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DRUGS

In the past month, the cities of Marshall, Robbinsdale and St. Joseph approved moratoriums on sales. Other cities across Minnesota are also considering moratoriums as they weigh how they'll tackle enforcement.
Last year had twice as many deaths as the state saw 10 years ago, and numbers have climbed significantly since 2018 when there were just over 600.
A common misconception about harm reduction is that it actively encourages people to use drugs.
The Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office reported that the death of Samantha Myers, 19, of Pennock, is being investigated as a possible overdose of a suspected illegal narcotic substance.

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The Elk River man went into a coma and went into kidney failure after being injected with ketamine while struggling with police, according to the complaint filed in Minnesota U.S. District Court.
Matthew Kirkpatrick admitted to using meth prior to the January 2021 head-on collision that killed Larry Meyer.
Derek Malevich will begin serving a prison term as he awaits trial in the killing of Kristen Bicking.
A St. Cloud man is facing aggravated first-degree drug sale and drug possession charges after Chippewa County law enforcement authorities allegedly found a pound of methamphetamine, a handgun and a wad of cash during a traffic stop.
A warranted executed at a Duluth home yielded 57.6 grams of methamphetamine, amphetamine pills and drug paraphernalia.
This bill could shut down access to affordable drugs and hurt Minnesota seniors in particular.

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