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Crow Wing County Board: Meth rears its head, again


Methamphetamine addiction is on the rise, the Crow Wing County Board heard Tuesday.

“We have families that are addicted to meth,” said Pat Sharbonda, Crow Wing County social worker. “It’s such an intense drug so many things can go wrong in these families.

“Safety factors, risk factors are through the roof. We have children being born testing positive for meth. We have toddlers in the home testing positive for meth.”

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Renee Richardson
Richardson is a Pacelli High School graduate from Austin, Minn., who earned an applied science degree from the University of Minnesota, Waseca, with an emphasis in horse management. She worked extensively in the resort industry. She received an associate’s degree from Central Lakes College, where she was editor of the Westbank Journal student newspaper, as well as a summer intern at the Dispatch. She graduated from St. Cloud State University summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in mass communications and interned at the St. Cloud Times covering business while attending SCSU. She's been with the Brainerd Dispatch since 1996.
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