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June 25, 2018
Crow Wing County Community Services Division Manager Kara Griffin sits at the head of the table with Community Services Director Kara Terry to her right as they give an update to the board of commissioners at the committee of the whole meeting Tuesday, June 19, about out-of-home placements for children. Frank Lee / Brainerd Dispatch
Crow Wing County Board: Out-of-home placements for children costly, on the rise
June 25, 2018 - 12:31am
May 27, 2018
Temazepam 10mg tablets photo from Wikimedia Commons
Unseen face of the opioid epidemic: Drug abuse among the elderly grows
May 27, 2018 - 10:37am
February 22, 2018
On front lines of opioid abuse, Minn. Judicial Council signs off on new tribal drug court
February 22, 2018 - 5:50pm
January 5, 2018
The Minnesota Senate on May 1, 2017. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Capitol Chatter: Special legislative election takes on statewide importance
January 5, 2018 - 2:38pm
December 31, 2017
Gordon Basswood (from left), Tom Johnson and Joe Nickelson tell their stories at Mn Adult Teen Challenge in Minneapolis on Sept. 28. They are all recovering from opioid addiction.  (Jean Pieri / St. Paul Pioneer Press)
Despair can play role in opioid use: Experts say trauma, mental illness, inequities all factors
December 31, 2017 - 5:00am
December 26, 2017
Opioids notebook: Genetics one of many causes for opioid addiction
December 26, 2017 - 7:57am
Killer Crisis: Opioids become major Minnesota killer
December 26, 2017 - 7:25am
November 3, 2017
"I fell in love" with opioids, Abby Haley tells reporters on Friday, Nov. 3, 2017. Now, she said, she has been off drugs more than two years. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Expanded treatment coming to Minnesotans facing opioid 'personal devil'
November 3, 2017 - 5:14pm
October 26, 2017
President Trump walks past reporters on Wednesday before his announcement on opioids. Bill O'Leary / Washington Post
Trump praised for discussing opioids, criticized for not providing money
October 26, 2017 - 5:19pm
October 14, 2017
The Regional Report: News from around the lakes area - Oct. 14
October 14, 2017 - 6:39am
July 28, 2017
Syphilis outbreak plagues Mille Lacs Band: MDH requests funding to support response
July 28, 2017 - 6:30am
July 5, 2017
Reader Opinion: Ounce of prevention
July 5, 2017 - 6:30am
April 1, 2016
U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar speaks during a meeting on Crow Wing County's Drug Court program Friday in the jury assembly room of the county judicial center as Judge Earl Maus looks on. Zach Kayser/Brainerd Dispatch
Klobuchar learns about Crow Wing County's substance offender rehab
April 1, 2016 - 6:54pm
February 14, 2016
Dr. Robert Westin, chief medical officer of Cuyuna Regional Medical Center, speaks Tuesday on prescription drug abuse as Dr. Tom Bracken, chief medical officer of Mille Lacs Health System, center, and Dr. Peter Henry, chief medical officer of Essentia Health Central Region, look on. Zach Kayser/Brainerd Dispatch. play button
OPIOIDS: The 'loaded revolver' in the medicine cabinet
February 14, 2016 - 4:08pm
November 2, 2015
Doctors and nurses don't always follow the healthy lifestyle choices they recommend for patients to reduce the risk of medical problems like obesity, heart disease and diabetes, a U.S. study suggests. Illustration
Even doctors and nurses don't always have healthy lifestyles
November 2, 2015 - 3:04pm