Minnesotans mingle for National Night Out

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People across Minnesota are getting together Tuesday evening for the 31st annual National Night Out, an event designed to put residents in contact with their neighbors and local police in an effort to curb crime.

Nationwide last year, over 37.8 million people in 16,242 communities from all 50 states participated in the event, according to a news release.

Many Minnesota communities have special citywide and neighborhood events including block parties, cookouts, parades, outdoor movies and visits from local officials and law enforcement agencies.

Minneapolis

Minneapolis officials note the city outranked all U.S. cities with populations over 250,000 for event participation in 2013 – the city held over 1,450 events last year.

This year, the city has over 1,470 events registered. Click here for a complete list.

St. Paul

The City of St. Paul also has hundreds of events planned for National Night Out involving citizens, law enforcement agencies, businesses and neighborhood organizations.

Last year, St. Paul had over 300 events with roughly 38,000 people participating, which got the city recognized by the National Association of Town Watch as third highest out of 142 cities with similar populations, the city says.

Brooklyn Park

In addition to numerous National Night Out events, the City of Brooklyn Park is using the night to unveil a new way for police to communicate with residents.

The city has created a new 411 tip line for residents to get timely crime alerts about what's happening in the neighborhood and reports on trends in crime. It also allows residents to submit tips anonymously through text message or a smartphone app, WCCO reports.

Many other communities around the state are holding events for National Night Out. The best way to find a list of events in your area is to go to your city's website and search for "National Night Out" or "Night to Unite."

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