Joey Peters is a freelance writer in Minneapolis. His work has appeared in Reuters, NYTimes.com, Public Radio International, KFAI Radio, Minneapolis/St. Paul City Pages, St. Paul Pioneer Press, MinnPost, Stateline and more. He previously served as senior reporter at NM Political Report and staff writer at the Santa Fe Reporter.
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. […]