Prescription drugs like Adderall and Ritalin are becoming common among high schoolers seeking a boost to help them with tests or homework assignments. Students say the drugs are easy to get and help them focus. One calls it "a necessary component to stay competitive in today's environment."
Ringo Starr's late cancellation of MN show was because he has COVID-19
The Beatles drummer was due to perform in Minnesota Sunday.
Fire destroys cafe, two other business properties in downtown Fairfax
A former pizza joint was also destroyed, while two other properties were damaged.
Woman dies from injuries in crash that killed her husband, another man
The couple in their 80s died in the collision near Lake Lillian.
2 Park Nicollet employees convicted of embezzling $500,000
The pair worked at a CPAP clinic in St. Louis Park.
No Jingle Ball this year? Twin Cities left off iHeartRadio holiday tour
The annual touring event usually visits the Xcel Energy Center.
Target gives first look at some of its Deal Days discounts
The Minneapolis retailer is holding its Deal Days event earlier than ever, in an attempt to drive sales after a turbulent year.
Man dies after crashing truck into western Wisconsin lake
The victim was unable to make it to shore despite being able to get out of his truck.
Sheriff: Man who didn't return to campsite died in ATV crash
It happened at the Foothills State Forest and Spider Lake ATV Recreation Area
Chinese billionaire settles lawsuit over alleged rape in Minneapolis
The tech billionaire was accused of sexually assaulting a University of Minnesota student in 2018.
Frontline worker payments: Over a million Minnesotans to get $487.45
Gov. Tim Walz says the payments will start going out on Wednesday.
Ed Sheeran to bring North America stadium tour to Minneapolis
It's the second show announced for the Vikings stadium in 2023.
GOP candidate Kim Crockett won't commit to accepting election result
Crockett has been a proponent of conspiracy theories regarding the 2020 presidential election.
Raid on St. Paul 'party drug' lab might be first in Minnesota
Authorities have busted what they say is certainly the first high-grade "party drug" lab they've found in Ramsey County, and it might be the first in Minnesota, according to the Pioneer Press. The residents of a St. Paul apartment are accused of breaking down prescription drugs, removing components and combining them with other chemicals to create what authorities refer to as "party drugs."
Doctors: Young people faking symptoms to get drugs
Students at the University of Minnesota tell the Star Tribune that the use of legal and illegal prescription drugs has become common on campus, and a new study says one in four adults fake symptoms to get drugs, news that has some doctors calling for tougher screening tests.
Southwestern Minnesota drug investigation leads to charges against 25
Most of the arrests were made in Redwood Falls and on the Lower Sioux Indian Reservation. A five-county drug task force spent a year on the case. Charges include possession and sale of heroin, meth, cocaine, marijuana, and prescription drugs.
Authorities might turn to police, dogs to sniff out drug use in Fargo public housing
Complaints about drug use and dealing, and violent confrontations with a meth user have the Fargo Housing and Redevelopment Authority considering police searches. Authorities say they need to protect a "vulnerable population" that includes elderly and disabled tenants who fear retribution if they speak out about the situation. But one newspaper says police searches are a "slippery slope" and can infringe on privacy rights.
More Minnesota students are earning college credit in high school
A new study lays out recommendations for boosting enrollment even further as more students take advantage of programs that can earn them college credits while still in high school. The programs can save students and their families thousands of dollars in tuition. Students who get an early start often do better once they're in college as well.
House approves tougher penalties on synthetic drugs
An overwhelming majority of Representatives voted on Wednesday to outlaw 250 more chemicals, slap more severe penalties on sellers and make it possible for authorities to quickly add new drugs to the list of banned substances.
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