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Drug Overdose Deaths Exceed Traffic Fatalities for the First Time In Minnesota

By McCarton Ackerman

Despite efforts to curb abuse and to inform the public, the North Star State has been plagued by a number of drug-related problems. MORE  

Minnesota Mom on Trial for Giving Son Marijuana for Seizures

By Paul Gaita

Angela Brown faces two years in prison for providing her son with medicine that immediately provided relief for his intense seizures. MORE  

Man Sentenced to 20 Years for Synthetic Drug Deaths

By Victoria Kim

Charles Carlton was convicted of distributing synthetic hallucinogens that killed two teens in 2012. MORE  

Head Shop Owner Gets 17½ Years for Selling Synthetic Drugs

By Desiree Bowie

Jim Carlson's long prison sentence will serve as a testing ground for future synthetic drug prosecutions. MORE  

Minnesota Teen Pleads Guilty To Murder In Overdose Death

By McCarton Ackerman

A total of five teens were charged with third-degree murder in the death of Tara Fitzgerald from synthetic drugs. MORE  

Morning Roundup: Aug. 12, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Drunk driver that hit The Rock's mom charged with DUI, large amount of cocaine missing from French police HQ, and drunk police dog handler arrested for abuse. MORE  

Minnesota Launches Synthetic Drug Awareness Website

By McCarton Ackerman

KnowTheDangers.com is designed to educate the public about the harms synthetic drugs can cause. MORE  

Mexican Drug Cartel Allegedly Had Stash House In Minnesota

By McCarton Ackerman

Four men have been charged with operating the spot for an unnamed cartel. One has pleaded guilty, while another remains at large. MORE  

Morning Roundup: July 29, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Scott Disick swears off booze for Kourtney Kardashian, dozens arrested for drunk incidents at Keith Urban concert, and Chicago alderman arrested for DUI. MORE  

Morning Roundup: July 16, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Gerard Depardieu wants to make eco-friendly vodka, two men rob liquor stores with their pants, and couple comes home to find moaning meth addict under their bed. MORE  

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