With Hollow Boys
7th Street Entry, Minneapolis
April 16, 2013
Minneapolis music fans are a fickle lot. They turn out in droves for sold-out shows that turn out to be justified (Divine Fits, Tame Impala) and some that can't quite meet the hype (Alt-J, Wavves), yet on a Tuesday night in ... More >>
Move over, Jerome Simpson and your six pounds of ganja. That's nothing compared to the stash new University of Minnesota assistant men's basketball coach Kimani Young was busted with back in the late '90s.SEE ALSO: The new Green Giant looks like he just took a bong rip [PHOTO]
Young, a former colleg ... More >>
Officers executing a search warrant in a foreclosed Brainerd home Monday afternoon got a lot more than they bargained for.SEE ALSO: Stillwater couple's pock-faced, cross-eyed mugshots double as anti-meth advertising [PHOTOS]When they first arrived at the property to follow up on a report that electr ... More >>
Two 27-year-olds from St. Paul were busted in Oregon on Tuesday morning with a lifetime's worth of pot in their vehicle -- 26 pounds, to be exact.SEE ALSO: The new Green Giant looks like he just took a bong rip [PHOTO]Gregory Swenson and William Shepherd were arrested and now face a felony delivery ... More >>
Mark Dayton says he won't sign a bill relaxing Minnesota's marijuana laws unless it has the support of law enforcement. SEE ALSO: The new Green Giant looks like he just took a bong rip [PHOTO]That raises the question -- could law enforcement leaders ever be persuaded to support something like that? ... More >>
Yesterday, Gov. Mark Dayton held a joint Capitol news conference with DFL and MNGOP legislative leaders.SEE ALSO:-- Senate Majority Leader-elect Bakk responds dismissively to pro-marriage equality email
-- MNGOP Rep.-elect Cindy Pugh is worried about "An illiterate, disengaged and lazy electorate"
W ... More >>
Chuck Grassley, a 79-year-old U.S. Senator from Iowa, took the overheated rhetoric of the war on drugs to new heights in a letter he sent to constituents comparing smoking pot to murder, rape, and child abuse.SEE ALSO:-- Chuck Grassley, Iowa Senator, is hilariously awful at Twitter-- Marijuana legal ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Adam Budge, 18, charged with murder following friend's synthetic drug overdose-- House approves synthetic drug crackdown amid concern about prison overcrowdingJim Carlson, owner of Duluth's Last Place on Earth, has made millions of dollars selling synthetic drugs -- in fact, he estimated ... More >>
Native Mob takedown: a closer look at the charges
Native Mob federal case: Eight more plead to lesser charges
Jeremee Kraskey was going to talk to the feds. He had already given them information.
That, at least, was the belief of his fellow Native Mob gang members on February 26, 2011 ... More >>
There must be something about the waters of the St. Croix River that make authorities really paranoid about glass pipes.Earlier this month, we told you about a new Stillwater ordinance that broadly defines "drug paraphernalia" as "objects used, intended for use, or designed for use in ingesting,
in ... More >>
Glenn Smith went a little bit crazy on Monday when his girlfriend deleted his meth dealers' numbers from his cell phone, police say.At one point during a possibly meth-fueled rampage, Smith's girlfriend found him sharpening his samurai sword on a grinder in their Vadnais Heights garage. "Want me to ... More >>
Seventy percent of men arrested in Minneapolis last year had illegal drugs in their system, according to a report released yesterday by a federal drug-monitoring program.The report looked at drug use rates for arrestees in 10 large American cities, and Minneapolis' 70-percent rate ranked fifth highe ... More >>
Disgraced Minneapolis power broker Al Garcia is in trouble with his probation officer for violating the terms of his supervised release.
Garcia pled guilty to a federal charge of aiding and abetting possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine in 2010 and beat the rap on charges that he rap ... More >>
An internal review committee formed to look into the Minnesota Republican Party's finances found no "theft" at the MNGOP but uncovered evidence of mismanagement.
The committee's members -- Pat Anderson, Scott Dutcher, Kelly Fenton, Randy Gilbert, Jeff Johnson, Terry McCall, Bron Scherer, Rick Weibl ... More >>
In Breaking Bad, Walter and Jesse begin their meth-cooking career by cooking in the back of an RV in New Mexico.The hit show may have inspired copycat cookers right here in the Twin Cities, as St. Paul police yesterday arrested two men suspected of cooking meth in the back of an SUV.Following up on ... More >>
Al Garcia falls even further.Al Garcia, the one-time city hall power broker who beat a rape allegation but was convicted on drug possession charges, has been disbarred by the Minnesota Supreme Court.
The issue this time was repeatedly misappropriating his clients' money, the court said.
Jesse Ventura hangs with the mellow folk tonight.When we interviewed Jesse Ventura last year about his new show, "Conspiracy Theory," he certainly came off as a little paranoid.
But not in a Cheech and Chong, flush-the-goods-down-the-toilet way. If anything, Ventura could have used some mel ... More >>
K2 smokers, watch your back in these towns.As we predicted in July, the days of getting legally high on synthetic marijuana are increasingly numbered.Duluth was the first domino to fall, passing a city-wide ban on several common synthetic cannabinoid compounds.
Image by Jonathunder, WikipediaReitzman's future was bright, other than that 500 grams of meth thing.Just two years ago, the future looked promising for Jason Lee Reinartz. He had just opened up a swanky new tattoo shop in Austin, Minn. He had plans to open up another. But as Reinartz learned ... More >>
Yes, it gets you high.On Saturday Minnesota joins the growing list of states that have outlawed Salvia Divinorum, the smokable herb that gave us a lifetime's worth of YouTube videos. As this week's cover story explains, Salvia's place in the world of legal psychotropics is being taken by K2, ... More >>