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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Defender of sleaze gets hung up in trust-fund probe
Strip clubs win a fight in courts, lose one at lege
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 >>
St. Paul crusades against liquor, porn
Despite hefty losses, Minneapolis bar owners can't get anyone to reconsider the smoking ban
Ferris Alexander's legacy
In Cannon Falls, the Class Act strip club supplies ample fodder for a legal brawl in federal court
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.
Minneapolis cops and their good neighbors set sights on another south-side sauna
The former owner of Buns & Roses says Minneapolis cops wanted him to pay up or shut down
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.