Minnesota saw record overdose deaths last year, driven by fentanyl
The state recorded 1,286 overdose deaths in 2021.
St. Paul police report 7 suspected overdoses in 24 hours
The department reported that two of the suspected overdoses were fatal.
MDH reports sharp rise in drug overdose deaths during pandemic
More than 1,000 people died of a drug overdose in MN last year.
After 2 young people die, Roseville police issue drug overdose alert
Two young people have died in the past 24 hours, Roseville PD said Saturday.
Drug warning in Rochester after men aged 18, 22 die from overdoses
City police say drugs bought off the streets may contain potentially fatal substances.
Minnesota to receive nearly $8M in McKinsey opioid settlement
The money will go to opioid prevention and education in Minnesota.
Drug overdose deaths up 31% in the first half of 2020
Overdose deaths started to increase sharply in March, which coincides with the state-ordered lockdown for the COVID-19 pandemic.
Woman, 21, charged with murder of Mankato fentanyl overdose victim
The arrest was made nearly one month after the 23-year-old's death.
Anoka County sheriff issues warning after string of suspected overdoses
Four people have died this month.
Charge: Woman fatally struck by driver using morphine, oxycodone
A 69-year-old woman was walking home when she was hit.
3 overdoses in one day spark fears of 'contaminated' heroin in Ramsey Co.
At least two of the victims were saved by Narcan.
2 charged in connection with man's fatal overdose in Waconia
A 33-year-old man died after taking heroin combined with fentanyl.
St. Paul PD issues warning after 6 overdoses in one day
Police suspect the substance may have been laced with fentanyl.
Overdose deaths involving opioids, other drugs fell in MN last year
It's welcome news, but health officials say overdose rates are still at historic highs.
New DHS system will monitor doctors prescribing too many opioids
Healthcare providers will be put on improvement programs if they're giving out too many.
County jail staff hospitalized after possible exposure to opioids
11 staff members were checked over by medical staff.
What new Minnesota laws will go into effect July 1?
The Minnesota Legislature managed to pass laws relating to wage theft, marital rape and opioids.
Six found unconscious outside South St. Paul home after overdosing
Lifesaving efforts had to be administered.
Bill would make drug companies pay millions for opioid crisis
Manufacturers and wholesalers would be responsible for $20 million annually.
Suicide and fatal opioid overdoses continue to rise in MN
The latest figures, covering 2017, shows a continuing trend.
Statewide warning about fentanyl-laced pills that have already killed 1
The pills appear like legal oxycodone, but contain the deadly synthetic opioid.
Anoka Co. has at least 3 OD deaths over last 10 days
The local sheriff says the county sees "4-6 heroin overdoses every day."
Watch: Eden Prairie families devastated by opioids tell their stories
Eden Prairie police put together a video of interviews with two bereaved families.