As the number of prescriptions for narcotic painkillers has increased over the last several years, doctors "are in the sight of the gun," said Dr. Faris Keeling a family practice physician at Essentia Health.
Explosion in the popularity of painkillers causes big problems.
Brandon Stahl and MaryJo Webster
, December 17, 2012
A crash between a car and a school bus carrying the Ely High School football team led officials to cancel Friday night’s homecoming game and dance at Onamia High School. The State Patrol said the crash happened on U.S. Highway 169 in Coleraine about 3:30 p.m.
Vanessa Mason is still charged with one felony count of warning a subject of a surveillance and two misdemeanor counts of misconduct by a public officer. Mason's attorney is working to have the remaining charges dismissed as well.
Polk County’s Drug Task Force, in its first year of operation, was responsible for almost 50 arrests in 2008, and some task force members expect to see more action in future years, particularly a resurgence of methamphetamine.
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