EPIDEMIC

Organizations In Minnesota Want Teens To Know The Dangers Of Vaping

Clearway Minnesota and Clay County Health discussed how to reach the youth.

MINNESOTA – As teens find savvier ways to vape without getting caught, Clearway Minnesota is on a mission to cut at the root of the vaping epidemic. The organization lobbies at the State Capitol to pass stricter tobacco laws. “We have four main policy goals: One is tobacco 21, the second is restricting or prohibiting all flavored tobacco products, the…

Sen. Heitkamp Hosts Discussion With Families Affected By Opioids

Many grandparents are raising grandchildren because their biological parents aren't able to

FARGO, N.D. —┬áSen. Heidi Heitkamp hosted a discussion to hear from grandparents who are taking care of grandchildren because their biological parents aren’t able to. The opioid epidemic, suicides, and other issues have left many parents unable to take care for their children. Heitkamp introduced a bill that would help caregivers deal with the challenges of caring for children, especially…

Sen. Klobuchar Urges President Trump to Take Action on his Pledge to Stop Opioid Crisis

The senator would like the President to sign bills she sponsored into law

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Senator Amy Klobuchar says President Trump’s decision to declare the opioid epidemic a public health emergency is a first step toward resolving the crisis. The senator echoes Representative Pelosi’s remarks and wants to see the president back up his words with actions and cash. Klobuchar has sponsored a number of bills in the Senate aimed at addressing…

Red Lake Indian Reservation Wants Help to Fight Opioid Epidemic

Leaders are considering banishing tribal members who are involved with dealing drugs

BELTRAMI COUNTY, Minn. — Red Lake Indian Reservation tribal leaders have declared a public health emergency. They are seeking outside help to deal with a heroin and opiate epidemic. Leaders are considering banishing tribal members who are involved with dealing drugs. They’ll discuss the option at a meeting August 1. Leaders say overdoses have increased significantly over the past few…