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May 19, 2018
Like a preacher during a blizzard, Rep. Liz Olson of Duluth offers a prayer with few in the audience Saturday, May 19, 2018, in the Minnesota House chamber. Most lawmakers had little to do on the next-to-last day of the year's session as committee chairmen and legislative leaders made most of the decisions. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Dayton plans to veto most major legislation
May 19, 2018 - 9:17pm
May 12, 2018
Many issues still on the table as Minnesota legislative session enters its final week
May 12, 2018 - 10:23am
May 10, 2018
Three Democratic Minnesota state senators sit in the back of the state House chamber Thursday, May 10, 2018, during a vote for a University of Minnesota regent. From left are Kent Eken of Twin Valley, Jeff Hayden of Minneapolis and Erik Simonson of Duluth. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minnesota Senate passes $20 million opioid bill
May 10, 2018 - 6:35pm
May 2, 2018
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CHI St. Gabriel's Health in Little Falls has modeled the control of opioid prescriptions and the use of Suboxone to assist those addicted to opioids. Dr. Heather Bell, right, speaks about the program in Little Falls as U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar listens Tuesday during a meeting in Montevideo where the Chippewa County-Montevideo Hospital is implementing its own program with help from a state grant.
'It's hope': Montevideo pilots anti-opioid effort
May 2, 2018 - 10:26pm
April 27, 2018
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Two regional providers receive opioid prevention grants
April 27, 2018 - 6:30am
April 22, 2018
Crunch time: Minnesota lawmakers have less than five weeks to tackle long list of issues
April 22, 2018 - 6:19am
April 19, 2018
Minnesota officials detail extent of opioid crisis, highlight treatment programs
April 19, 2018 - 8:21pm
April 17, 2018
Attorney General Jeff Sessions during a roundtable discussion about immigration and sanctuary cities, hosted by President Donald Trump in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, in Washington, March 20, 2018. (Doug Mills/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)
Dozens arrested in takedown of multistate opioid distribution network
April 17, 2018 - 1:23pm
March 22, 2018
Opioid shortages leave hospitals looking for alternatives
March 22, 2018 - 6:08pm
March 20, 2018
Work under the Minnesota Capitol dome has increased in recent days as deadlines approach for the 2018 edition of the Minnesota Legislature. Don Davis / Forum News Service
MNLARS one of many bills lawmakers tackle near deadline
March 20, 2018 - 4:41pm
March 16, 2018
Salmonella cases linked to consuming opioid substitute kratom
March 16, 2018 - 9:58am
March 6, 2018
A 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health estimated that 3.8 million Americans use opioids for nonmedical reasons every month. They are commonly handed to patients following all manner of surgery, whether they need them or not. (Paul Rogers/The New York Times/Copyright 2018/New York Times)
Opioids no better than common painkillers in chronic pain study
March 6, 2018 - 3:27pm
February 18, 2018
Five ways Minnesota is tackling the opioid crisis
February 18, 2018 - 6:01am
Anne Emerson, shown in her home in Ramsey, Minn., on Thursday, Feb. 8, lost her fiance, Ryan, to a heroin overdose December 3, 2017. (Jean Pieri / St. Paul Pioneer Press)
Two sides of the opioid crisis in Minnesota: New opioid addiction treatments are saving lives, but not everyone has access
February 18, 2018 - 6:00am
February 17, 2018
Minnesota state Rep. Dave Baker of Willmar says on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, that he supports adding a penny state charge onto every opioid pill, to fund drug abuse programs. But he could not say that he would get votes from fellow Republicans for what could be seen as a new tax.
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Tribune Opinion: Minnesota opioids bill is a brave and needed proposal
February 17, 2018 - 10:35am
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