Sections

Weather Forecast

Close

Opioids

November 10, 2017
Submitted / Tribune
John Schlegel, of Blomkest, passed away last week from a possible opioid overdose. He served in the United States Army, a member of the 1-24 Infantry Battalion. While serving in Alaska he injured himself playing hockey. The resulting nerve pain lead him to pain medication and a battle with addiction.
Opioid addiction devastates Blomkest vet's family, who are now hoping to help others
November 10, 2017 - 10:46pm
October 27, 2017
President Donald Trump departs after signing a presidential memorandum to declare the opioid crisis a national public health emergency Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017. Jabin Botsford / Washington Post
After some disappointment over Trump's opioid announcement, MN leaders expected to push for more money
October 27, 2017 - 4:04pm
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
President Trump waves to reporters as he departs for Texas on Wednesday. He is scheduled to make an announcement on opioids Thursday. Washington Post photo by Bill O'Leary
Trump set to make opioid announcement; victims of crisis want action not more words
October 26, 2017 - 7:13am
October 16, 2017
U.S. Rep. Tom Marino, R-Pa., left, sponsored the law that weakened the DEA's enforcement abilities. Seen with Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., in 2015, Marino is nominated to be the nation's drug czar. Bloomberg photo by Andrew Harrer
How drug companies triumphed over the DEA in 2016 and kept opioids flowing
October 16, 2017 - 1:17pm
October 8, 2017
CHI St. Gabriel's Health's Dr. Heather Bell (left), family practice physician; Kathy Lange, foundation director; Lee Boyles, president, and Dr. Kurt DeVine, family practice physician, pose for a photo with U.S. Sen Al Franken (center). Those behind the opioid project in Little Falls traveled to Washington in September to brief Congress on how to replicate the program elsewhere in the country. Submitted photo.
Nation takes note of Little Falls anti-opioid abuse effort
October 8, 2017 - 7:20am
August 9, 2017
President Donald Trump (R), flanked by Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Tom Price, delivers remarks on North Korea during an opioid-related briefing at Trump's golf estate in Bedminster, New Jersey, U.S., August 8, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
Trump vows to 'win' against opioids, but doesn't declare national emergency
August 9, 2017 - 9:20am
August 2, 2017
Mary Ann Sens, Grand Forks County Coroner, Professor and Chair of the University of North Dakota Department of Pathology, joins Steve Gilpin, special agent with the state Bureau of Criminal Investigations, and Sue Thompson, wellness coordinator at Polk County Public Health discussing the opiod epidemic forum Wednesday, Aug. 2, at UND. Eric Hylden / Forum News Service
Drug experts at Grand Forks forum see confluence of factors behind opioid crisis
August 2, 2017 - 9:34pm
August 1, 2017
Commission on opioid addiction asks Trump to declare national emergency on overdoses
August 1, 2017 - 8:45am
July 24, 2017
Hundreds march down U.S. Highway 1 on Monday, July 24, in Red Lake's Walk Against Substance Abuse. Jillian Gandsey / Forum News Serviceplay button
'We're going to rise': Red Lake gathers to address opioid crisis
July 24, 2017 - 5:48pm
Utah couple arrested after drugging heroin-addicted newborn to hide symptoms, police say
July 24, 2017 - 7:05am
July 2, 2017
Deb McLaughlin of Greenbush, Maine, swings a toddler and her 3-year-old grandson in her back yard on June 30. She and her husband foster their grandson, who was born addicted to drugs, along with a toddler from another family. Tristan Spinski/For The Washington Post
Nation's opioid crisis overwhelms foster-care system
July 2, 2017 - 11:00am
June 26, 2017
An Okla. doctor prescribed so many painkillers, she's been charged with murdering her patients, authorities say
June 26, 2017 - 7:33am
June 2, 2017
A used needle sits on the ground in a park in Lawrence, Massachusetts, U.S., May 30, 2017, where individuals were arrested earlier in the day during raids to break up heroin and fentanyl drug rings in the region, according to law enforcement officials. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
State and local governments are suing drug companies over opioids, but it's an uphill battle
June 2, 2017 - 8:06am
May 16, 2017
Pixabay
'I was in total shock': Ohio police officer accidentally overdoses after traffic stop
May 16, 2017 - 8:38pm
randomness