U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar was in Moorhead today to talk about the heroin crisis. Over the past several weeks, eight people have died of heroin overdoses in northern Minnesota. Klobuchar says “we used to think of heroin addicts as junkies on the street corner. Well now four out of five heroin addicts got their start on legal prescription drugs. They got too many of these drugs, started taking them, got addicted.” Klobuchar’s bipartisan bill which passed the Senate is aimed at moving away from punishing addicts and working towards treating them. It’s hoped all insurance companies would pay for treatment and doctors nationwide would join a registry to monitor a patient’s prescriptions wherever the person might go.