STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Lawmakers eye more ways to reduce synthetic drug problems
By Don Davis
Minnesota legislators are ready to take another stab at curtailing the use of synthetic drugs.
A House committee established to look at the problem issued nine recommendations Wednesday ... Posted on 1/30/14 at 9:59 AM
FARGO SCHOOL TALK SAFE SCHOOLS, SAFE KIDS: Sobriety Monitoring Program
By School Resource Officer Wes Libner, Soputh HighSchool Wes.Libner@fargo.k12.nd.us
Recently, I attended a meeting at Juvenile Court, where I became aware of an alternative sentencing program associat... Posted on 12/11/13 at 9:30 AM
THE NEW FORTY A tragic epidemic...
When I first saw the story about the Horace woman who hid a broken meth pipe in her vagina, I thought of the dozens of quips I could offer in such a situation. But then I looked at the young woman's a... Posted on 12/4/13 at 9:07 PM
GYPSYLYNSPEAKS Project Safe Bakken
The Bakken Shales have provided so many with jobs and financial freedom throughout the United States. People have flocked to the remote small towns of North Dakota in hopes to find work, and wealth in... Posted on 10/29/13 at 11:48 AM
THE PERIPHERY Mail Order Heroin
I once talked to a former drug addict who was a roadie for a rock-n-roll band. He shared about getting cocaine sent to him from his dealer back in LA when the band was on the road.
"How do you send c... Posted on 9/24/13 at 8:04 AM
A Middle River, MN, 16-year-old has been charged for allegedly selling prescription Hydrocodone on school property to another student. Pennington County Attorney Alan Rogalla believes the boy did not know how serious the crime was when he made the $6 sale.
Rothsay, Minn. (WDAY TV) - Results are in and they say nearly half of all high school seniors in Wilkin County are drinking on a regular basis. The Wilkin County Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs Coalition just released its results from a 2010 survey of middle and school students.
Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - North Dakota authorities are once again cracking down on synthetic marijuana. This after the state pharmacy board didn't properly notify the public of a ban, halting arrests and prosecutions last month.
(WDAY TV) - It appears meth dealers in our region are going solo after a significant decrease in meth busts in recent years because it's harder to get key ingredients, and some big operations were shut down. The Drug Enforcement Administration says the people making meth are mostly just doers, not dealers.
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