New Minnesota Laws Going Into Effect July 1st

they range from the opioid epidemic to spousal rape law changes and the creation of a missing and murdered indigenous women task force

MINNESOTA — Along with a $48 billion budget, a new set of laws will take effect in Minnesota on July 1st. Twenty–one million dollars a year. That’s how much drug manufacturers will be required to pay the state starting next Monday. “There isn’t a stream of funding for prevention efforts in general, opioids in particular,” said Rory Beil, with Clay…

Hemp Farmer Charged With Selling Drugs

The level for commercial hemp cannot exceed 0.3 percent.

PRESTON, Minn. (AP) _ A Minnesota hemp farmer is facing charges after authorities claimed his products had more than the legal limit of the compound that makes users high. Court documents say products from Luis Hummel’s 5th Sun Gardens hemp farm in Lanesboro were sent to a lab for tests and found to have THC levels above 3 percent. The…

Fargo Police Issue Dangerous Drug Warning

Any time someone puts an illegal substance into their body, they don’t know exactly what is in it.

Courtesy of Fargo Police DepartmentFARGO, N.D. (June 12, 2019) The Fargo Police Department would like to remind the public of the dangers of using illegal drugs as well as the use of prescription medications outside the prescribed methods. Recently, there have been stories regarding overdoses occurring over a short period of time. This is often attributed to a “bad batch”…

Fargo Police Warn About Possible Tainted Marijuana in the Area

The marijuana has been sent to the State Crime Lab in Bismarck to be analyzed.

FARGO, N.D. (KFGO) – Fargo police are warning about a new illegal drug threat…possibly contaminated marijuana sold in Fargo that sent two people to Sanford Medical Center in Fargo this past weekend with serious reactions. One victim was reported to be in a coma. Another victim is cooperating with narcotic’s investigators as they track down the source of the drug….

Gov. Burgum Signs Bill Removing Minimum Sentences For Certain Drug-Related Offenses

It's the first bill he has signed of the 2019 Legislative Session

BISMARCK, ND — Gov. Doug Burgum has signed the first bill of the 2019 legislative session. The bill removes mandatory minimum sentences for certain drug-related offenses. It removes the mandatory minimum sentencing requirement for repeat offenses for manufacturing or delivering controlled substances, or possession with intent to manufacturer or deliver. The bill does not change the class of conviction. It takes…

Three Arrested In Fargo In On-Going Investigation Into Heroin Overdoses

warrant Was served at 3414 Birdie Street North in Fargo around 10:30 Thursday morning

Joseph Kiedrowski, Billie Jo McGinnis-Kiedrowski and Gina SteynFARGO, ND — An on-going drug investigation related to recent heroin overdoses in Fargo and Otter Tail County results in three arrests. A number of departments served a warrant at 3414 Birdie Street North in Fargo around 10:30 Thursday morning. Police say 39-year-old Joseph Kiedrowski of Fargo fled the scene but was found hiding…

Fingal Man Wanted On Drug Charges Arrested In Fargo On Halloween

Michael Ott faces a number of drug related charges including possession of drugs and paraphernalia

FARGO, N.D. — A Fingal man wanted by Barnes County authorities on drug charges was arrested on Halloween in Fargo. Michael Ott faces a number of drug related charges including possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia after authorities searched a home in Fingal on September 21st. Deputies also recovered some stolen items during their search. Travis Fagan of Lisbon was charged…

Fargo Cass Public Health Offers Free Naloxone Training

Everyone at the training got an emergency response kit with nasal spray

          FARGO, N.D. — You don’t have to be part of the fire department or ambulance to help if you see someone overdose. Fargo Cass Public Health offered a free naloxone training to the public. The class was completely full and even had a waiting list. Some people came because it relates to their work, but others…

Gov. Burgum, First Lady Host “Recovery Reinvented” Conference

The conference drew people from a wide variety of fields

FARGO, N.D. — Gov. Doug Burgum and his wife, First Lady Kathryn Helgaas Burgum, hosted a conference that brought together people from a variety of fields. They are all working on one common goal: recovery for addicts. One volunteer, Theresa Rassel, has been in recovery for alcoholism for 10 years. She says she knew she had to make a change when…