Eric Killelea, the assistant editor for the Hibbing Daily Tribune and Mesabi Daily News, is a 2018-2019 Rural Justice Reporting Fellow through the John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Recovering the Range is a seven-part series exploring treatment courts in northern Minnesota.
It took three months and more than 40 interviews to answer two questions: How do treatment courts operate on the Iron Range? And are they helping people? There is more reporting needed for this evolving series, which will include stories on the drug and alcohol, mental health and veterans court systems to be published every Sunday.
Tiffany Ann Lastovich overdosed 12 times shooting heroin in the summer of 2018. She woke up in hospitals and trap houses. Family and friends b…
IRON RANGE — The Sixth Judicial District Range Hybrid Treatment Court Program is designed to provide people accused or convicted of non-violen…