OPIOID CRISIS

North Dakota to Receive $4 Million to Combat Opioid Crisis

The funds were awarded through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s State Opioid Response grant program. 

FARGO, N.D.—The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services awarded North Dakota a grant for over $4 million to continue combating the opioid crisis. The funds were awarded through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s State Opioid Response grant program. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration seeks to expand access to medication-assisted treatment and real-time data…

Poll Finds Just Enough Support To Pass Recreational Marijuana In North Dakota

Groups opposed to Measure 3 say it's a bad idea to legalize marijuana in the midst of the opioid crisis

A recent poll conducted in North Dakota on legalizing recreational marijuana shows voters favor it just enough to pass it. The poll conducted by The Kitchens Group found 51% support for passing Measure 3 with 36% against. It was conducted on behalf of LegalizeND, a pro-marijuana group. The poll has a 4.9% margin of error. If Measure 3 is passed…

Synthetic Opioids Are Proving to Be More Deadly than Prescription Opioids

Despite this sudden rise, law enforcement and medical professionals still look to combat the problem as a whole

FARGO, N.D. — For the past few years, opioid addiction has been a major issue in the Fargo-Moorhead area. But now, some more potent opioids have emerged on the scene. “Fentanyl is a hundred times as potent as morphine, and then there are some derivatives like carfentanil which has been around and can be obtained as hundred times as powerful…

Attorney General Sessions Will Visit Fargo Friday

The Justice Department says Sessions will make a "law enforcement related" announcement and deliver remarks on the opioid crisis.

FARGO, ND – Attorney General Jeff Sessions is coming to Fargo on Friday. Details regarding what Sessions plans to talk about are not being released. The Justice Department says Sessions will make a “law enforcement related” announcement and deliver remarks on the opioid crisis. Sessions said in a trip to North Carolina last week that the federal government will continue to…

NDSU School of Nursing Hosts Opioid Crisis Awareness Panel

NDSU School of Nursing Students Learn More About the Opioid Crisis in the Metro Through Experts

FARGO, ND — NDSU nursing students learned more about the opioid crisis happening in our area. The first annual Opioid Crisis Awareness panel brought in multiple experts on the disease to talk with students about the crisis. The panel is now part of the undergrads curriculum. It was put in place to make students more aware of the crisis that…

Minnesota Granted Nearly $17 Million for Substance Abuse Programs

State officials say less than 10 Minnesotans died of a heroin overdose in 2008

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota is investing nearly $17 million dollars into facilities and programs across the state to combat the opioid addiction crisis. State officials say less than 10 Minnesotans died of a heroin overdose in 2008. That number has since increased in the state by 430 percent, with 376 in 2016. Officials say $16.6 million will be…

West Fargo Police Chief Heith Janke Lays Out Goals for the City

After showing up at West Fest and at block parties throughout the past few weeks, he met with senior citizens at Sheyenne Crossings

WEST FARGO, ND — New West Fargo Police Chief Heith Janke continues to meet the community by hosting Coffee with a Cop. After showing up at West Fest and at block parties throughout the past few weeks, he met with senior citizens at Sheyenne Crossings. He spoke about cases he had in past jobs like racially charged violence, corrupt politicians…