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GF gets closer to building detox center

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What an intoxicated individual picked up by police needs isn't a costly visit to the emergency room so much as a safe place to sober up and help overcoming addiction, Grand Forks social services officials say.

"It's not fair to other patients and nurses," said Kate Kenna, regional director for the Northeast Human Services Center . "It's a misuse of medical care when they really need a place to sleep it off."

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