Residents Rid Central Hillside of Needles and Trash

Natives Against Heroin and other groups pickup trash.

DULUTH, Minn.- As the snow melts, it’s revealing some of the effects of the opioid crisis we don’t always see during the winter. Discarded needles. So residents decided to do something about it. The group is called Natives Against Heroin, and a couple dozen people came out to help clean up trash and needles. They don’t want to see anyone…

Allina Patients Notified of Risk due to Reused Syringes

Clinic tells patients to get tested for HIV

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) _ Allina Health has notified dozens of patients at St. Paul dermatology clinic that they might want to be tested for HIV or hepatitis because a nurse practitioner had been reusing syringes. The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports Allina spokesman David Kanihan says the risk of infection is extremely low _ less than one percent. But,…