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Executive Director Cody Wiberg of the Minnesota Pharmacy Board, left, and Rep. Erik Simonson of Duluth tell a House committee about a bill designed to crack down on synthetic drugs. FORUM NEWS SERVICE/Don Davis

Synthetic drug crackdown speeds along

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ST. PAUL -- Fighting synthetic drugs is a popular topic among Minnesota legislators.

Rep. Erik Simonson, D-Duluth, presented his bill to crack down on the dangerous chemicals to the House Health and Human Services Policy Committee Tuesday, going away with few questions and a unanimous vote. A Senate bill by Sen. Roger Reinert, D-Duluth, is expected to begin its trek through the process soon.


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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.