Gov. Mark Dayton signed a bill Thursday morning at the capitol that will make it a felony to sell synthetic drugs starting Aug. 1. With the action, the state is joining a national crackdown on what's better known as incense, or bath salts.
Appeal to find man, 30, missing near Mille Lacs Lake since early April
Mille Lacs Band Tribal Police issued the appeal.
Gallery: Highland Park gem just minutes away from river walks and bike paths
Blocks away from Highland Village
Kellace McDaniel named Brooklyn Center police chief
McDaniel will officially begin his new job on Monday, June 27.
Twin Cities lake reopens following toilet waste spill
About 70,000 gallons of sewage spilled into the lake in mid-May.
MN lake sturgeon spawning event marks first of its kind in over a century
Conservationists celebrate a huge milestone for the living fossil of the fish world.
Police: 18-year-old woman carjacked outside Plymouth Target
The armed carjacking occurred just before 10 p.m. in the parking lot Wednesday.
St. Paul man pleads guilty to robbing Penn Lake Roast Beef, shooting owner
Devon Dwyane Reginald Glover, 22, shot Kevan Tran during the June 2020 robbery.
Charges: Man shot brother in the eye, let his body decompose in camper
James Robert Hess faces second-degree murder charges for the shooting death of his brother, William Harold Hess Jr.
Coupled charged after $75k worth of fentanyl pills seized during traffic stop
Christopher James Payne and Kaley Maria Wethern have been charged in the seizure.
Video: Plane with blown tire makes emergency landing at MSP Airport
An aviation enthusiast caught the moment on video.
Lawmakers consider stiffer penalties for sales of some synthetic drugs
A bill headed for the House floor would up the charges for selling certain synthetic drugs from a gross misdemeanor to a felony, punishable by up to 5 years in prison.
Backers hope bill would end synthetic drug sales in Minnesota
Past laws banning specific compounds have simply prompted chemists to create new "analogs" -- similar compounds with the same effects -- to get around the rules. New legislation at the Capitol has broader language that sponsors say would ban both existing synthetics and their analogs.
Senate passes bill to make synthetic drug sales a felony
The Senate unanimously passed a bill that would also ban many more of the synthetic compounds and make it easier for pharmacy officials to ban new ones. The House already passed a similar bill.
Man who supplied synthetic drugs at Blaine overdose party pleads gulity
The guilty plea to third-degree murder means Timothy LaMere will serve nearly ten years in prison. His trial was scheduled to begin next month. LaMere brought the synthetic drug 2C-E to a party where 11 people overdosed, one of them fatally.
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