Pending Duluth cases against Last Place on Earth will impact business's future

By KBJR News 1

Pending Duluth cases against Last Place on Earth will impact business's future

October 9, 2013 Updated Oct 9, 2013 at 10:17 AM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) - The future of The Last Place on Earth, and its owner Jim Carlson, will be largely decided by Judge David Doty during Carlson's upcoming sentencing for 51 federal counts for which he's now been found guilty.

But pending cases in Duluth will also impact the businesses uncertain future.

According to City Attorney Gunnar Johnson, Duluth has three active nuisance cases against Carlson.

Those are credited for the head shop's shutdown in July.

Two of those three cases are awaiting a judge's order, which is expected in 10 to 60 days.

The third case depends largely on the result of those two.

The city also has three active ordinance violation cases against Carlson: one for synthetic drug sales without a license, the other two for selling cigarettes without a license.

Johnson says the results of those cases largely depend on if Carlson's defense team choses to fight or resolve them.

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