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April 11, 2019
University of Minnesota professor Jason Beddow was found dead in his St. Paul campus office on April 14, 2016, along with drug paraphernalia that tested positive for the presence of fentanyl. Submitted photo
Minnesota man indicted for shipping fentanyl that led to overdoses
April 11, 2019 - 10:04pm
March 16, 2019
Samples of pure drugs that could kill the average human - heroin, fentanyl and carfentanil, a synthetic opioid 100 times more powerful than fentanyl - at the New Hampshire State Police Forensic Laboratory in Concord.
Obama officials failed to focus as fentanyl burned its way across America
March 16, 2019 - 10:00am
March 9, 2019
Powdered fentanyl. Illustration by Bobbie Duchamp / Forum News Service
Counterfeit Oxycontin leads to state-wide alert in Minnesota
March 9, 2019 - 11:18am
February 13, 2019
A plastic bag containing fentanyl found in an envelope mailed to a family in rural Glyndon, Minn., discovered Tuesday, Feb. 12. The envelope contained 2.5 grams of the opioid.  WDAY
More than 1,200 lethal doses of fentanyl mailed to northwest Minnesota family
February 13, 2019 - 6:56pm
February 6, 2019
Thomas Nathan Billington.
Duluth man charged with fentanyl, heroin, cocaine sale
February 6, 2019 - 3:05pm
January 25, 2019
Duluth Police Chief Mike Tusken addresses the recent spike in overdose deaths during a news conference Friday. Since the start of the year, five people have died of overdose in Duluth. (Samantha Erkkila / button
Police: Opioid OD deaths spiking in Duluth
January 25, 2019 - 11:28am
January 24, 2019
Jacob Jordan Johnson, left, and Jamie Philanders McNeary.
Two arrested, charged in December overdose death
January 24, 2019 - 12:44pm
December 15, 2018
This killer opioid could become a weapon of mass destruction
December 15, 2018 - 3:57pm
December 5, 2018
Marshaun Clark (left) and Cody Tyler Hartling.
Update: Three charged following Superior heroin bust
December 5, 2018 - 8:30pm
October 8, 2018
U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn.
In Duluth, Klobuchar announces legislation that closes loophole in drug law
October 8, 2018 - 5:38pm
August 20, 2018
Trump urges Senate to pass bill cracking down on fentanyl shipments
August 20, 2018 - 3:59pm
August 14, 2018
Nebraska's state flag. Image from Wikipedia.
Nebraska becomes the first state to use fentanyl in an execution
August 14, 2018 - 3:18pm
July 16, 2018
(Courtesy Duluth Police Department)
Seven charged in Twin Ports fentanyl ring
July 16, 2018 - 6:37pm
July 11, 2018
Nevada blocked from carrying out nation's first execution using fentanyl
July 11, 2018 - 8:20pm
May 30, 2018
Minnesota sues over opioids
May 30, 2018 - 11:53am