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Opioid funds could benefit Countryside programs

By Reed Anfinson
May 10 Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz signed a bill providing $300 million to address the state’s opioid crisis into law. The legislation ensures that Minnesota’s share of a multi-state settlement can be used by counties and communities for education and prevention programs. 
They can also use the funds for treatment and recovery strategies for those addicted to opioids, including training of professionals who have to deal with the consequences of opioid addiction.
Swift County is among the counties receiving funds through the opioid settlement.
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