Briefly

Sheriff’s Office lifts no wake order

FAIRMONT — The Martin County Sheriff’s Office has lifted the “slow/no wake” order on all Martin County lakes. Water levels may still be marginal in places so the office asks that boaters be respectful of all shoreline properties. All lakes are open to recreational use.

Youth Foundation awards grants

FAIRMONT — Martin County Youth Foundation has awarded $23,100 in grants to 12 organizations or projects. Grants were given to the following organizations and projects:

o Fairmont High School FIRST Robotics Team, $2,500. Project: Tools and equipment expansion.

o Rural Advantage, $1,000. Project: Power of Produce, Fairmont Farmers Market.

o Fairmont Area Chamber of Commerce, $2,000. Project: Junior Achievement.

o Fairmont Area Kinship, $4,000. Adopt-a-Match Program.

o Fairmont Elementary School, $1,064. Project: Families Supporting Families – Family Support Group.

o Fairmont Area Schools – CER, $3,888. Projects: Early Morning Enrichment for summer school and community youth activity scholarships.

o Fairmont Area Schools, $3,401. Projects: ELL family support and summer language immersion program.

o Martin County Preservation Association/Red Rock Center, $1,000. Project: Creative art opportunities for youth.

o Martin County Historical Society, $500. Project: annual school visitation program.

o Martin County West Schools, $1,745. Project: Eighth-grade courage retreat.

o Pheasants Forever, $2,000. Project: Youth Conservation Day.

Agencies warn of heroin overdoses

ST. PAUL (AP) — Two law enforcement agencies in eastern Minnesota are warning residents after a series of overdoses they say may be linked to a potent batch of heroin mixed with other drugs.

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office and the St. Paul Police Department issued alerts Wednesday, the Star Tribune reported. Both the city and county and located in the Twin Cities metro area.

Washington County officials announced that four people have died of suspected overdoses in the last two weeks. The overdoses could involve heroin or other narcotics mixed with fentanyl, according to authorities.

St. Paul police said five people overdosed on a “bad batch” of suspected heroin in a 36-hour span. Investigators believe the drug was laced with other illicit chemicals that made it more hazardous.

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