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Duluth Bethel Shines Beacon of Hope

Beacon Lighting Helps Ring in New Year for Recovering Addicts

DULUTH, Minn.-┬áThe Duluth Bethel has been serving the Northland in different ways for 145 years. On New Years Eve, they honored that legacy by having a dinner celebrating the lighting of their green beacon. A small crowd of counselors, community members, and those being treated at the Bethel gathered for the small lighting ceremony. The biting wind and chilling cold…

Duluth Police and DEA Promote Proper Drug Disposal

National Drug Take Back Day Events held Across Country

DULUTH, Minn.- The Drug Enforcement Administration sponsored their 16th National Drug Take Back Day on Saturday. That event has collected nearly 12 unneeded tons of medications last April in Minnesota alone. At the Duluth Police Department, officers were available to help people properly dispose of medication, to avoid contamination of other places, or people. “This way, instead of people throwing…

Klobuchar Backs Opioid Bill

Would Help Stop Drug-Seeking Behavior

WASHINGTON, D.C.-Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar helped introduce a bill today that would require prescription drug monitoring programs for all states that receive federal funding for opioid abuse. It would also make prescription data available across stateliness, making it easier for doctors to be more familiar with patients who have drug-seeking behavior. Klobuchar said the legislation was inspired by the opioid…