City Files Two Formal Complaints Against LPOE

By KBJR News 1

September 10, 2013 Updated Sep 11, 2013 at 9:42 AM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) -- Last Place on Earth owner Jim Carlson was back in court on Tuesday, this time to address formal complaints filed from the city.

The city has filed two formal complaints against the head shop, both of which allege that Carlson's shop was selling tobacco without a license.

City ordinances say any establishment selling tobacco products needs a license to do so.

Carlson's Attorney Randall Tigue says they are pleading not guilty to these charges.

"Basically our position Mr. Carlson has a license to sell tobacco they never lawfully denied it, and even if they had a reason to deny it, it's reinstated as a matter of law," said Tigue.

Carlson will have a court trial on November 1 about the complaints.

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