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."
Williams Uptown Pub & Peanut Bar closes indefinitely after shooting
Reports say police have arrested two suspects in the incident.
Woman, 67, beaten to death in 'disturbing scene' in St. Paul home
It's the city's fifth homicide of the year.
A-Rod wears a Packers hat, Minnesotans lose their minds
The Timberwolves co-owner didn't endear himself to his fan base on Saturday night.
Police: Man shoots into crowd at funeral reception in Minneapolis
The shooting happened at a reception following a funeral on Saturday afternoon.
MN COVID patient dies after being transferred to Texas amid ventilator lawsuit
Scott Quiner, of Buffalo, was 55 years old.
Watch: Jimmy Garoppolo says 'F*** the Packers' after playoff win
The 49ers quarterback congratulated Robbie Gould in spectacular fashion.
America dunks on Aaron Rodgers after loss to 49ers
The Packers quarterback was destroyed on social media on Saturday night.
Foligno's OT winner gives Wild fans a happy Hockey Day
A slow start gave way to the Wild's fifth win in the past six games.
Winter weather advisory issued as Saturday snow arrives
Not huge totals expected, but any snow will likely impact travel.
Report: Ryan Poles is Vikings' 'top choice' for general manager
Poles was one of two finalists revealed on Friday.
Willis carries shorthanded Gophers to beat Rutgers
The senior scored a career-high 32 points to end a four-game losing streak.
Charges: St. Paul man had sexual contact 'multiple times' with 12-year-old girl
Marcus Steichen, 21, is charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct.
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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