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Press Photo by April Baumgarten Like the rest of the country, western North Dakota is seeing an increase in prescription drug abuse, and several have reported their medicine stolen.

Bad medicine: Prescription drug abuse on the rise in ND, Dickinson sees several thefts

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In the early hours of the morning on Jan. 27 a man tried to break into The Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy in Dickinson.

In November, a man was convicted in Stark County of robbing Irsfeld Pharmacy in June. He told the court it was an attempt to get treatment for drug and alcohol abuse.

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Katherine Grandstrand
I graduated from Bemidji State University in 2007 with a bachelor's degree in mass communcations, from Columbia College Chicago in 2009 with a master's degree in journalism.  
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