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Synthetic marijuana blamed for spike in emergency room calls in St. Paul
Minnesota Public Radio
5/11/2017

Proposed cuts to federal drug abuse funds could impact Minnesota counties
KSTP TV
5/9/2017

One year after Prince's death Minnesota receives $5.6 million grant to fight opioid addiction
WCCO TV
4/22/2017

Push for new laws in fight against fentanyl
KARE 11 TV
4/20/2017

Study: Opiate overdoses have increased in the Twn Cities
FOX 9 News
4/12/2017

Opioid deaths leap in Hennepin Co.; Fentanyl plays deadly role
Minnesota Public Radio
4/10/2017

South St. Paul Teacher Arrested in Pharmacy Robbery
KSTP TV
2/18/2017

Special Education Teacher Charged with Robbing Pharmacy at Gunpoint
FOX 9 TV
2/17/2017 

Fentanyl Deaths Rise in Minnesota: Why the Problem is so Difficult to Stop
KSTP TV
12/19/2016

Metro Realtor Died from Same Drug, Fentanyl, as his Former Boss, Prince
KSTP TV
12/14/ 2016

Sheriff's Office: 6 Heroin Overdoses in Anoka County in 12 Hours
WCCO TV
10/22/2016

Minnesota Counties Labeled 'High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas'
KSTP - TV
10/19/2016

Prescription to addiction: Examining Minnesota's Opioid Problem
FOX 9 News
9/12/2016

Counterfeit painkillers bought on black market contributing to spike in overdose deaths
KMSP TV
9/11/2016 

Prince Took Counterfeit Pills Containing Fentanyl; How Common Are They?
Here and Now National Public Radio
8/23/2016

Drugs found in Prince's home growing more common in MN Minnesota
Public Radio
8/22/2016

Disturbing trend: Counterfeit fentanyl
KARE 11 TV
8/22/2016

Dangerous drug fentanyl causing nationwide crisis
KARE 11 TV
8/22/2016

Xanax Abuse A Growing Problem
KARE11 TV
5/27/2016

Almanac: Opioid Use in Minnesota
Twin Cities Public Television
5/8/2016

Minnesota Sober Schools Take Addiction Support Online
KSTP TV
5/5/2016

Hooked on Heroin
KARE 11 TV
5/5/2016

MPR News Special Report: Opioid Abuse Epidemic
Minnesota Public Radio
4/28/2016

"Unprecendented' need for Twin Cities heroin treatment
KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio
4/21/2016

New Report Shows Minnesota 'Rounding Bend' in Battle Against Heroin Abuse
KSTP TV
4/8/2016

Heroin Overdoses
KARE11 TV
2/29/2016 

Teen Found in Marsh, Synthetic Drug Suspected
KARE 11 TV
10/1/2015

Meth Making a Comeback in Minnesota
KARE 11 TV
9/17/2015

A Public Health Journal
Metro Cable Network
July 14, 2015  

Metro Drug Study Shows Heroin and Meth Epidemic
WCCO TV (CBS)
4/27/2015

Data Show Big Drop In Hennepin County Opiate Deaths
Minnesota Public Radio
4/27/2015

Rising meth use in western Wisconsin raises alarms
Minnesota Public Radio
3/18/2014

Falkowski Interview re: Heroin --  A Growing Epidemic Across the Metro
KSTP TV
10/6/2014

Heroin addiction treatment on the rise, new report says
Minnesota Public Radio
6/11/2014

Heroin problems persist; Meth trends upward in Twin Cities
CBS Minnesota
6/11/2014

Murder charges in Washington County serve as wake-up call
KARE 11 TV News
5/29/2014

Fox News Anchor was in Rehab Before Airport Arrest
WCCO TV News
5/22/2014

Operation Exile: A Lasting Impact on Heroin Trafficking in Minnesota?
KSTP TV News
4/19/2014

Death of Teen Athlete Powerful Reminder of Alcohol Threat
WCCO TV - Sunday Morning
3/30/2014

Minnesota's heroin epidemic
Minneapolis Star Tribune
3/24/2014

Critics frustrated with lack of progress on state drug abuse strategy
KARE 11 TV, 2/27/2014

Nurse Charged with Painkiller Theft
FoxNews, 1/17/2014

National rise in pot use hits Minnesota, too
Minnesota Public Radio, 12/24/2013

Heroin Deaths: 'Enough is Enough'
FOX9 News, 11/11/2013

Prescription drug abuse, sharing in rise among college students
FOX9 News, 9/24/2013

Club drug "Molly" and emerging problem in Twin Cities
Minnesota Public Radio, 9/9/2013

Minnesota serves as example for drug sentencing reform
KARE 11- TV  8/12/2013

Getting the anti-drug conversation started with kids
KARE 11 TV - 7/23/2013

Report: Heroin use steady, but meth is coming back in Twin Cities
Minnesota Public Radio, 6/21/2013

