Brewery Plans To Move Into Former Synthetic Drug Store In DuluthA brewery says it will move into a Duluth building formerly occupied by a store that sold synthetic drugs. Blacklist Artisan Ales announced Sunday that it will move into the space where the Last Place on Earth head shop operated.
Man Convicted In Duluth Woman's Synthetic Drug DeathAn Eveleth man was found guilty Thursday in the overdose death of a 21-year-old woman in 2013. The St. Louis County Attorney's Office says Bryan Joseph Hodapp, 27, was convicted of third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the death of Krystal Wicklund.
Synthetic Drugs Conviction Upheld For Ex-Headshop OwnerA federal appeals court on Thursday affirmed the conviction of a former Minnesota head shop owner who openly sold millions of dollars' worth of synthetic drugs from his store in downtown Duluth.
Appeals Court To Consider Bath Salts CaseA former Minnesota head shop owner who flouted authorities as he openly sold synthetic drugs labeled "herbal incense," ''spice" and "bath salts" is hoping to persuade a federal appeals court that he acted legally and that the law that sent him to prison is unconstitutional.
No Jail Time For Bismarck Shop Manager, Owner In Synthetic Drug CaseThe owner and manager of a skate shop in Bismarck will not see jail time for operating a business where synthetic drugs were sold.
5 Indicted In Alleged Synthetic Drug RingFederal prosecutors have announced the indictment of five people accused of being members of a multi-million-dollar synthetic drug ring operating in Minnesota. U.S. Attorney Andy Luger said Thursday the indictment charges the five with conspiring to distribute synthetic cannabinoids.
Man Charged In Synthetic Drug Death Of Duluth WomanA 27-year-old Eveleth man faces third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter charges in connection with the synthetic drug-related death of a Duluth woman in 2013. The St. Louis County Sheriff's office says Bryan Joseph Hodapp is accused of supplying 21-year-old Leann Wicklund with the substance called 25I-NBOMe, a psychedelic synthetic drug, on Aug. 30, 2013.
Synthetic Drug Dealer Files AppealA business owner sentenced to more than 17 years in prison for selling synthetic drugs at a northeastern Minnesota store is appealing his case.
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.
Website Is Newest Tool Against Synthetic Drugs Minnesota's latest tool in the fight against synthetic drugs is a website aimed at giving children and parents more information about the dangers posed by the drugs. The site launched Wednesday,, includes photos of synthetic drugs, packaging and paraphernalia that can be used to help identify them.
Mankato Man's Bail Set At $1 Million For Synthetic Drug DeathsThe Mankato man accused of providing synthetic drugs that killed two people is being held on a $1 million bail. Tyler Caputo, 21, was arrested in suburban Chicago last week after leaving Minnesota without the court's permission.
First Step For Minimum Wage As New Laws Kick In Aug. 1 brings a gaggle of new laws for Minnesota, ranging from the little-discussed (such as establishing Cesar Chavez Day in Minnesota every March 31) to the hard-fought (raising the state's minimum wage).

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