drugs

West Fargo Police Department Hosts Drug Take Back Day

Their first event collected more than 200 pounds of unwanted prescription drugs

WEST FARGO, ND — The West Fargo Police Department is helping get rid of expired, unwanted and unused medications. They took part in a drug take back event. They are in conjunction with Fargo Cass Public Health as part of a grant they received from the Department of Human Services. Their first event collected more than 200 pounds of unwanted…

Governor Burgum, First Lady Kathryn Honor Michael Kaspari and the Run for Recovery

The Run for Recovery is about more than addiction awareness

FARGO, ND — Governor Doug Burgum and North Dakota’s First Lady are joining hundreds of runners in Fargo. The Run for Recovery is about more than addiction awareness. They’re remembering the life of a local leader. KVRR’s Nick Broadway joins us from Lindenwood Park with more. NICK BROADWAY, REPORTING: I’m near the main shelter at Lindenwood Park where hundreds of…

Mankato Police Release New Details on Man Who Drove His Car Through a Crowd

None of the injuries appeared to be life-threatening

MANKATO, Minn. — We have new information in the case of a young man deliberately driving into a crowd in Mankato Sunday. Police say a fight over drugs ended with 21-year-old Juan Lamas Jr. driving a Cadillac CTS sedan into the people in an apartment parking lot, injuring six. None of the injuries appeared to be life-threatening. A tire and…

Minnesota Nonprofit Quadruples Amount of Naloxone Giveaway

Naloxone is the drug that when given during an overdose can help reverse the effects and save a person's life

  MINNESOTA — With the increase on opioid overdose deaths all across the country, a Minnesota nonprofit is giving away four times the amount of naloxone to people in need. Naloxone is the drug that when given during an overdose can help reverse the effects and save a person’s life. The Steve Rummler Hope Network says they plan on giving…

International Overdose Awareness Day Celebrating Life in Fargo

These 144 pairs of shoes represent the amount of people that die from this disease every day in the United States

FARGO, ND — ReGroup is honoring International Overdose Awareness Day by celebrating life. People are participating in rallies all over the country and the Fed Up Rally! is happening here in Fargo. A bell rings every ten minutes to signify another person who has died from opioids and prescription drugs. “The struggle is real. Addiction is a struggle,” said Sarah…

Grand Forks Police Issue Warning on Fentanyl Laced Heroin

None of the overdoses have been fatal but all required life saving measures and medical attention

  GRAND FORKS, ND — Police in Grand Forks are warning the public about a dangerous drug that is circulating in the city. They believe heroin laced with fentanyl is responsible for at least four overdoses since Sunday. None of the overdoses have been fatal but all required life saving measures and medical attention. Police say there could be other…

Grand Forks Area Law Enforcement Issue Warning Over Tainted Meth Hitting the Area

Police are urging people in the community to be diligent and use caution with substance

  EAST GRAND FORKS, ND — Law enforcement officials are warning people after they say a bad batch of meth is being sold around Grand Forks. Police in East Grand Forks arrested one person yesterday for driving erratically and found they were using a controlled substance. During that arrest, they were called to a house in Grand Forks where a…

Walmart Employees Intervene After Devils Lake Grandmother Scammed Out of $8,000

She was told to purchase gift cards and send them in the mail overnight, concealed in a magazine

  DEVILS LAKE, ND — Police in Devils Lake say an 84-year-old woman has lost $8,000 in the “grandparents” scam. The victim received a call from someone claiming that her granddaughter had been in a crash in Ohio and that drugs were found in the car. She was told to purchase gift cards and send them in the mail overnight,…

Devils Lake Man Sentenced in Meth Drug Dealing Case

He was arrested for being in possession of 12 bags of meth, marijuana and drug paraphernalia

DEVILS LAKE, ND — A Devils Lake man is sentenced in a drug dealing case. Jeremy Crist, 40, will serve 10 years in federal prison and eight years of supervised release after his term is complete. Crist pleaded guilty to dealing drugs after authorities used an informant to arrange a meth deal with him. He was arrested for being in…

Essentia Health Hosts Panel on Opioid Crisis

Business leaders gather to discuss ways drug epidemic can be solved

FARGO, ND — It’s a drug killing more than 90 Americans every day: opiates. One mother understands that after sending her two sons to jail. “I was trying to save their lives,” Mary Locken said. Locken’s sons, 23-year-old Joe and 21-year-old Nicholas, were caught up in the storm of addiction. They started drinking alcohol and smoking marijuana at a young…