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Risen Recovery sober house opens in Farmington next week for women to rebuild their lives after drug addiction. Founder Kari Rutman (center) will serve as the director along with support from board members, Kay Beckman (left) and Jessica Blaschko. Kara Hildreth / Contributor
Life after addiction: Risen Recovery opens to shepherd women toward new life during recovery
5 hours 49 min ago
Walz signs plan to make drug companies pay for fallout of opioid epidemic into law
May 22, 2019 - 5:52pm
January 30, 2019
Minnesota Capitol
Fee on opioid makers to fund addiction fight gains ground at Minnesota Capitol
January 30, 2019 - 8:04pm
December 16, 2018
Letter: Opioid legislation could endanger patient access
December 16, 2018 - 6:00am
November 18, 2018
Dr. Kristi Trussell
Viewpoint: The opioid crisis and the value of pain
November 18, 2018 - 9:00am
July 2, 2018
Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson announces Monday, July 2, 2018, that she is sueing the maker of OxyCotin pain killer over claims the company made, including that it was safer than it is. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minnesota sues over opioid crisis
July 2, 2018 - 3:12pm
May 10, 2018
Three Democratic Minnesota state senators sit in the back of the state House chamber Thursday, May 10, 2018, during a vote for a University of Minnesota regent. From left are Kent Eken of Twin Valley, Jeff Hayden of Minneapolis and Erik Simonson of Duluth. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minnesota Senate passes $20 million opioid bill
May 10, 2018 - 6:35pm
December 21, 2017
Dakota County to join lawsuit against opioid manufacturers
December 21, 2017 - 5:00pm
October 27, 2017
President Donald Trump departs after signing a presidential memorandum to declare the opioid crisis a national public health emergency Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017. Jabin Botsford / Washington Post
After some disappointment over Trump's opioid announcement, MN leaders expected to push for more money
October 27, 2017 - 4:04pm
February 21, 2017
Cindy Woldstad of St. Paul Park, Minn., lets the tears flow Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, during an anti-opioids rally in the Minnesota Capitol. A speaker thanked her for speaking up about a seven-year painkiller addiction. Don Davis / Forum News Serviceplay button
Ex-opioid addict: Doctors only want to prescribe 'pills, pills, pills, pills'
February 21, 2017 - 9:33pm
February 14, 2017
Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson shows a printout of a website, www.doseofreality.mn.gov,  that launched Monday, Feb. 13, 2017, to show how to battle opioid abuse.  Don Davis / Forum News Serviceplay button
Minnesota offers website as centerpiece in effort to warn about opioid dangers
February 14, 2017 - 8:55am
September 20, 2016
Minnesota set to up its fight against opioid abuse with $2.5 million in federal funding
September 20, 2016 - 5:00pm