Everyone needs some warm fuzzies

Coalition member and First Light Health and Wellness Coordinator, Deb Wright, shared her thoughts on kindness in an article written and published in the Kanabec County Times. This week First Light is celebrating “Random Acts of Kindness” by spreading their kindness with “Seeds of Happiness”. These “Seeds of Happiness” started out as leftover lumps of […]

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Major marijuana busts in northwestern MN keep patrol busy

The Minnesota State Patrol says troopers have confiscated hundreds of pounds of marijuana in the past few weeks, discovering the drugs following traffic stops. Interstate 94 is a gateway between Minnesota and the great west for those seeking wide open spaces. It also appears to be a popular conduit for those seeking to traffic drugs. […]

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Meth, the Forgotten Killer, Is Back. And It’s Everywhere.

PORTLAND, Ore. — They huddled against the biting wind, pacing from one corner to another hoping to score heroin or pills. But a different drug was far more likely to be on offer outside the train station downtown, where homeless drug users live in tents pitched on the sidewalk. “Everybody has meth around here — […]

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OxyContin maker stops promoting opioids, cuts sales staff

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP said on Saturday that it has cut its sales force in half and will stop promoting opioids to physicians, following widespread criticism of the ways that drugmakers market addictive painkillers. The drugmaker said it will inform doctors on Monday that its sales representatives will no longer visit physician offices to […]

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