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National Prescription Drug Take Back Day
The Moorhead Police Department will be partnering with the DEA for another National Drug Take Back Event, Saturday, October 24, 2020, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.
MOORHEAD – The Moorhead Police Department will be partnering with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to collect unwanted or expired prescription medications as part of the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.
This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet.
DEA launched its prescription drug take back program when both the Environmental Protection Agency and the Food and Drug Administration advised the public that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines-flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash-posed potential safety and health hazards. Helping people to dispose of potentially harmful prescription drugs is just one way DEA is working to reduce the addiction and overdose deaths plaguing this country due to opioid medications.
October 2019 National Take Back collections totaled 882,919 lbs. (441.5 Tons).
October 24th Event Locations in Moorhead:
Hornbacher’s on Main Avenue, 101 11 St S., 10:00-11:45am
Hornbacher’s Azool, 950 40 Avenue South, 12:00pm-2:00pm
The Clay County Law Enforcement Center, 911 11 Street North, has a lobby drop off bin available 24 hours a day.

Open Skate now available at Moorhead Sports Center
MOORHEAD – Open Skate is now available at the Moorhead Sports Center, Sundays, October-February, from 2:15-4:15 pm. The cost is $2 for youth ages 17 and under, $3 for adults, and $5 for family skate. Limited skate rental is available for $1.
Please keep in mind that Open Skate is subject to cancellation due to current CDC guidelines for controlling the spread of COVID-19. To check Open Skate dates, contact the Moorhead Sports Center hotline at 218.299.5353 for weekly updates.
All participants are asked to keep at least 6 feet of distance in the lobby, when putting on skates, and while on the rink. Masks are required for participants ages 6 years and older. Hand sanitizer stations will be available during Open Skate. Your assistance is appreciated in maintaining a safe and healthy skating environment.
The Moorhead Sports Center ice is available to rent privately throughout the year. Call 218.299.5354 for more details.

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