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As his son watches from a stroller, Phillip White of Duluth is handcuffed by Duluth police officer Nick Lukovsky outside the Last Place on Earth on Wednesday. White was inside the store at the time of the raid and taken by police for further questioning. At left is Officer Mike Erickson. (Bob King /

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Handcuffed patrons of the Last Place on Earth were questioned by police in front of the downtown Duluth counterculture shop Wednesday.


They were back-dropped by a sign framed with an orange neon light advertising a drug test "urine cleaner." In a shop window was an enlarged News Tribune editorial cartoon by Steve Lindstrom illustrating a customer telling a clerk, "I'd like some of that stuff that's been in the news three times a day and that people don't want me to try."

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