Forged Bond Gets Drug Murder Suspect Out Of JailA woman charged with murder is back behind bars after she was let out of jail with a forged bond. Beverly Burrell is charged in the overdose deaths of Nick Petrick and Luke Ronnei.
Starbuck Man Sentenced For Hiding Schwendemann's Body After OverdoseA Starbuck man was sentenced Thursday for hiding his friend's body in a cornfield after she died of a drug overdose last fall. Nickolas Ryan McArdell 21, pleaded guilty to one count of gross misdemeanor of interference of a dead body, according to the Douglas County Court Administration.
1 Dead, 3 Hospitalized After Weekend Overdoses In Beltrami Co.Officials in northern Minnesota say one person died and three people were hospitalized over the weekend after overdosing on heroin.
Rise Of Overdose Deaths In AmericaOn WCCO Sunday Morning, Esme Murphy spoke with Lexi Reed Holtum of the Steve Rummler Hope Foundation about the rise of overdose deaths in America, as recently highlighted in the New York Times
Man Convicted In Duluth Woman's Synthetic Drug DeathAn Eveleth man was found guilty Thursday in the overdose death of a 21-year-old woman in 2013. The St. Louis County Attorney's Office says Bryan Joseph Hodapp, 27, was convicted of third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the death of Krystal Wicklund.
Emotional Outbursts Follow Alexandria Woman's Murder SentencingAn Alexandria woman learned Friday she will spend more than seven years in prison for the murder of a man she loved. Jason Nyberg died in September inside the Minnesota Correctional Facility in Faribault after 34-year-old Melissa Guillette smuggled in methamphetamine and passed it to him.
Eden Prairie Police: 2 Die From Heroin Overdose, 1 Saved Due To NaloxoneEden Prairie police say two people are dead after overdosing on heroin in the past month. Meanwhile, police say another person who overdosed was saved by a heroin antidote.
Wis. Senate Panel To Take Up 3 Anti-Heroin BillsA legislative committee is poised to vote on three anti-heroin bills. The Senate's health committee is expected to vote on a bill Tuesday that would require opiate dispensers to enter prescriptions in a statewide database within 24 hours;
Police: Woman In Custody After Faribault Inmate's Fatal Meth OverdoseAn Alexandria woman is accused of smuggling methamphetamine into a Faribault jail, leading to the overdose death of an inmate. Faribault police say an inmate at Minnesota Correctional Facility Faribault was found dead in their cell on Sept. 5. An autopsy found that they had died from a meth overdose.
Dayton Declares Monday Minnesota Overdose Awareness DayIn honor of International Overdose Awareness Day, Governor Mark Dayton has proclaimed August 31 as Minnesota Overdose Awareness Day.
Albert Lea Inmate Charged In Teen's Overdose DeathA 26-year-old man was charged Wednesday with third-degree murder for the overdose death of an Albert Lea teen. Dustin Charles Chenevert, also from Albert Lea, is charged with the Feb. 28 death of 18-year-old Colton Jayce Poplow, who was found dead by his father and a friend in a South St. Paul hotel room.
Newport Woman Pleads Guilty In Husband's Overdose DeathA Newport woman pleaded guilty Friday to third-degree murder in the methadone-overdose death of her husband in 2013, according to the Ramsey County Attorney's office. Forty-four-year-old Jennifer Marie Johnson is accused of injecting her husband -- 32-year-old Dennis Parmuat -- with a fatal dose of her methadone in the early morning of March 30, 2013.

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