing. The Select Committee on Controlled Substances and Synthetic Drugs is meeting Tuesday morning to talk about the impact of synthetic drugs.
Minnesota Lawmakers To Tackle Synthetic DrugsMinnesota lawmakers are heading to Duluth in their search for answers to the problems caused by synthetic drugs. Members of a special committee appointed by House Speaker Paul Thissen have been asked to come up with legislative recommendations.
Controversial Head Shop Now Paying For TattoosThe owner of a head shop who's facing drug charges has found a new way to promote his business -- paying for tattoos for customers willing to advertise his store on their bodies.
Duluth Head Shop Owner Pleads Not Guilty To ChargesThe owner of a Duluth head shop and three workers have pleaded not guilty to federal charges of selling synthetic drugs that authorities say were misbranded and marketed as incense, potpourri or bath salts.
Duluth Head Shop Owner Indicted On Federal Charges The owner of a Duluth head shop and three workers have been charged in a 54-count indictment accusing them of violating federal drug and regulatory laws.
Duluth Suing Store For Fostering ViolenceA lawsuit filed on Friday by the city of Duluth accuses a store of fostering violence outside its doors on East Superior Street.
Minn. Raid Nets Suspected Synthetic Marijuana Authorities have seized 20,000 packets of suspected synthetic marijuana from a Duluth head shop as part of a nationwide crackdown.
Minn. Seller Of Synthetic Drugs Makes No ApologiesJim Carlson is not the only person who sells synthetic drugs in Minnesota.