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Duluth Mayor Don Ness, flanked by Duluth Police Chief Gordon Ramsay, shares his satisfaction with the Jim Carlson trial verdict Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, during a news conference in City Hall. (Bob King /

Duluth city, business leaders celebrate guilty verdict against Last Place on Earth

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By Mike Creger / Duluth News Tribune

City officials and downtown business owners were joyous after a Minneapolis jury found Last Place on Earth store owner Jim Carlson guilty on most counts early Monday afternoon.


“We are feeling relief that the long, painful problem in our community is over,” Mayor Don Ness said in a news conference called an hour after the verdicts were announced.

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