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Jenny Schlecht
Shining our light on a problem to help our communities
7 hours 14 min ago
January 18, 2018
Local View: Opioid epidemic can be solved, starting with the doctors doing the prescribing
January 18, 2018 - 6:48pm
January 9, 2018
In October, President Donald Trump declared the opioid crisis a public health emergency, with more than 60,000 people killed by drug overdoses in 2016.
S.D. tribes sue pharmaceutical companies for 'creating the opioid epidemic'
January 9, 2018 - 8:01pm
Vernon Red Owl, a member of the Siseton Wahpeton Oyate Tribe in South Dakota, raises his arm as a motorist honks a horn in support as more than 200 protesters of the Dakota Access Pipeline construction gathered in Bismarck before marching across the Liberty Memorial Bridge to Mandan
Three South Dakota Indian tribes sue over opioid addictions
January 9, 2018 - 7:48pm
January 4, 2018
Essentia Health-St. Mary's Medical Center on East Third Street in Duluth. (News Tribune file photo)
Minnesota health systems target opioids, mental health
January 4, 2018 - 8:01pm
December 31, 2017
Killer Crisis: Wisconsin battling opioids on multiple fronts
December 31, 2017 - 10:30am
This methadone clinic in Brainerd, now owned by Valhalla Place, serves about 400 patients facing opioid addiction. Steve Kohls / Forum News Service
Killer Crisis: Access to addiction medication in rural MN limited
December 31, 2017 - 7:02am
Gordon Basswood (from left), Tom Johnson and Joe Nickelson tell their stories at Mn Adult Teen Challenge in Minneapolis on Sept. 28. They are all recovering from opioid addiction.  (Jean Pieri / St. Paul Pioneer Press)
Despair can play role in opioid use: Experts say trauma, mental illness, inequities all factors
December 31, 2017 - 5:00am
December 29, 2017
Dr. Harold Tu. Courtesy photo / University of Minnesota
Killer Crisis: Changing prescribing behavior requires education for doctors, patients
December 29, 2017 - 7:07am
December 28, 2017
Demonstrators against opioids hold signs at a recent event on the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe reservation in northern Minnesota recently. Photo credit: Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe
Killer Crisis: Fight between Mille Lacs County, Ojibwe threatens opioid response
December 28, 2017 - 10:51am
December 26, 2017
Opioids notebook: Genetics one of many causes for opioid addiction
December 26, 2017 - 7:57am
Killer Crisis: Opioids become major Minnesota killer
December 26, 2017 - 7:25am
December 21, 2017
Faron Jackson Sr.
Minn. band sues opioid manufacturers, distributors
December 21, 2017 - 5:26pm
November 30, 2017
County attorneys in Minnesota sue opioid manufacturers, distributors
November 30, 2017 - 8:14pm
November 10, 2017
John Schlegel, of Blomkest, passed away last week from a possible opioid overdose.  Submitted photo
Opioid addiction devastates Minn. veteran's family, who are now hoping to help others
November 10, 2017 - 5:39pm