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Experts: Heroin Is A Public Health Crisis

In the aftermath of the death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, some experts say the heroin problem is now an epidemic both nationally and here in Minnesota. Deaths by overdose driven by the prescription opiates have eclipsed death by car accidents in this country.

02/03/2014

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02/03/2014

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Anoka County Holds Forums To Discuss Heroin Danger

Authorities in Anoka County are holding three community forums to discuss the dangers of heroin, opiates and prescription painkillers.

01/26/2014

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‘Steve’s Law’ Seeks To Fight Heroin Epidemic

A woman who lost her fiancé to a heroin overdose says Minnesota lawmakers can do something about a growing epidemic that will save lives. On Saturday night, the Steve Rummler Hope Foundation hosted an event at Tuttles in Hopkins to raise awareness about drug addiction. Rummler died three years ago after a heroin overdose. He battled a prescription drug addiction for years following a back injury.

01/25/2014

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Man, 22, Charged With Murder In Woman’s Heroin Overdose

A 22-year-old Ham Lake man faces murder charges for giving heroin last summer to a woman who died of an overdose. Rex Dallas David Fernald is charged with third-degree murder in connection to the death of a 28-year-old woman, the Anoka County Attorney’s Office says.

01/17/2014

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Heroin-Related Deaths In Metro On The Rise, Users Getting Younger

It’s a troubling trend and a warning for parents: There was a record number of deaths connected to heroin overdose in Hennepin County last year. Fifty-four people died in 2013, that’s up substantially from eight deaths in 2010, the year law enforcement notice an upward trend in overdoses.

01/17/2014

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Mpls. Heroin Dealer Sentenced In Little Falls Teen’s Overdose Death

A 30-year-old Minneapolis man has been sentenced to over 11 years in prison for his involvement in the heroin overdose death of a Little Falls teen, the Morrison County Attorney’s Office announced Monday.

12/30/2013

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Senator, County Sheriff Calling For Officers To Carry Heroin Antidote

There’s a drug that works as an antidote to save someone overdosing from heroin. Now a Minnesota state senator who lost her own daughter that way wants all law enforcement officers to carry it.

12/10/2013

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Mpls. Heroin Dealer Found Guilty In Death Of Little Falls Teen

A Minneapolis man has been charged with the murder of a Little Falls woman who died of a heroin overdose. According to the Morrison County Attorney’s office, 30-year-old Keon “Bird” Mangun sold heroin to Brandon Bedford in north Minneapolis on Feb. 27, 2012. Bedford then gave the heroin to 19-year-old Miranda Gosiak of Little Falls on that evening and on the afternoon of Feb. 28, when she died of an overdose. A Morrison County District Court jury returned a guilty verdict against Mangun Wednesday evening on a charge of 3rd-degree murder.

10/31/2013

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Leader Of Drug Ring In ND, MN Sentenced To Prison

A man who admitted forming a ring that supplied drugs across North Dakota and Minnesota has been sentenced to federal prison. Twenty-seven-year-old Noah Berglund, of Roseau, Minn., was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Fargo, N.D., on Monday to 10 years in prison and three years of supervised release.

06/25/2013

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Documentary Addresses Rise In Minn. Heroin Abuse

Twin Cities Public Television will air programs this month examining the dramatic rise in heroin and prescription opiate abuse in Minnesota. “Heroin at Home” is a two-part documentary produced by tpt and the Minnesota Department of Human Services.

06/11/2013

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Highly Potent Heroin Has Tight Grip On Metro

Heroin deaths in the Twin Cities are on pace to hit a new record this year. So far in 2013, 15 people have died from heroin overdose in Hennepin, Scott, and Dakota counties. It isn’t a new problem, but is far more dangerous than a few years ago.

06/06/2013

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Police Make Dakota County’s Largest-Ever Heroin Bust

Authorities say they believe an arrest last week has resulted in the largest-ever heroin bust in Dakota County.

04/02/2013

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Minn. Woman Pleads Guilty To Giving Daughter Heroin

A 37-year-old woman has pleaded guilty to drug charges alleging she gave her 12-year-old daughter heroin, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman announced Wednesday.

01/30/2013

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Expert: Treatments For Heroin At Record High In Twin Cities

While the use of prescription opiates is down, drug expert Carol Falkowski says there’s seeing a record number of people going into treatment for heroin addiction.

01/28/2013

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