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ALBERT LEA, Minn. - Minnesota lawmakers are hard at work trying to combat a growing problem in the state.
Several state house committees met yesterday to try and craft new laws that would fight synthetic drugs.
However, it's not an easy fix.
Experts say it would be hard to monitor these drugs, because the ingredients that go into them are always changing.
And many components are sold online.
Local law enforcement say things need to change and a big burden falls on the counties to help out.
"The cost to our counties public health system where the county is forced to pay medical costs for persons that need medical attention or detoxification based upon the chemical compounds that they are taking,” Chief Deputy Glen Strom of the Freeborn County Sheriff’s Office said.
He says in the past year, the Freeborn County Sheriff's Office has dealt with three synthetic drug cases.
A white male in his 30s has been knocking on the doors of elderly women trying to get in.
While it might be fun to decorate your home for the holidays with lights and festive decor, it can come at a price and not just the price you pay for the decorations.
It's only partially what was asked for, but an Iowa healthcare proposal is still getting the okay from the federal government.
Lawmakers are now saying an agreement on the farm bill will likely come in January, after winter storms caused delays.
Fire officials believe a wood burning heater may be to blame for a fire that engulfed an area shed.
The West Hancock after school 4-H club donated hand made holiday decor to the Britt Hospital.
North Iowa Area Community College has added a new position to their staff; a bilingual advisor for incoming students
A local group is ready to play.