KARE-TV: Overdose deaths rise sharply in Minnesota

EXCERPT: “The number of Minnesotans who died from drug overdoses rose sharply in 2020, despite a concerted effort to recognize those deaths as public health crisis. According to the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) a total of 1,008 people died from drug overdoses statewide in 2020, compared to 792 in 2019. That amounts to a 27% year-over-year increase . . . The number of people who died of overdoses in the Twin Cities metro area rose by 40% 2020 versus 2019.  In the remainder of the state, often referred to as ‘greater Minnesota,’ those deaths rose by 21%.” FULL STORY: https://fluence-media.co/3efJI3t