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Doctors, patients caught in the middle of narcotics ‘epidemic’

December 16, 2012 in Duluth News Tribune

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. Farris Keeling, a family practice physician at Essentia Health who specializes in treating chronic pain.
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Inspectors pass different judgments on Duluth methadone clinic

November 10, 2012 in Duluth News Tribune

Duluth’s methadone clinic received a highly positive report in June from its accrediting agency. But investigators with the Minnesota Department of Human Services said they found 56 violations of standards. Continue Reading

State to revoke Duluth methadone clinic’s license

September 24, 2012 in Duluth News Tribune

The state is revoking the license for Duluth’s methadone clinic following what it said were numerous chronic and serious violations of state and federal laws, according to an order issued today. Continue Reading

Lyon Sheriff calls off abduction investigation

September 12, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

ROCK RAPIDS, Iowa The Lyon County Sheriff was able to disprove a report of a possible abduction Wednesday in Rock Rapids. Continue Reading

Duluth News Tribune investigations editor named journalist of the year

June 19, 2012 in Duluth News Tribune

Duluth News Tribune Investigations Editor Brandon Stahl was named Journalist of the Year on Tuesday by the Society of Professional Journalists. He was up against journalists from newspapers, websites and alternative newspapers of all sizes. Continue Reading

Bismarck police investigating death of woman

March 28, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The death is suspicious, Bismarck police say. Continue Reading

Appraiser’s work for St. Louis County under scrutiny

March 11, 2012 in Duluth News Tribune

NEWS TRIBUNE INVESTIGATION: Independent real-estate appraiser Jan Jackson says the county is trying to profit from the 25 townships she’s responsible for. Continue Reading

St. Louis County properties not added to tax rolls cost others money

March 10, 2012 in Duluth News Tribune

NEWS TRIBUNE INVESTIGATION: Hundreds of homes and businesses in St. Louis County went for years either off the tax rolls or significantly undervalued, a News Tribune investigation has found. Continue Reading

Fed investigation: Air Force punished Dover AFB civilian whistleblowers

January 31, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Federal investigators have concluded that the Air Force retaliated against four civilian workers at the mortuary at Dover Air Force Base who blew the whistle on the mishandling of remains from the war in Afghanistan. Continue Reading

Reason unclear for 400 Minnesota database checks on female driver

October 5, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

More details emerged Tuesday in the probe of about 100 employees at law enforcement agencies in Minnesota who accessed one woman’s driver’s license data more than 400 times. The woman is not a public figure but a potential “victim of a crime,” a state spokesman said. Continue Reading