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Police, health officials on high alert after week where Minneapolis has all-time record 50 drug overdoses


David Joles - Star Tribune file

Bags of Narcan kits were also available in a dinner line sponsored by Natives Against Heroin at a homeless encampment near Hiawatha and Cedar Avenues Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018, in Minneapolis.

Minneapolis has seen a dramatic spike in drug overdoses, with police officers responding to at least 50 cases over a seven-day period - a new all-time high for a single week, authorities say.

The previous weekly high of 39 was recorded last year.


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