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Cops: Pot Growing Operation Busted In Alexandria

Police discovered an outdoor marijuana growing operation while serving a search warrant for an Alexandria man Friday, according to authorities. Alexandria Police, the Douglas County Sheriff’s office and agents from the West Central Minn. Narcotics Task Force were executing a search warrant Friday for 46-year-old Warren McArdell at 9290 State Hwy 114 SW in Alexandria. While searching for McArdell on the property, which is owned by 53-year-old William James Doraska, authorities discovered a marijuana growing operation.

09/09/2013

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Nat’l Survey Finds Marijuana Use Increasing Steadily

New numbers reveal more Americans are using marijuana. The report, released Wednesday, was done by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and it shows that marijuana use has increased steadily over the past five years.

09/04/2013

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Bemidji Police: No Charges In Facebook Drug Post

The Bemidji police chief says no charges will be issued after someone posted a Facebook ad for marijuana. Someone had offered, “WEED FOR SALE!!!” last week on a page called “Bemidji Area Online Sale.”

08/12/2013

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Pine Co. Land Raided, 5,500 Marijuana Plants Seized

Millions of dollars’ worth of marijuana went up in smoke Wednesday after a big find in a Minnesota field. Sheriff’s deputies in Pine County loaded 5,500 plants into a dump truck and sent them to an incinerator.

07/24/2013

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Leader Of Drug Ring In ND, MN Sentenced To Prison

A man who admitted forming a ring that supplied drugs across North Dakota and Minnesota has been sentenced to federal prison. Twenty-seven-year-old Noah Berglund, of Roseau, Minn., was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Fargo, N.D., on Monday to 10 years in prison and three years of supervised release.

06/25/2013

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Maplewood Felon Gets 15 Years For Having Revolver

A 35-year-old Maplewood man, with a history of felonies, was sentenced Tuesday to 15 years in prison after admitting to being a felon in possession of a firearm, the Department of Justice said.

05/28/2013

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St. Paul Man Arrested, Charged In Large Marijuana Bust

A 38-year-old St. Paul man is accused of possessing and selling at least 56 pounds of marijuana in connection with a drug bust in Inver Grove Heights last month, according to charges filed by the Dakota County Attorney’s Office.

05/24/2013

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Mark Hamburger: Aiming For Big League Return

St. Paul Saints pitcher Mark Hamburger has, perhaps, the best name in baseball. In fact, he was in a YouTube video contest for it. “I lost to Rowdy Hardy, which I don’t really like because Rowdy’s his nickname” Hamburger said. “If I was using nicknames, my nickname is “Cheese.” So if I was “Cheese Hamburger” you know I would’ve won.”

05/18/2013

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Man Indicted For Allegedly Distributing Crack, Pot In Minn.

A California man was indicted Tuesday in federal court for allegedly distributing crack cocaine and marijuana in Minnesota.

05/14/2013

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Oregon Cops: MN Duo Caught With 71 Pounds Of Marijuana

Two Minnesotans were arrested after police caught the duo concealing 71 pounds of marijuana in their truck while driving through Oregon earlier this month, according to authorities.

04/18/2013

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Minn. Medical Marijuana Push To Wait Until 2014

Minnesota won’t have a showdown over medical marijuana this year. Heather Azzi of Minnesotans for Compassionate Care, a pro-marijuana policy group, said Wednesday that bills to permit marijuana for medical reasons will be introduced in the next week or two.

03/13/2013

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Rodeo Clown Convicted In Iowa Marijuana Conspiracy

A professional rodeo clown is headed to prison after a jury convicted him of a lengthy conspiracy to grow marijuana in rural Iowa.

03/12/2013

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Stolen Puppy Leads Police To Large Pot Growing Operation

The case of a 9-week-old puppy that was stolen from a Shakopee pet store led police to a large marijuana growing operation in Northfield, Minn., according to authorities.

03/06/2013

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Medical Marijuana Bill Likely Dead In Iowa Legislature

A proposal to legalize marijuana for medical use likely is dead for this session. A Senate subcommittee approved the bill Monday, but the panel’s chairman says the proposal likely won’t go further.

03/04/2013

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Charges: Man Threatens To Shoot Woman With Crossbow

A 44-year-old St. Cloud man assaulted and threatened to shoot a woman with a crossbow, and after a search warrant of his home, he was arrested for both assault and possession of narcotics, police say.

02/16/2013

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