opioid

How To Help A Loved One Struggling With Addiction

Knowing what to do during an overdose can be a life or death situation.

FARGO, N.D. – It’s never easy seeing a loved one go through addiction and even harder seeing them almost lose their life because of it. “Addiction is an issue in our community and we need to reduce that stigma and get them help. So, help our loved ones, help our family members, help our employees, help our co-workers,” Fargo Police…

Grand Forks Police Respond to Two Opioid Overdoses in Two Days

Grand Forks police are urging citizens to take preventative measures including keeping naloxone available.

GRAND FORKS, N.D.–The Grand Forks Police Department has responded to two separate opioid overdoses in the past two days. In each case, CPR was performed and naloxone was administered by first responders. Both victims were revived and appear to have fully recovered. Grand Forks police are urging citizens to refrain from using illegal drugs and to take preventative measures including…

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…

MN Overdose Drops 17% From 2017 to 2018

MINNESOTA – The North Star State saw a big drop in drug overdose deaths in 2018. Preliminary statewide data shows that overdose deaths dropped 17% from 733 in 2017 to 607 last year. Officials say the numbers are promising, but that overdose deaths remain at historic highs and more work needs to be done to prevent and treat substance abuse….

Rep. Armstrong Tackles Addiction, USMCA & 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund

WASHINGTON – Criminal justice reform, addiction and farming. What’s being done in Washington to address these issues? North Dakota Congressman Kelly Armstrong is working on a bipartisan bill to give $5 billion over five years to fight the opioid epidemic. At least $4 million would be given to each state to reduce overdose deaths through prevention, treatment, and recovery. “If…

Lengthy Drug Investigation Leads To Numerous Arrests In Hubbard County

agents seized meth, cocaine, prescription opioids, Butane Hash oil and marijuana

HUBBARD COUNTY, Minn. — Eight people are in custody after a lengthy drug investigation in Hubbard County. Felony arrest warrants have been issued for two other suspects. During the investigation, agents identified several people involved in the distribution and use of controlled substances. While suspects were rounded up on Tuesday, agents seized meth, cocaine, prescription opioids, Butane Hash oil and marijuana….

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. — Sen. 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…

Candidates for Cass County Sheriff Discuss their Platforms Ahead of the Primary Elections

Throughout the next few months, both men are going to continue to show their dedication for Cass County

CASS COUNTY, N.D. — In November Cass County will have a new Sheriff in town and the race is between Jesse Jahner and Mike Kjera. After 20 years with the Cass County Sheriff’s Office, Jesse Jahner says he is ready to lead the department. “I’d be a voice for the people, the people elect the sheriff so to me it…

Opioid Overdose Drug Naloxone Has Been Recalled

A lifesaving drug used to save people from opioid overdoses is being recalled. The maker of Naloxone, also called Narcan, has discovered what it calls loose particulate matter on the syringe’s plunger. The medication has been quarantined by hospitals, distributors and retailers as a precaution. “It would just cause maybe more of a patient reaction, so there’s a wide variety…