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Heroin overdoses surge at Little Earth


When someone wanders into Little Earth and asks, “Where can I find the boy,” it’s a good bet that they’re not looking for a lost child.

More often than not, they are out to score some heroin, which residents and authorities say is roaring back in the south Minneapolis public housing project.

Through the first week of December, Minneapolis police responded to 32 overdose-related 911 calls in the neighborhoods surrounding Little Earth, which long has been the heart of the city’s American Indian population, twice as many as the 16 emergency calls handled on average in the previous five years, according to police department data.


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