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Leech Lake council declares emergency


CASS LAKE — The Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Tribal Council unanimously passed a resolution on Monday, declaring a public health emergency with respect to prescription medication and illegal drug abuse.

“Prescription medication is a highly addictive substance that affects all generations,” Chairman Arthur “Archie” LaRose said. “This problem needs to be addressed because addiction rates are increasing.”

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Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
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