Hooked on heroin: Minnesota sees soaring rates of use
KARE 11 - TV News, 2/20/2013

Parents, experts discuss trends in youth drug use
KSTP News, 2/4/2013

Report: Twin Cities heroin use rising, opiate use may be slowing
Minnesota Public Radio, 1/28/2013

Prescription drug epidemic causes changes at Hazelden
KARE11-TV, 1/8/2013

Experts to discuss TwinCities' increase in synthetic drug use
Minnesota Public Radio, 12/3/2012

Law enforcement fighting epidemic of heroin use
Minnesota Public Radio News
June 19, 2012

State drug expert reflects on Blaine overdose tragedy
Minnesota Public Radio News
March 18, 2011

Newsmaker video: Talking the Twin Cities heroin rush Carol Falkowski of the Minnesota Department of Human Services 
St. Paul Pioneer Press, 11/10/2011

Minnesota Most of Us Social Norms Marketing Campaign - YouTube
6/2/2011

Print Media

Minnesota opioid deaths rise despite attention, intervention
Star Tribune
5/28/2017  

This is a terrible time to slash drug abuse prevention funding Minneapolis
Star Tribune
5/19/2017

A New Surge in Meth Gathers Momentum Stateline
The Pew Charitable Trusts
5/18/2017

Youth addiction crisis: Conference to present collaborative solutions
MinnPost
5/1/2017

Report: Opiate-related deaths rise dramatically in Ramsey, Hennepin counties
St. Paul Pioneer Press
4/10/2107

Meth is back as officesr seize record number of drugs in Minnesota in 2016
Minneapolis Star Tribune
3/7/2017

Carol Falkowski: Marijuana and adolescents - Caution
St. Paul Pioneer Press
3/5/2017

Final tally shows Hennepin County opioid deaths were up 39 in 2016
Minneapolis Star Tribune
3/4/2017

Could mandatory database curb opioid abuse?
Minneapolis Star Tribune
2/21/2017 

Minnesota doctors seek answers to opioid crisis
Duluth News Tribune
9/5/2016 

Prince's death highlights fear of "kill pill"
CNN
8/26/2016

Illegally made Fentanyl seems to be driving a spike in overdoses Health Shots
National Public Radio
8/25/2016

After abusing Xanax, Roseville graduate completes treatment
The Washington Times
6/11/2016

Opioids claim a Minnesota legend
Minneapolis Star Tribune
6/3/2016

Carol Falkowski: Everyone's role in reversing the opioid epidemic
St. Paul Pioneer Press
5/18/2016

Facing not one, but two opioid epidemics
Boston Globe
5/2/2016

Prince's death puts spotlight on opioid epidemic in Minnesota
Minneapolis Star Tribune
4/28/2016

Report's author points to 'good news" about Twin Cities heroin, meth use
St. Paul Pioneer Press
4/14/2016

Report on Twin Cities drug abuse finds lots of heroin and signs for optimism
Bring Me The News
4/14/2016

Officials sound the alarm over deadly fentanyl in Minnesota
Minneapolis Star Tribune
4/2/2016

Police fear laced heroin behind 3 OD deaths in Fargo-Moorhead
Minneapolis StarTribune
3/14/2016

Finding the right balance is critical in opioid abuse battle
Minneapolis Star Tribune
3/11/2016

Steps needed to halt growing use of heroin
Shakopee Valley News
3/6/2016

Four heroin overdoses in one day in Beltrami County: One dead, 3 hospitalized
Minneapolis Star Tribune
3/1/2016

4 Heroin Overdoses in a Day Smack Beltrami County: One Dead, Three Hospitalized
Minneapolis Star Tribune
2/29/2016

'It's just pot": Does legalization of medical marijuana change teens' attitudes about it?
MinnPost
11/4/2015

Carver County teen's death puts spotlight on ease of purchasing synthetic drugs online
Minneapolis Star Tribune
10/3/2015

Fed by cheap imports, meth use surges anew in Minnesota
Minneapolis Star Tribune
5/30/2015

Minnesotans Meet the New Meth - Not the Same as the Old Meth
Minneapolis Star Tribune
5/14/2015

St Bonifacius mom turns grief into action after son's heroin overdose
Minneapolis Star Tribune
5/6/2015

Heroin and Meth Use at All Time High in Twin Cities
St Paul Pioneer Press
4/27/2015

Opiate OD deaths drop in Hennepin, rise in Ramsey County
Minneapolis Star Tribune
4/27/2015

Suburbanites Flock to North Minneapolis for Drugs
Minneapolis Star Tribune
4/25/2015

Meridian goes upscale with addiction treatment center
Minneapolis Start Tribune
2/15/2015

