The Somali community in the Twin Cities is dealing with its own opioids crisis right now. Several young people have recently overdosed on the powerful opioid fentanyl. A meeting Friday night was held to discuss the issue of opioid abuse.
New numbers released by the Minnesota Department of Health Tuesday show a 20 percent increasing in drug overdose deaths in 2019, reversing an improvement seen in 2018.
Police in St. Paul, Minnesota say there have been at least 28 suspected overdoses in the city in the city over the last six days, including two deaths.
Police say there has been a significant increase in the number of overdoses in St. Paul, Minnesota since last Friday
More than half of the money will go to the BCA, but the rest will be dispersed among Minnesota cities, counties and courts.
South Dakota's latest anti-drug campaign slogan, “Meth. We’re On It,” has not been as well received as originally hoped.
The City of Minneapolis is installing syringe drop boxes in public spaces over the next few weeks in an effort to clean up city streets.
A St. Louis Park couple is charged with child endangerment and child neglect after their 12-month-old baby ingested fentanyl, according to the Hennepin County Attorney's office.
St. Paul police are warning members of the public about an increase in drug overdose reports in the city over the last 24 hours.
Purdue Pharma filed for bankruptcy in the first step in a complex, multibillion-dollar plan by the maker of OxyContin to settle thousands of lawsuits brought against it by state and local governments over the nation's deadly opioid disaster.
Minnesota lawmakers agreed to fine drug companies in response to the current opioid epidemic.
Minnesota lawmakers push for change as opioid-related deaths spike.
The Hennepin County Sheriff's Office is hoping a new tool will help them combat the opioid epidemic.
The Minnesota Health Department joins businesses in addressing the opioid epidemic.
The numbers are staggering. More than 65,000 died in 2016 from drug overdoses, the vast majority from opioids, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control.
While the opioid crisis affects people from all walks of life, rural areas of the country often suffer with fewer treatment options available. But now, a new first-of-its-kind pilot program to help fight addiction is set to begin in eight Minnesota communities.
Prosecutors in Minnesota will make an announcement Thursday on whether or not anyone will be criminally charged in the April 21, 2016 death of music icon Prince at his Paisley Park estate.
A team of scientists from the University of Minnesota Medical School and Minneapolis Medical Research Foundation at Hennepin Healthcare are developing vaccines against heroin and prescription opioids.
The U.S. Surgeon General issued a rare public health advisory this week urging more people to carry Narcan, the potentially life-saving medication that can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose.
Police departments across the metro are training people on how to use Narcan, which is a drug that can reverse an overdose on heroin or other painkillers.