A university chemist created the synthetic substance to study how drugs interact with the brain, then street chemists copied his work and distributed it as a recreational drug. The inventor says it has serious side effects that make it much more dangerous than natural marijuana.
Minnesota to offer free school meals to 90,000 extra students
Gov. Tim Walz, who is facing re-election in November, announced the measure on Monday.
Minneapolis man dies from injuries days after motorcycle pileup
The 69-year-old died after four days at Regions Hospital.
Police: 15-year-old missing from home north of Twin Cities
Authorities say he may be headed to the metro.
5,760 cases of Capri-Sun recalled as they might contain cleaning fluid
"The taste of fun" isn't that fun currently...
25-year-old Hopkins man drowns after falling off boat
The man reportedly fell from the boat while fishing with friends.
New report details hate crimes in Minnesota last year
Hate crimes in Minnesota rose in 2021.
Low cancels Europe shows due to Mimi Parker's cancer treatment
The Duluth band says the decision follows 'recent changes' in Parker's treatment.
Twin Cities LA Fitness closed after fire Monday morning
The gym will remain closed for the day.
State contacts over 100 landowners in Rush Creek fish kill investigation
The deaths of the fish remain unexplained.
Wisconsin man admits to 1992 revenge killings 15 years after boyhood tragedy
The 52-year-old man is in custody 30 years after the 1992 double murder.
Duluth head shop will likely face charges over selling synthetic pot
An attorney for St. Louis County tells the Duluth News Tribune he expects to file charges against the Last Place on Earth. Police raided the shop in September and reportedly took synthetic marijuana, cash and 31 guns. The shop claims that was illegal search and seizure.
Police seize $200,000 in raid on alleged synthetic pot operation
Police from multiple counties raided a house in Alma, Wis. that authorities believe was the base of a trafficking operation. Both Minnesota and Wisconsin banned synthetic marijuana earlier this year.
What is synthetic marijuana, and why is it more dangerous?
There have been dozens of K2 overdoses in the Twin Cities recently.
Proponents, detractors weigh in on idea of legalized pot in Minn.
With the passage Tuesday of a law allowing medical use of marijuana for cancer patients in Massachusetts -- and the legalization of pot in Colorado and Washington for recreational use -- proponents and detractors of legalized marijuana in Minnesota are pondering the future of a similar measures.
Judge rejects Duluth head shop's lawsuit over ban on synthetic drugs
The Last Place on Earth in Duluth and two other synthetic drug retailers say they'll appeal the judge's decision. State lawmakers earlier this year passed a ban on synthetic drugs and their "analogs." The retailers argue the law is vague and incomprehensible to anyone besides experts. The judge who tossed out the suit says the retailers don't have enough evidence to back their claims.
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