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January 10, 2018
Cousins, Brenda Diver (from left), Ashley Diver, and John Diver are members of the Fond Du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa are with Natives Against Heroin. The group holds these signs to inform occupants of known drug houses to offer support and to inform the residents that resources that are available to them. Clint Austin / Forum News Serice
Fond du Lac group continues to take action on drug use
January 10, 2018 - 7:14pm
December 31, 2017
The North Dakota State Procurement Office is currently accepting bids for a software tracking program that will track medical marijuana "seed to sale." Forum News Service file photo.
ND to track medical pot from 'seed to sale' to keep drugs out of wrong hands
December 31, 2017 - 8:02pm
December 29, 2017
Erica Dischino / Tribune

Mary and Dave Baker lost their 25-year-old son, Dan Baker, to an opioid addiction in 2011. Dan became addicted to opioids after he was prescribed vicodin to treat a herniated disc. Dave Baker, a member of the state House of Representatives, turned his pain into passion and plans to offer legislation that could make Minnesota the first in the nation to require drug companies to pay a surcharge of one cent on each opioid pill sold.
Proposed legislation by Willmar's Rep. Baker could make drug companies pay to address addiction
December 29, 2017 - 6:22am
December 28, 2017
Dreamos, the Stutsman County Sheriff's Office canine officer, lays in front of more than 198 pounds of marijuana seized after a traffic stop about 9 miles east of Jamestown on Interstate 94 Monday morning. Courtesy / Stutsman County Sheriff's Office
Seizure on I-94 of 198 pounds of pot near Jamestown could be largest in sheriff's office history
December 28, 2017 - 9:57pm
Tom Cherveny / Tribune

Methamphetamine represents the major drug issue in Yellow Medicine County. The Sheriff's Office reports that the use of meth is occurring at similar rates in all of the county's communities.
Meth remains most prevalent drug of abuse in two SW Minn. counties
December 28, 2017 - 7:17am
December 19, 2017
Zane Robert Stigen
Appeals court overturns northwest Minn. man's meth conviction
December 19, 2017 - 7:25pm
December 4, 2017
Brandon Roy is charged in the fatal shooting.
Authorities release name of northern Minn. shooting victim
December 4, 2017 - 7:22pm
November 30, 2017
Carstie Clausen
Minnesota man who shot at federal helicopter sentenced to 60 months
November 30, 2017 - 4:09pm
November 24, 2017
Socrates Rosenfeld  (Submitted photo)
Company hopes to be 'Amazon of Cannabis' in such places as ND
November 24, 2017 - 9:30am
November 20, 2017
Several counterfeit Percocet pills seized by authorities in Georgia; agents said the pills actually contain fentanyl analogs. Handout courtesy of Georgia Bureau of Investigation
Counterfeit opioid pills are tricking users - sometimes with lethal results
November 20, 2017 - 8:23am
November 14, 2017
Alvarado-Robles and Flores-Solis had 141 pounds of pure fentanyl in their Queens apartment, the Drug Enforcement Administration said. It was the largest seizure of the powerful opioid in U.S. history, according to the DEA.  Photo handout from the Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor for the City of New York
Mexican traffickers make NYC a fentanyl hub
November 14, 2017 - 10:41am
November 7, 2017
In an undated handout photo, Scott Ostrem, who was arrested on Nov. 2, 2017 as a suspect in the fatal shooting of three people at a Walmart in the Denver suburbs. Officers staking out an apartment complex spotted Ostrem driving by in the same red Mitsubishi he reportedly used to flee the scene of the shooting just hours earlier. (Thornton Police Dept. via The New York Times)
Accused Walmart gunman haunted by voices for decades after taking acid, sister says
November 7, 2017 - 12:14pm
October 25, 2017
Minnesotans asked to drop off unneeded drugs during Saturday event
October 25, 2017 - 1:54pm
October 16, 2017
Todd Rundgren   Photo by Wikimedia Commons
Recording artist Melissa Etheridge performs the national anthem before a game between the New York Knicks and the Golden State Warriors at Madison Square Garden.  Brad Penner /USA TODAY Sports
Aging rock stars Rundgren, Etheridge face court hearings in ND after marijuana, hash charges at border
October 16, 2017 - 9:36pm
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