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Jenny Schlecht
Shining our light on a problem to help our communities
7 hours 15 min ago
January 9, 2018
From left, Zippy Duvall, president of the American Farm Bureau Federation, Anne Hazlett, assistant to the secretary for Rural Development at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and Roger Johnson, president of National Farmers Union, talk about rural opioid addiction during the American Farm Bureau Federation convention in Nashville on Jan. 8, 2017. American Farm Bureau Federation image
Farm Town Strong effort involves reducing stigma, increasing help for opiate addiction
January 9, 2018 - 12:40pm
January 4, 2018
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Farm Bureau, Farmers Union team up to confront rural opioid addiction
January 4, 2018 - 1:08pm
December 18, 2017
John Skipper, the president of ESPN, at his office in Bristol, Conn., July 25, 2013.  (Richard Perry/Copyright 2017 The New York Times)
ESPN's John Skipper resigns, citing a substance abuse problem
December 18, 2017 - 12:07pm
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
October 7, 2017
U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn.
Klobuchar's office to assess opioid needs with meetings around region
October 7, 2017 - 2:23pm
September 21, 2017
Patrick Kennedy, son of Ted Kennedy and nephew of JFK, talked Thursday at the Minnesota Hospital Association Annual Meeting at Madden’s Resort on Gull Lake. Kennedy, a recovering drug addict, has dedicated his life to helping people with mental health and chemical addiction problems. Steve Kohls/ Forum News Serviceplay button
Mental health brings a Kennedy to Minnesota, and he's not happy about state of affairs
September 21, 2017 - 8:55pm
August 9, 2017
Bottles of rye whiskey  (Tony Cenicola/The New York Times)
America's drinking problem is much worse this century
August 9, 2017 - 12:21pm
June 20, 2017
San Marco Apartments resident Stevie Fullerton (left) receives a hug from fellow resident Lisa Ronnquist on Tuesday. Ronnquist was one of the facility’s first residents when it opened 10 years ago to provide stable housing for chronic alcoholics and others who might otherwise go homeless. Center City Housing is hosting a public event on Thursday to celebrate the 10th anniversary of San Marco’s opening. Steve Kuchera /
10 years in, Duluth's San Marco Apartments considered a model
June 20, 2017 - 7:10pm
May 14, 2017
Mary Locken talks Monday, April 24, 2017, in her south Fargo home about turning in her two sons for drug abuse including Joe Horski, 23. Michael Vosburg / Forum News Serviceplay button
'What I needed to do': Fargo mom urged police to arrest her sons to save their lives
May 14, 2017 - 6:00am
May 5, 2017
Some people say they've found success with the "harm reduction" approach to problem drinking, where the goal is to cut back consumption without necessarily giving up alcohol completely. (Dreamstime/TNS)
Getting treatment for problem drinking — without giving up alcohol
May 5, 2017 - 11:04am
March 12, 2017
Joe Heller
A Doctor's Response: Pharmaceutical industry misleads on opioid-addiction epidemic
March 12, 2017 - 9:00pm
March 7, 2017
Vanguard Center for Gambling Recovery, Granite Falls, Minn., on Feb. 17, 2017.  Briana Sanchez / Forum News Service
Minnesota's first residential gambling treatment center remains only one
March 7, 2017 - 6:25pm
August 20, 2009
Eddy Gilmore: An added wrinkle in the casino debate
August 20, 2009 - 4:50pm
June 28, 2009
Unlike other programs, faith is at the heart of Duluth's Teen Challenge
June 28, 2009 - 12:00am