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Carol Falkowski tells teachers attending a Minnesota River Valley Education District session of workshops about the emerging problems with the abuse of prescription narcotics and synthetic drugs, often marketed as bath salts and research chemicals. Tribune photo by Tom Cherveny

Prescription drugs, synthetic drugs emerge as big problems for Minnesota youth

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LAC QUI PARLE VALLEY — More than 470 instructors gathered Monday at the Lac qui Parle Valley High School to learn the latest strategies and digital technologies to employ in their classrooms.

The K-12 teachers with the Minnesota River Valley District schools also learned about the latest drugs available to students on the streets outside of their classrooms.

Some of these drugs are also being made available to them via the Internet.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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