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The Sherburne County Sheriff’s Office in partnership with Know the Truth will be hosting two community forums with a focus on heroin use and addiction. These events are open to anyone who is interested in learning more about heroin and other illegal drugs that are being used in the community. The ...Read More
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• Lawmakers press for ability to use drug to counteract overdoses without fear of penalty Sen. Chris Eaton’s legislation to increase access to naloxone passed unanimously on April 8 in the Minnesota Senate. In doing so, lawmakers approved what has been termed “Steve’s Law” (Senate file 190...Read More
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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor While the city of Elk River’s 2014 budget won’t be finalized until December, it appears all but certain that funding for a drug task force detective will not be in it. Elk River Police Chief Brad Rolfe had asked for the detective as one means to help the city comb...Read More
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Related stories about the heroin problem •Heroin emerges as a growing problem statewide, and locally •Heroin: Cheap, accessible and very pure •Signs of substance abuse by Joni Astrup Associate Editor For Tom and Janet Weishalla, of Elk River, the first sign of trouble came when their son, Bobb...Read More
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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Shortly after Joel Brott became Sherburne County’s sheriff in 2009, he was invited to participate in an event about heroin. At that time there had been some heroin arrests in Sherburne County but it didn’t seem to be prevalent, he said. Today, that isn’t the cas...Read More
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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor How can you tell if someone you care about is abusing heroin or another drug? Carol Falkowski, who conducts educational workshops through her business, Drug Abuse Dialogues, said there are signs to watch for, but noted that adolescent addiction is particularly hard to...Read More
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by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Heroin has emerged as a growing problem in Minnesota, making inroads in Elk River and communities across the state. “We don’t live in Lake Wobegon. This can happen anywhere,” said Carol Falkowski. She is the former drug abuse strategy officer for the state of Mi...Read More
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