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Charges: Farmington Man Impersonates Police, Handcuffs 13-Year-Old

A Farmington man is being charged for allegedly impersonating a police officer and cuffing a 13-year-old boy. Andrew Scott Benson, 18, is facing one count of false imprisonment and one count of impersonating an officer.

03/27/2015

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Documents: Illegal Pot Ring Shipped Tons Out Of Colorado

Colorado is doing a good job keeping legal marijuana from spilling beyond state borders despite a newly unsealed indictment alleging 32 people earned millions of dollars by illegally exporting tons of the drug to other states, the state’s Attorney General Cynthia Coffman said Thursday.

03/26/2015

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Marijuana Wax Fire Leads To Grandmother’s Death, 2 Men Charged With Murder

There’s a new warning from Public Safety experts Wednesday about the dangers of cooking concentrated marijuana oil. It can lead to explosions and fires, like the one that has two St. Cloud men charged for the death of a grandmother.

03/25/2015

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St. Paul Lawyer Gets 5 Years For Laundering Drug Money

A St. Paul attorney has been sentenced to five years in prison for using his law firm to launder money from a marijuana operation. Fifty-two-year-old Robert Boedigheimer was convicted last June of one count each of money laundering, money laundering conspiracy and making false statements to investigators.

03/10/2015

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Police Find Pot Inside Container Labeled ‘Not Weed’

A man in Lincoln, Nebraska, has been cited for possessing pot inside a container that had been slapped with a label reading: “Not Weed.” The Lincoln Journal Star reports that Lancaster County deputies stopped the man’s vehicle around 9 p.m. Saturday.

03/02/2015

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Charges: Man Broke Leg During Pot Burglary

A 44-year-old St. Paul man has been summoned to appear in court after allegedly telling police that he sneaked into an apartment last year, stole bags of marijuana and broke his leg while trying to make his escape.

02/24/2015

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Sheriff: Search Finds 56 Pounds Of Marijuana In Wright Co.

Officials in Wright County say a search warrant executed last week in Southside Township found meth, cocaine and 56 pounds of marijuana.

02/15/2015

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Apple Valley Man Charged With Drug Possession In Wyoming

State troopers seized about 41 pounds of marijuana while investigating a two-vehicle crash north of Wheatland. The Wyoming Highway Patrol says 57-year-old Kraig Kahrs, of Apple Valley, Minnesota, lost control of his vehicle on snow and ice on Interstate 25 and rear-ended a pickup truck on Wednesday morning.

02/06/2015

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2 Waite Park Residents Arrested On Drug Possession Charges

Two people have been arrested by members of the Central Minnesota Violent Offender Task Force following an investigation into drug sales out of a Waite Park residence. According to a press release, officers found methamphetamine, marijuana, mushrooms and about $1,200 in cash while executing a search warrant at the home Monday.

02/03/2015

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Poll: Minnesotans Favor Medical Marijuana Legalization 3 To 1

More than three quarters of Minnesotans favor the legalization of medical marijuana, according to a poll commissioned by the Minnesota chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (MN NORML).

01/28/2015

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Man Sentenced To 9 Years In Dakota County Drug Bust

A 45-year-old Inver Grove Heights man accused of running a large marijuana operation from his home three years ago was sentenced Tuesday to more than nine years in prison.

12/30/2014

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Fight Over Marijuana More Risky In States Than DC

It’s easy for Congress to meddle with the District of Columbia’s decision to legalize recreational use of marijuana, but taking on the states is a different matter.

12/16/2014

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MDH Chooses LeafLine Labs, Minnesota Medical Solutions To Grow Marijuana

Two crucial pieces of the state’s new medical marijuana program are nearly in place. Minnesota officials announced Monday morning that LeafLine Labs and Minnesota Medical Solutions will grow and cultivate the drug for the state, ending a weeks-long selection process.