3 overdose deaths from opioids in recent days confirmed in Duluth area
Minneapolis Star Tribune
12/1/2014

Start recognizing drugs as a serious threat here
Morrison County Record
6/13/2014

Hennepin County sweep nets one of 10 most wanted
Minneapolis Star Tribune
6/11/2014

Synthetic drugs an elusive and deadly foe
Minneapolis Star Tribune
5/30/2014

Synthetic drugs continuing problem in MInnesota
Seattle Post Intelligencer
5/30/2014

Heroin hits home: Unified approach needed to stop growing scourge
Duluth News Tribune
5/19/2014

Investigation shows heroin-related deaths in US are not accurately counted
Digital First Media
5/12/2014

Addressing drug abuse before it happens
St. Paul Pioneer Press
4/4/2014

Caryn Sullivan: 'Heroin abuse 'It's your child.  It's my child."
St. Paul Pioneer Press
3/20/2014

Mankato police link designer drug to 2 deaths
Minneapolis Star Tribune
3/12/2014

Reframing the conversation about marijuana
Minneapolis Star Tribune, 3/5/2014

Turn tide on heroin deaths now, Minnesota officials told
Minneapolis Star Tribune, 2/17/2014

Carol Falkowski: Heroin and Painkillers
St Paul Pioneer Press, 2/4/2014

Heroin Risk is Closer Than You Think
Minneapolis Star Tribune, 2/4/2014

Addiction Relapses Like Hoffman's Aren't Rare
Minneapolis StarTribune, 2/4/2014

Heroin Epidemic in South Florida
The Miami Herald, 1/29/2014

Twin Cities heroin, painkiller deaths surge in first half of 2013
Minneapolis Star Tribune, 1/23/2014

America's Persistent Marijuana Conumdrum
Duluth News Tribune, 1/19/2014

National survey shows fewer teens see marijuana use as risky
MinnPost, 12/18/2013

Carol Falkowski: Minnesota's No. 1 drug abuse problem: Alcohol
St Paul Pioneer Press, 12/14/2013

Ruben Rosario: A nasal spray that can stop a heroin overdose. Our cops should carry it
St Paul Pioneer Press, 12/14/2013 

Rehab centers struggle to keep drugs out
USA TODAY, 9/23/2013

Heroin  Emerges as a Growing Problem: Statewide and Locally
Star News, 9/18/2013

Molly, the new illegal drug, begins to infiltrate TwinCities
MN Post, 9/6/2013

Meth rises again in Polk County, western Wisconsin
St. Paul Pioneer Press, 6/24/2013

Minnesota heroin use high, now meth's back too
Minneapolis Star Tribune, 6/22/2013

Waltzing in a mine field': Medical professionals
discuss how to curtail prescription drug abuse

Duluth News Tribune,  5/17/2012

Heroin is Back: Is Your Neighborhood Next?
USA TODAY, 4/15/2013

Synthetic drugs 'far from gone away'
St Paul Pioneer Press, 4/7/2013

Communities fight back as heroin use surges
Minneapolis Star Tribune, 2/10/2013

Talk early and often about drugs
SUNThisWeek, 2/7/2013

In Twin Cities heroin treatment on the rise
St. Paul Pioneer Press, 1/28/2013

Carol Falkowski: Minnesota's opiate addiction problem
St. Paul Pioneer Press, 12/16/2012

Hooked on opiates: More legal use leads to more addiction, crimes, deaths
St Paul Pioneer Press, 12/16/2012

Northland faces an epidemic in opiate drug addiction
Duluth News Tribune, 12/16/2012

Communities come together for drug program
The Laker, Mound, Minnesota,  11/9/2012

Heroin meeting draws a crowd
Lakeshore Weekly News, Wayzata, MN, 11/6/2012

Forum speaker is expert on area drug problems
The Laker, Mound, MN, 10/19/2012

Drug expert hopes research brings understanding
White Bear Press, 9/25/2012

State leaders call for action on drugs
Minneapolis Star Tribune,  9/13/2012

State Agencies Announce Substance Abuse Strategy
Minnesota Department of Human Services
9/13/2012

Ruben Rosario: Her research guides the war on drugs 
St. Paul Pioneer Press, 8/31/2012

National voice on drug abuse retiring from Minn.
Minneapolis Star Tribune, 8/30/2012

Veteran drug abuse adviser for state to retire 
St. Paul Pioneer Press, 08/30/2012

EDITORIAL: Heroin warning 
St. Paul Pioneer Press, 6/18/2012

Carol Falkowski receives the Ramstad Kennedy Award for Outstanding Leadership
National Recovery Month, 8/26/2010

Survey: Parents clueless on booze, drugs at teen parties
USA TODAY, 8/16/2006

 
 

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