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December 1, 2018
Governor-Elect Tim Walz has come out in support of legal recreational cannabis in the state of Minnesota. With medical marijuana legal in 33 states and recreational pot legal in 10, it may seem only a matter of time, but the issue could lead to a power struggle in Minnesota's split Legislature. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch file photo
Will Minnesota become the next state to legalize weed?
December 1, 2018 - 9:00am
November 21, 2018
Community invitation to focus on childhood trauma and solutions
November 21, 2018 - 9:30am
November 15, 2018
Essentia Health certified tobacco treatment specialist Janet Ellevold, a registered nurse at the Brainerd clinic, holds a carbon monoxide breathalyzer-type device used to help patients measure the carbon monoxide levels in the lungs. Submitted photo
Essentia Health offers way to quit smoking for better health
November 15, 2018 - 3:00am
November 14, 2018
Bridges of Hope focuses on childhood trauma at church event
November 14, 2018 - 7:30am
October 17, 2018
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Heartbreaking obituary details 'darkness' of opioids
October 17, 2018 - 5:11pm
October 13, 2018
Sober Squad members Randell Sam (left), Brittany Egan and Colin Cash talk about their group's work to empower those suffering from addiction. That work includes the Rising to Recovery Walk, set for Sunday, Oct. 21, at Lum Park in Brainerd. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch
Rising to recovery: Sobriety group to raise awareness for local recovery initiatives
October 13, 2018 - 7:00am
September 25, 2018
Methamphetamine problem (Republic photo illustration)
Coming Wednesday: Substance abuse is addictive
September 25, 2018 - 9:30am
September 18, 2018
Charlie Weaver, executive director of the Minnesota Business Partnership, discusses how the opioid crisis has impacted the state's businesses and workforce during a news conference Tuesday, Sept. 18, in St. Paul. Christopher Magan / St. Paul Pioneer Press
Minnesota businesses confront opioid crisis
September 18, 2018 - 8:47pm
August 9, 2018
Treatment is half the battle against opioid addiction
August 9, 2018 - 4:00am
August 3, 2018
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Addiction is a disease. My drug-addicted parents showed me that.
August 3, 2018 - 9:00pm
July 11, 2018
Debra Hilstrom of Brooklyn Center stops by the Brainerd Dispatch offices Tuesday, July 10, to talk about her bid for Minnesota attorney general. Frank Lee / Brainerd Dispatch
Hilstrom shores up bid for AG's office
July 11, 2018 - 12:00pm
June 18, 2018
Mandy and Kevin Holesh relax with one of their two dogs at their RV. They were parked last week at Utah Lake in Saratoga Springs, Utah, far from their previous home in Pittsburgh. Photo for The Washington Post by Kim Raff
Rebel developers are trying to cure our smartphone addiction - with an app
June 18, 2018 - 7:33pm
May 17, 2018
Deb Davis, assistant regional director for the Northeast Human Service Center and director for its alcohol and drug program, has been with the agency since 1985. Eric Hylden / Forum News Service
Struggling to meet the need for drug counselors
May 17, 2018 - 7:19pm
May 12, 2018
Holly Gigure, a fitness and aquatics lead for Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute-St. Croix in Stillwater, connects electrodes to Mitchell Radziej's arm before a rehabilitation session on Wednesday, May 9, 2018. His older sister, Quinn Radziej, who serves as his personal care attendant, holds her daughter Amara while they wait for the session to begin. Ginger Pinson / St. Paul Pioneer Press
Minnesota man regaining life skills after surviving head-on collision
May 12, 2018 - 10:38am
May 11, 2018
Sam Anderson, founder of Central Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge, speaks to a large crowd Thursday at Cragun's Resort on Gull Lake. The event celebrated the organization's 10th anniversary. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch
Brainerd addiction center celebrates 10th anniversary
May 11, 2018 - 4:00am
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