Alex Wittenberg

Alex Wittenberg

Alex Wittenberg is a reporter currently living in New York City. He previously worked for the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal.

Drug addict holds syringe

Safe injection sites are successful internationally, so why did Minneapolis say no?

By: and - January 15, 2020

In 2019, the city of Minneapolis recorded more than 1,300 drug overdoses, the most in at least a dozen years. At the start of that dismal year, Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey rejected proposals to open safe places for addicts to use drugs under medical supervision, which advocates say could have contained the 2019 overdose epidemic.  […]