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One weekend, five heroin overdoses in Duluth

Duluth police say over the weekend they responded to four separate incidents in which five people overdosed, one of them fatally. Both the amount of heroin coming into the city and its potency have increased in the past year.
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Duluth police say over the weekend they responded to four separate incidents in which five people overdosed, one of them fatally. Both the amount of heroin coming into the city and its potency have increased in the past year.

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