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Governor's Office News Release: Lt. Governor Tina Smith, Human Services Commissioner Emily Piper Announce $16.6 million in Grants to Address Opioid Crisis

Investments across the state will help communities reduce opioid use and opioid-related deaths

11/3/2017 3:00:00 PM

From the Office of Governor Mark Dayton and Lt. Governor Tina Smith: Today, Lt Governor Tina Smith and Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) Commissioner Emily Piper visited Wayside Recovery Center in St. Louis Park to announce $16.6 million in grants to combat the state’s opioid crisis. At Wayside Recovery Center, Lt. Governor Smith and Commissioner Piper learned firsthand from providers and patients alike about the runaway epidemic that is opioid misuse. The grants will be awarded over the next three years to more than 30 agencies across the state including tribal governments, counties and community organizations.

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