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February 22, 2018
Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., stands up while addressing a group gathered to discuss opioid addiction in rural areas at the Hazen City Hall on Feb. 20, 2018. From left, Aaron Garman, medical director of Coal Country Community Health Center, Mercer County Sheriff Dean Danzeisen and School Resource Officer Michelle Anderson were among the community leaders who spoke at the event. Jenny Schlecht / Forum News Service
Communities big and small need a plan to combat addiction, Heitkamp says
February 22, 2018 - 10:59am
February 8, 2018
Mayor Scott Decker, right, and Wayne Stenehjem, ND Attorney General, spoke together at Thursday's State of the City event. A concern for both is the growing opioid crisis. Brandon L. Summers / The Dickinson Press
State of the City: Mayor highlights new projects, growing opioid concerns
February 8, 2018 - 7:44pm
January 22, 2018
A nurse holds a dose of methadone, a drug that suppresses withdrawal symptoms for heroin and other opioids, helping addicts to go clean. Patrick Springer / Forum News Service
Demand grows at methadone clinic while F-M opioid deaths, overdoses decrease
January 22, 2018 - 7:14pm
January 21, 2018
Jenny Schlecht
Shining our light on a problem to help our communities
January 21, 2018 - 9:23am
January 9, 2018
In October, President Donald Trump declared the opioid crisis a public health emergency, with more than 60,000 people killed by drug overdoses in 2016.
S.D. tribes sue pharmaceutical companies for 'creating the opioid epidemic'
January 9, 2018 - 8:01pm
Vernon Red Owl, a member of the Siseton Wahpeton Oyate Tribe in South Dakota, raises his arm as a motorist honks a horn in support as more than 200 protesters of the Dakota Access Pipeline construction gathered in Bismarck before marching across the Liberty Memorial Bridge to Mandan
Three South Dakota Indian tribes sue over opioid addictions
January 9, 2018 - 7:48pm
December 31, 2017
Gordon Basswood (from left), Tom Johnson and Joe Nickelson tell their stories at Mn Adult Teen Challenge in Minneapolis on Sept. 28. They are all recovering from opioid addiction.  (Jean Pieri / St. Paul Pioneer Press)
Despair can play role in opioid use: Experts say trauma, mental illness, inequities all factors
December 31, 2017 - 5:00am
December 28, 2017
ND sees steep drop in opioid painkiller prescriptions
December 28, 2017 - 6:41pm
December 26, 2017
Killer Crisis: Opioids become major Minnesota killer
December 26, 2017 - 7:25am
December 21, 2017
Faron Jackson Sr.
Minn. band sues opioid manufacturers, distributors
December 21, 2017 - 5:26pm
November 24, 2017
Morton County Sheriff's Office administers Narcan for first time
November 24, 2017 - 1:44pm
November 23, 2017
Heidi Heitkamp
Costs of opioid abuse much higher than previously believed
November 23, 2017 - 5:06pm
October 26, 2017
President Trump walks past reporters on Wednesday before his announcement on opioids. Bill O'Leary / Washington Post
Trump praised for discussing opioids, criticized for not providing money
October 26, 2017 - 5:19pm
President Trump waves to reporters as he departs for Texas on Wednesday. He is scheduled to make an announcement on opioids Thursday. Washington Post photo by Bill O'Leary
Trump set to make opioid announcement; victims of crisis want action not more words
October 26, 2017 - 7:13am
October 18, 2017
A Naloxone kit given out at the Fargo/Moorhead Good Neighbor Project contains needles and two doses of the drug used to counter the effects of opioid overdose. Dave Wallis / Forum News Service
ND state agencies take action after opioid exec order from Burgum
October 18, 2017 - 2:37pm
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