Randall Tigue

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2012

    Moorhead drug paraphernalia law: A look at the precedent-setting ordinance and legal ruling

    In recent weeks, two cities in the Twin Cities metro -- Stillwater and Hudson, Wisconsin -- have taken steps to criminalize the sale or possession of unused glass pipes and other objects that can be used to inhale controlled substances. Such objects, city officials argue, constitute "drug parapherna ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2012

    Fantasy's lingerie store sues East Grand Forks over "adult uses" ordinance

    The town of East Grand Forks appears to have a very PG approach to commerce. Earlier this month, the city informed the owners of a new shop called Fantasy's that they were in violation of the "adult uses" ordinance, and therefore had to relocate. Fantasy's countered with a federal lawsuit alleging ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2012

    Stillwater approves drug paraphernalia ban, on forefront of war against glass pipes

    Last night, the Stillwater City Council unanimously approved an ordinance that would ban drug paraphernalia in the city.The ordinance, which needs to be approved at a council meeting next month following a second reading before becoming law, bans "objects used, intended for use, or designed for use ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2010

    Duluth won't enforce its synthetic marijuana ban

    The prohibitions blinked first.​The city that seemed so eager to criminalize synthetic marijuana isn't so sure anymore.In August, Duluth became the first city in Minnesota to enact a ban on the legal smoke products. But after getting slammed with a lawsuit by the local head-shop, they're suspe ... More >>

  • News

    November 7, 2007

    Return of the Porn King

    Defender of sleaze gets hung up in trust-fund probe

  • News

    May 24, 2006

    Invasion of the Booty Snatchers

    Strip clubs win a fight in courts, lose one at lege

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2006

    Save the last lap dance for me

    Anyone who has spent much time in Minneapolis knows that the city government can be mighty picky in matters of zoning. Commercial, industrial and residential uses are generally quarentined from one another, as if any intermingling might result in an outbreak of bubonic plague, Ebola or, worst of all ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2005
  • News

    June 1, 2005

    Stubbed Out

    Despite hefty losses, Minneapolis bar owners can't get anyone to reconsider the smoking ban

  • News

    March 12, 2003

    The Porn Warrior at Rest

    Ferris Alexander's legacy

  • Books

    December 23, 1998

    You Can Leave Your Hat On

    In Cannon Falls, the Class Act strip club supplies ample fodder for a legal brawl in federal court

  • News

    October 21, 1998

    Because They Can

    Six minor-party contenders for governor promise to bring back the primo dime-bag, turn the governor's mansion into a flophouse, tax water, get big brother out of your bedroom, ditch the nukes, and reveal the secrets of gravity-defying hair.

  • Books

    August 19, 1998

    There's the Rub

    Minneapolis cops and their good neighbors set sights on another south-side sauna

  • Books

    May 27, 1998

    Pound of Flesh

    The former owner of Buns & Roses says Minneapolis cops wanted him to pay up or shut down

  • News

    December 24, 1997
  • News

    October 2, 1996

    Sex and the Single Crusader

    A broken heart led Gregg DesElms to a one-man war on prostitution that could result in a tough new set of sex-industry ordinances for the city of Minneapolis.