Winnebago Mayor and Son Face Charges in Cannabis Growing Operation

WINNEBAGO, Minn. (trfnews.i234.me) – In a significant development, Winnebago Mayor Scott Robertson and his son, Jacob Robertson, are facing charges following the discovery of an illegal marijuana growing operation. The charges stem from a year-long investigation initiated after a tip-off in January 2023 regarding cannabis plants being cultivated in a commercial-grade greenhouse off 340th Avenue in… Continue reading Winnebago Mayor and Son Face Charges in Cannabis Growing Operation

Minnesota Prepares for a Surge in Cannabis Dispensaries

ST. PAUL, MN (trfnews.i234.me) – Minnesota is gearing up for a significant expansion in its cannabis industry, with plans to establish nearly 400 marijuana stores across the state. The Office of Cannabis Management (OCM), the regulatory body overseeing marijuana policy in Minnesota, has released its initial estimate, indicating the need for at least 381 cannabis… Continue reading Minnesota Prepares for a Surge in Cannabis Dispensaries

Minnesota Accelerates Efforts to Establish Cannabis Industry Regulations

Minnesota Accelerates Efforts to Establish Cannabis Industry Regulations

 ST. PAUL, MN (trfnews.i234.me) – Minnesota state officials are diligently working to establish rules and regulations for the state’s newly legalized cannabis industry. Charlene Briner, a representative from the Office of Cannabis Management, acknowledges the growing anticipation among prospective cannabis business operators. She assures them that her office is collaborating with a team of skilled… Continue reading Minnesota Accelerates Efforts to Establish Cannabis Industry Regulations

Local Man Arrested for DWI and Cannabis Possession

Derrick Michael Anderson

Thief River Falls (trfnews.i234.me) – In the early hours of December 20, a call led the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office to an idling vehicle in a serene bird-watching spot near Thief River Falls. Upon arriving at the lagoon at 11460 160th St. N.E., deputies discovered Derrick Michael Anderson, a 20-year-old resident of Thief River Falls,… Continue reading Local Man Arrested for DWI and Cannabis Possession

Expansion of Minnesota’s Medical Cannabis Program

Minnesota (trfnews.i234.me) – Minnesota’s medical cannabis program is set to introduce dry herb vaporization as a new approved delivery method, effective from August 1, 2024. The decision, approved by Minnesota Commissioner of Health Dr. Brooke Cunningham, aims to provide patients with an additional fast-acting option. Currently, patients enrolled in the program have three fast-acting alternatives:… Continue reading Expansion of Minnesota’s Medical Cannabis Program

Seven Clans Casino decides to not allow cannabis sales or consumption on properties

Seven Clans Casino decides to not allow cannabis sales or consumption on properties

RED LAKE, MINN. (trfnews.i234.me) – Officials at Red Lake Gaming Enterprises Inc. say they’re announcing a final decision on if they will permit retail sales and consumption on the Seven Clans Casino properties. The media release says the final decision is to not. They say this comes after an exhaustive review by their leadership teams.… Continue reading Seven Clans Casino decides to not allow cannabis sales or consumption on properties

CITY COUNCIL DOES NOT PASS ORDINANCE FOR CANNABIS REGULATION

The Crookston City Council met in the City Hall Council Chambers on Monday night. INTERIM CANNABIS MORATORIUM DENIED BY THE COUNCIL There was a second reading regarding the ordinance prohibiting the sale, testing, manufacturing, cultivating, growing, transporting, delivering, and distributing cannabis products in the City of Crookston. This reading was not approved by the council… Continue reading CITY COUNCIL DOES NOT PASS ORDINANCE FOR CANNABIS REGULATION

CITY COUNCIL LOOKING AT NOT ALLOWING CANNABIS SALE, GROWING AND MORE

The Crookston City Council will meet Monday at 5:30 pm in the City Hall Council Chambers. The consent agenda will include the bills and disbursements in the amount of $1,068,263.75. The consent agenda includes several items for Ox Cart Days with a resolution to approve fireworks within the city limits, dance permits for Ox Cart… Continue reading CITY COUNCIL LOOKING AT NOT ALLOWING CANNABIS SALE, GROWING AND MORE

CROOKSTON WAYS AND MEANS DISCUSS GARBAGE SERVICES, AND CANNABIS USAGE WITH LOCAL BUSINESS

Following the conclusion of the City Council meeting on Monday night, the Ways & Means Committee discussed further garbage services and plans and cannabis updates leading up to January 2025.   Only 4% of Crookston residents currently use the Crookston garbage services. All residents pay $6 a month for these services (drive-by fee), and the… Continue reading CROOKSTON WAYS AND MEANS DISCUSS GARBAGE SERVICES, AND CANNABIS USAGE WITH LOCAL BUSINESS

GOVERNOR WALZ OPENS APPLICATION PROCESS FOR OFFICE OF CANNABIS MANAGEMENT DIRECTOR

Governor Tim Walz, and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan announced that the application process is now open for the new position of Director of the Office of Cannabis Management (OCM). The director will be responsible for building the new state agency and will play a key leadership role in establishing and regulating the new adult-use cannabis… Continue reading GOVERNOR WALZ OPENS APPLICATION PROCESS FOR OFFICE OF CANNABIS MANAGEMENT DIRECTOR