heroin

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 Minnesota who now does educational workshops […]

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Some experts are calling the increase in the use of the drug heroin an epidemic, and are urging community leaders, parents and schools to act on this problem. Last year in Hennepin and Ramsey counties alone, 120 people died after using heroin and other opiates. In Mille Lacs County, four persons have died in heroin-related […]

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A: Yes, in the last year, the Sherburne County Sheriff’s Office has seen a large increase in heroin drug use. The Sherburne County Drug Task Force has identified and arrested multiple heroin users and dealers. The sheriff’s office has also seen several of these individuals get involved in other crimes, like theft and burglary so […]

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