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.
St. Cloud suspect now charged in two local murder cases
Both murders happened within a day of each other in June.
Twin Cities police ask for help finding missing 16-year-old
Police say all her family and friends have been contacted, and none of them know where she is.
MPD releases photos of shooting suspect, asks for public's help
The man is wanted in connection with a fatal shooting that happened Wednesday evening.
Support grows for Redmon's Popcorn after shop's sudden closure
The county also commented on the situation, saying it hopes to help owner Zack Redmon.
Prior Lake HS investigating another 'racist' video involving student
The principal said the social media video was reported to them this week.
Walz: Minnesota has secured 1 million rapid, at-home COVID tests for kids
It comes as the delta variant continues to surge in Minnesota, and the omicron variant might follow.
Forest Service limiting permits to BWCAW due to damage, overcrowding
Visitors have been cutting down trees and have been forced to compete for campsites.
Lockdown update: Armed man threatened to go to Kimball High School
A high school and elementary school near St. Cloud went into lockdown as a precaution.
People in Chaska are flushing the wrong crap down the toilet
Water and sewer crews in Chaska have had to clean the same pump four times in the past seven days.
Vikings facing big injury issues ahead of game against Lions
Will it even matter against the winless Lions?
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.
What is synthetic marijuana, and why is it more dangerous?
There have been dozens of K2 overdoses in the Twin Cities recently.
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.
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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