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Sheriff: $2 Million In Marijuana Seized In Wis. Drug Bust

Authorities said about $2 million worth of marijuana was seized in a large drug bust in Wisconsin late last week. The Marathon County Sheriff’s Office executed several search warrants last Thursday homes in Wausau and the Township of Holton as part of a large drug trafficking investigation.

02/11/2014

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The Ventura SOTU

Former MN Governor Jesse Ventura launches his new show with his very own State of the Union.

01/31/2014

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MN Families Make Tough Move To Colo. For Medical Marijuana

Some Minnesota families didn’t want to wait for lawmakers to decide whether or not to legalize marijuana. They’ve already started over in Colorado to be able to treat their sick kids with the plant they believe will make them better.

01/29/2014

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Justin Bieber Arrested For DUI, Drag Racing On Miami Beach

International pop star Justin Bieber has found himself on the wrong side of the law after he was was arrested on Miami Beach for DUI and drag-racing early Thursday morning, according to Miami Beach Police.

01/23/2014

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Minnesotans Fight For Legalization Of Medical Marijuana

The fight over legalizing medical marijuana moves to the State Capitol again next month. For some Minnesota families, a cannabis law can’t come soon enough. WCCO shares the battle two Minnesota families are fighting, believing that marijuana is the seed to a new life for their sick kids.

01/20/2014

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2 Minnesota Men Held In Nebraska Pot Case

Authorities say a Minnesota man and his son have been arrested after marijuana was found in the trunk of their car. The Nebraska State Patrol says a trooper pulled over the men’s car for a traffic violation just before 11:30 a.m. Monday near the Henderson interchange of Interstate 80 in York County.

01/14/2014

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‘Different From Player To Player’: Frazier On Dealing With Vikings In Trouble

For the second time this month another member of the Minnesota Vikings is in trouble with the law. This time the player, cornerback A.J. Jefferson, was released from the team.

11/25/2013

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Forum Discusses Legalization Of Marijuana In Minnesota

Representatives from health care, education and law enforcement got together in Dakota County to discuss the debate around legalizing marijuana. The forum was held to discuss the dangers of the controlled substance.

11/20/2013

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Man Charged In Fatal Rogers Crash That Killed Pedestrian

A 21-year-old man has been charged with striking and killing a pedestrian in Rogers in May, according to the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office.

10/30/2013

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Prosecution Rests In Day 6 Of Trevino Trial

On Friday, prosecutors concluded their case against Jeffrey Trevino, accused of killing his wife, Kira Steger, in February. Steger’s body was found in the Mississippi River three months later. Prosecutors took two hours questioning retired St. Paul Police Sgt. John Wright for the second time in the trial. He discussed his interviews with Trevino, and provided details about the couple’s deteriorating relationship in the months leading up to her disappearance. He told the jurors that Jeffrey and Kira planned to have a date night on the night she was last seen. Wright said the Trevinos were trying to save their relationship, which he said had been suffering for months.

09/27/2013

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Head Shop Owner Set For Synthetic Drugs Trial

To federal prosecutors and Duluth leaders, Jim Carlson is nothing more than a drug pusher. There’s no dispute that Carlson’s head shop, the Last Place on Earth, openly sold a lot of synthetic marijuana before authorities finally shut it down in July.

09/16/2013

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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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