12/01/2014

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Six Pounds Of Marijuana Seized At Wisconsin College

A sophomore at the University of Wisconsin-Stout was arrested after the largest drug bust in the school’s history.

11/13/2014

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Charges: 2 Hastings Men Prostituted Girl For Marijuana

Two Hastings men are accused of prostituting an underage girl as a form of payment in a drug deal, according to charges filed in Dakota County Court. William Dale Willis, 25, and Daniel Rashaun Gopie, 27, were each charged with two felony counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct in connection with the Sept. 21 incident.

11/06/2014

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Group Of Medical Pot Backers Criticizes Dayton

Advocates of expanding Minnesota’s new medical marijuana program to allow more people to qualify say they have the support of every gubernatorial candidate except incumbent Democrat Mark Dayton. Members of Minnesotans for Compassionate care said Thursday all of Dayton’s rivals signed statements pledging to reshape the program so it would cover 38,000 people instead of the estimated 5,000.

10/30/2014

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Task Force Arrests Two In St. Cloud Area, Seize $300K In Meth

A St. Augusta man and a St. Cloud woman are expected to face several criminal charges after police found about $300,000 worth of methamphetamine and stolen firearms in their possession Thursday. According to the Central Minnesota Violent Offender Task Force, 34-year-old Joseph McMahon was arrested at his St. Augusta home after officers served a search warrant. They found six pounds of meth, which has a street value of $260,000

10/23/2014

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MN Man Arrested With 17 Lbs. Of Marijuana On Amtrak

An Amtrak passenger from Minneapolis has been arrested after a search of his luggage turned up 17 pounds of marijuana, 14 pounds of marijuana-infused edibles and some hashish.

10/20/2014

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Adrian Peterson Admits To Smoking ‘A Little Weed’

Adrian Peterson can’t seem to outrun his legal problems. Texas prosecutors are now calling for the star running back to be arrested. They say the Peterson admitted he “smoked a little weed” since being charged with child abuse.

10/09/2014

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12 Businesses Vie To Grow Medical Marijuana For Minn.

Twelve businesses have applied to grow and cultivate marijuana for the state’s new medical marijuana program. Friday’s deadline for interested manufacturers kicks off weeks of weeding through applications before the state announces its two manufacturers on Dec. 1.

10/03/2014

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State Names Top Research Doc For Medical Marijuana

Minnesota has hired the top official to oversee research on the effects of marijuana for the state’s new medical marijuana program. Dr. Thomas Arneson, an internal medicine specialist with research experience in several organizations, will head up research efforts in the state’s Office of Medical Cannabis. His hire was announced Thursday. He starts Monday.

10/02/2014

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12 People Indicted In Minnesota Drug Case

Federal authorities have indicted 12 people who they say were involved in a drug trafficking operation run out of a Spring Lake Park auto repair shop. U.S. Attorney Andy Luger says the suspects were indicted on a charge of conspiring to distribute methamphetamine and marijuana in Minnesota after authorities on Wednesday raided residences in Minnesota, California and Illinois.

09/25/2014

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Medical Pot Program Combines Medicine And Research

Minnesota’s new medical marijuana program doesn’t stop at the sales counter. The state will gather data from each and every patient on different chemical compounds, dosages and side effects to build a database of what works — and what doesn’t. Lawmakers included the research provision in the law legalizing pills, oils and vapors for a handful of conditions. A state panel discussed existing research in St. Paul Wednesday.

09/10/2014

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Big Minn. Names Showing Interest In Growing Medical Pot

Some of the names showing interest in growing and selling medical marijuana in Minnesota are familiar ones. Friday began the first step towards finding two manufacturers.

09/05/2014

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State Opens Applications For Medical Pot Producers

Farmers, pharmacists and entrepreneurs, take note: It’s time to apply to grow and cultivate marijuana for the state’s new medical marijuana program. Minnesota is seeking two manufacturers to grow, cultivate and supply the drug to patients starting in July 2015. The state was expected to post its request for applications Friday.

09/05/2014

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