Tagged overdose deaths


Two men charged with opioid sales

Two men were charged Friday with first degree drug sales in connection to the recent uptick in opioid overdoses in the area. According to the criminal complaint, the Paul Bunyan Drug Task Force have been investigating 50-year-old Robert McRunels of Bemidji and 44-year-old Demetrius Durant of Minneapolis since September. The complaint accuses both men of…


AUDIO: NMAW Center Director Margot Kelsey discusses treatment, Narcan, as overdose deaths spike

As overdose deaths spike in the region, Northern Minnesota Addiction Wellness Center director Margot Kelsey says anyone can access the life-saving drug Narcan within the state of Minnesota from their local pharmacy. Kelsey’s treatment center provides both in patient and outpatient services, with more programs than just the traditional 12 step recovery program. For more…

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