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Law enforcement agencies across the country, including many in the Northland, will accept unneeded prescription drugs for safe disposal on Saturday. "There were more opioid-related deaths last year than the year before," Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson said in a news release. "Safely disposing of prescription drugs that are no longer needed keeps them from being diverted or abused, or being accidentally swallowed by children," The event is part of the 14th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.
Minnesota and Wisconsin were among the top states for volunteering last year, according to a report released earlier this month. The Corporation for National and Community Service said 35.4 percent of Minnesota residents volunteered in 2015, which was second-highest in the country. Wisconsin ranked a close third, at 35.3 percent. Machelle Kendrick, director of marketing and communications for the Head of the Lakes United Way, said the people in the Northland constantly are asking "what can we do to help?"
To lessen the environmental impact along pipeline construction routes, Enbridge announced Monday the creation of a new grant program. Called the Ecofootprint Grant Program, communities in North Dakota, Minnesota and...
ST. PAUL — Koochiching County is among 24 Minnesota counties affected by summer flooding that were added to a federal disaster declaration on Friday. The Red Lake Band of Chippewa...
Duluth Mayor Don Ness and other local leaders Friday welcomed passage of funding for local projects included in the statewide bonding measure expected to be signed soon by Gov. Mark Dayton. “This is a very good bill for the city of Duluth,” Ness said in a statement. “All three of these projects are important for our city.