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Published December 16, 2012, 11:30 PM

Opiate prescriptions skyrocket in Minnesota

DULUTH, Minn. – For the past 20 years, 39-year-old Esko native Clay Pirkola has had a drug problem. For the past 10 years, those drugs have been prescription narcotic painkillers like Oxycontin, Vicodin and methadone.

By: Brandon Stahl and Maryjo Webster, Forum Communications, INFORUM

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