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Bismarck, Burleigh law enforcement, legal heads stepping down
Back-pats and hard truths: Eight Minnesota teens take polite gun-control pitches, not protests, to the Capitol
The Amazon HQ2 scramble: Minnesota's failed bid, in 3 short chapters
Downtown Fargo parade grows with each coming St. Patrick's Day
COLLEGE MEN'S HOCKEY: Without Minnesota, North Dakota, NCAA field lacks some of college hockey's blue bloods
Harden, Rockets hold off Timberwolves
Park pulls away for Founders Cup win
Truex races to dominating victory at Fontana
NCAA TOURNAMENT ROUNDUP: UMBC run ends, but other top seeds drop
March 16, 2018
Salmonella cases linked to consuming opioid substitute kratom
ST. PAUL -- State officials are warning Minnesotans not to consume a plant called kratom in any form because it may be contaminated with salmonella....
March 16, 2018 - 9:58am
March 15, 2018
Overdose death leads to murder charge against central Minn. man
WILLMAR, Minn. — A Willmar man faces a third-degree murder charge for allegedly selling the fentanyl that led to the overdose death of...
March 15, 2018 - 7:23pm
March 6, 2018
Opioids no better than common painkillers in chronic pain study
Doctors and patients have long assumed that opioids are uniquely powerful medicines for chronic pain, despite their risks. But it turns out that...
March 6, 2018 - 3:27pm
February 22, 2018
Communities big and small need a plan to combat addiction, Heitkamp says
HAZEN, N.D. — Communities of all sizes need to have integrated plans in place for combating addiction if they want a chance at receiving...
February 22, 2018 - 10:59am
February 18, 2018
Five ways Minnesota is tackling the opioid crisis
ST. PAUL — More Minnesotans are overdosing on opioids than ever before and the death toll from the drugs continues to climb. In 2016, there were more than 2,000 opioid overdoses and 395 of them were fatal. That's a more than 1,000 percent increase in overdoses and a 600 percent...
February 18, 2018 - 6:01am
Two sides of the opioid crisis in Minnesota: New opioid addiction treatments are saving lives, but not everyone has access
ST. PAUL — Monica Rudolph is a survivor. She's been sober almost a year. Ryan Anderson didn't make it. He died of an overdose in December....
February 18, 2018 - 6:00am
January 25, 2018
Commentary: Trump needs to take action against opioid crisis
To the editor: Last summer, President Trump's national opioid commission recommended that he declare the opioid epidemic a "national emergency" or a "public health emergency." It was my hope that the President would choose the former, which would have allowed for the use of Federal...
January 25, 2018 - 8:42am
January 23, 2018
Opioid addiction treatment gets a boost as prescribing power expanded
Recovering opioid addicts will have greater access to a maintenance drug, especially in rural areas, under a measure announced on Tuesday, Jan. 23, by the federal Drug Enforcement Agency, a Minnesota expert on addictions said. The new regulation gives nurse practitioners and physician...
January 23, 2018 - 7:11pm
January 22, 2018
Demand grows at methadone clinic while F-M opioid deaths, overdoses decrease
FARGO, N.D. — The number of opioid-related deaths and overdoses that resulted in ambulance crews administering antidotes decreased sharply...
January 22, 2018 - 7:14pm
January 21, 2018
Shining our light on a problem to help our communities
Journalism can be a tough gig. Even when we know that what we've written is important, it's tough to judge whether it makes a difference in the...
January 21, 2018 - 9:23am
January 9, 2018
S.D. tribes sue pharmaceutical companies for 'creating the opioid epidemic'
Three South Dakota tribes are suing more than 20 national pharmaceutical companies for contributing to a growing opioid problem in South Dakota....
January 9, 2018 - 8:01pm
Three South Dakota Indian tribes sue over opioid addictions
Three American Indian tribes in South Dakota have sued the country's top opioid manufacturers and distributors, accusing them of concealing and...
January 9, 2018 - 7:48pm
January 4, 2018
Hospitals target opioids, mental health: Minnesota’s biggest health systems fashion cooperative effort
DULUTH — Thirteen Minnesota health systems — including Duluth-based Essentia Health — are joining forces to take on two of...
January 4, 2018 - 8:30pm
December 31, 2017
Killer Crisis: Wisconsin battling opioids on multiple fronts
Patty Schachtner suspects she saw a new level of desperation in 2017. The St. Croix County medical examiner this year determined a person died...
December 31, 2017 - 10:30am
Killer Crisis: Access to addiction medication in rural MN limited
PINE RIVER, Minn.—When Dr. David Laposky lost his job at Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Clinic here in November, about 150 patients...
December 31, 2017 - 7:02am