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Published November 09, 2012, 12:00 AM

Photo gallery: Last Place on Earth court hearing


Days after losing out on his bid to become president, Last Place on Earth owner Jim Carlson (center) listens during a court hearing on the Duluth nuisance statute in the case between the city and his store Friday, Nov. 9, 2012. Members of the business community and Last Place on Earth customers attended the hearing. (Jimmy Bellamy / jbellamy@duluthnews.com)

  • Days after losing out on his bid to become president, Last Place on Earth owner Jim Carlson (center) listens during a court hearing on the Duluth nuisance statute in the case between the city and his store Friday, Nov. 9, 2012. Members of the business community and Last Place on Earth customers attended the hearing. (Jimmy Bellamy / jbellamy@duluthnews.com)
  • Members of the media listen at the start of the court hearing between the City of Duluth and the Last Place on Earth on Friday, Nov. 9, 2012. Cameras were allowed in the courtroom, a rare occurrence in Minnesota courts. (Jimmy Bellamy / jbellamy@duluthnews.com)
  • Judge Shaun Floerke hears the case between the City of Duluth and the Last Place on Earth on Friday, Nov. 9, 2012. (Jimmy Bellamy / jbellamy@duluthnews.com)
  • Jim Carlson, owner of the Last Place on Earth, enters State District Court in Duluth to cheers from admirers Friday, Nov. 9, 2012. (Jimmy Bellamy / jbellamy@duluthnews.com)
  • Jim Carlson, Last Place on Earth owner, makes his way into State District Court in Duluth for a hearing between his store and the city Friday, Nov. 9, 2012. (Jimmy Bellamy / jbellamy@duluthnews.com)
  • Rachel Nelson (left), Randall Tigue (second from left), representing Last Place on Earth owner Jim Carlson; and city attorneys Nathan LaCoursiere (third from left) and Alison Lutterman await the arrival of Judge Shaun Floerke in State District Court in Duluth on Friday, Nov. 9, 2012. (Jimmy Bellamy / jbellamy@duluthnews.com)
  • Cameras made a rare appearance in the courtroom on Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, in Duluth. (Jimmy Bellamy / jbellamy@duluthnews.com)
  • Supporters of the Last Place on Earth, members of the business community and media make their way into State District Court in Duluth on Friday, Nov. 9, 2012. (Jimmy Bellamy / jbellamy@duluthnews.com)
  • Jim Carlson is thronged by supporters and detractors as he exits the courtroom during Friday morning's hearing at the St. Louis County Courthouse. The woman at right gets in Carlson's face about the grief some drunks outside Last Place on Earth gave her and her daughter when they tried to enter another nearby business. At left is St. Louis County Sheriff Ross Litman. (Bob King / rking@duluthnews.com)
  • Duluth Chamber of Commerce President David Ross talks to reporters on the courthouse steps Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, while Last Place on Earth store owner Jim Carlson (top left) looks on and listens. (Bob King / rking@duluthnews.com)
  • Sancie Ydovich shoots her arms in the air in a sign of victory for the Last Place on Earth after Jim Carlson's hearing at the St. Louis County Courthouse. Ydovich is glad the store has remained open. (Bob King / rking@duluthnews.com)
  • Jim Carlson talks with reporters after a hearing Nov. 9, 2012, in Duluth as his girlfriend, Lava Haugen, looks on. (2012 file, Bob King / News Tribune)