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Father charged with murder in death of 3-year-old western Minn. boy
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Herberger's, other Bon-Ton Stores, to close
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April 17, 2018
Dozens arrested in takedown of multistate opioid distribution network
Dozens of people have been charged with distributing heroin and fentanyl in the takedown of a drug distribution network operating in West Virginia...
April 17, 2018 - 1:23pm
March 22, 2018
Opioid shortages leave hospitals looking for alternatives
DULUTH—Hospitals in northern Minn. and across the state have been scrambling to cope with a nationwide shortage of injectable opioid painkillers. "The supply is just inconsistent," said Gina Lemke, pharmacy director at St. Luke's hospital. "We can't place an order and trust...
March 22, 2018 - 6:08pm
March 20, 2018
MNLARS one of many bills lawmakers tackle near deadline
ST. PAUL — Gov. Mark Dayton seldom says he would veto a bill, but if it reaches his desk he promises to veto House-passed legislation to...
March 20, 2018 - 4:41pm
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
March 5, 2018
Opinion: St. Gabriel's a leader in opioid abuse prevention efforts
During the 2017 legislative session, opioid abuse prevention pilot projects to determine the cause of opioid abuse, as well as to allow hospitals...
March 5, 2018 - 9:30am
February 23, 2018
Opinion: Guns, opioids, alcohol, bad judgment and balance
Every person in America should have the privilege of driving a car if they meet the qualifications. Requirements involve passing written and driving tests and passing a vision test. Enough incidents of driving violations or driving impaired can certainly curtail and even eliminate...
February 23, 2018 - 11:30am
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 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 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