Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

Sen. Ernst discusses opioid crisis during O'Brien County stop

Senator hosts roundtable with area law enforcement officials

A growing problem that some feel is an impending public health crisis took center stage in Primghar on Monday.

Sen. Joni Ernst hosted a roundtable with area law enforcement regarding the growing opioid crisis in America. The Republican fielded updates on overdose tracking and also listened to problems drug enforcement agencies face when trying to prevent narcotics from harming their communities.

"They are poisoning our communities, and it is absolutely intentional," Ernst said. "We can't pretend it's not happening. It's devastating."

Dan Neill, executive director of the Midwest High Intensity...

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