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Goddard, Pickar move on in Crow Wing County sheriff's race
June 25, 2018
Crow Wing County Board: Out-of-home placements for children costly, on the rise
It's a growing problem with seemingly no end in sight. Out-of-home placements of children by social services or by corrections is on the rise...
June 25, 2018 - 12:31am
May 27, 2018
Unseen face of the opioid epidemic: Drug abuse among the elderly grows
WASHINGTON - The face of the nation's opioid epidemic increasingly is gray and wrinkled. But that face often is overlooked in a crisis that frequently...
May 27, 2018 - 10:37am
February 22, 2018
On front lines of opioid abuse, Minn. Judicial Council signs off on new tribal drug court
MAHNOMEN, Minn. — Within 48 hours this past December, White Earth Nation was hit with seven drug overdoses. In the months following, a...
February 22, 2018 - 5:50pm
January 5, 2018
Capitol Chatter: Special legislative election takes on statewide importance
ST. PAUL—A Minnesota Senate special election in the southeastern Twin Cities carries more importance than usual, with a statewide impact....
January 5, 2018 - 2:38pm
December 31, 2017
Despair can play role in opioid use: Experts say trauma, mental illness, inequities all factors
ST. PAUL — Jason Roberts watched his mother die of a brain aneurysm on Christmas Eve when he was just 4 years old. Joe Nickelson's mom...
December 31, 2017 - 5:00am
December 26, 2017
Opioids notebook: Genetics one of many causes for opioid addiction
Drug addicts may be able to partially blame their ancestors. "Genetics has a huge amount to do with who has a problem and who ends up getting addicted," said Dr. Sheila Specker, a University of Minnesota psychiatrist.. While genetics may not push someone into opioids instead of, say,...
December 26, 2017 - 7:57am
Killer Crisis: Opioids become major Minnesota killer
Opioid overdoses kill more Minnesotans than traffic accidents, and opioids are the leading drug killers.
December 26, 2017 - 7:25am
November 3, 2017
Expanded treatment coming to Minnesotans facing opioid 'personal devil'
ST. LOUIS PARK, Minn.—Abby Haley "fell in love." Jen Jensen encountered "my own personal devil." The women were talking about their addiction...
November 3, 2017 - 5:14pm
October 26, 2017
Trump praised for discussing opioids, criticized for not providing money
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump pledges a major campaign to fight unneeded opioid painkiller use, but it is not clear how his declaring...
October 26, 2017 - 5:19pm
October 14, 2017
The Regional Report: News from around the lakes area - Oct. 14
AITKIN A 1997 Aitkin High School graduate received a promotion to sergeant recently, the Aitkin Independent Age reported. Scott Rood received...
October 14, 2017 - 6:39am
July 28, 2017
Syphilis outbreak plagues Mille Lacs Band: MDH requests funding to support response
A syphilis outbreak among members of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe has the Minnesota Department of Health seeking additional public health funding. In a recent news release, MDH Commissioner Dr. Ed Ehlinger reported the outbreak was among three ongoing disease outbreaks in the state...
July 28, 2017 - 6:30am
July 5, 2017
Reader Opinion: Ounce of prevention
Benjamin Franklin once said, "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." Curiously when he made the comment he was writing about fire safety but today many use it when talking about other topics. I would relate this fantastic quote to the Boy Scouts of America and how they...
July 5, 2017 - 6:30am
April 1, 2016
Klobuchar learns about Crow Wing County's substance offender rehab
U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar met with local officials behind Crow Wing County's Drug Court rehabilitation and diversion program Friday, as well as...
April 1, 2016 - 6:54pm
February 14, 2016
OPIOIDS: The 'loaded revolver' in the medicine cabinet
Local doctors are sharing ideas and data in the campaign against a health crisis which the Centers for Disease Control says now kills more people...
February 14, 2016 - 4:08pm
November 2, 2015
Even doctors and nurses don't always have healthy lifestyles
(Reuters Health) - Even doctors and nurses don't always follow the healthy lifestyle choices they recommend for patients to reduce the risk of...
November 2, 2015 - 3:04pm