Champlin, Dayton to host night out events

The cities of Champlin and Dayton will be taking part in Night to Unite and National Night Out events Tuesday, Aug. 6. These events will help get neighborhoods out to meet each other and some may even get a visit from police, firefighters or other city officials.



The city of Champlin will take part in Night to Unite. On Aug. 6, Champlin neighborhoods are invited to join thousands of other communities across the nation to celebrate Night to Unite.

This is a crime and drug prevention event designed to strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community relationships.

Block parties registered with the police department will be put on a list to receive a visit from the Champlin Police and Fire Departments during Night to Unite. In addition, McGruff and other city officials will also be making appearances at several of the gatherings.

Contact the Champlin Police Department for more details on neighborhood parties by calling 763-427-2971.



The city of Dayton will participate in National Night Out, a nationwide effort to unite citizens against crime on Aug. 6. National Night Out originated in Pennsylvania in 1983 and has continued to grow since that time. The Dayton Police Department has participated in the celebration in the past.

National Night Out is designed to: heighten crime and drug prevention awareness; generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime programs; strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

Residents in Dayton and across the nation are asked to lock their doors, turn on their outside lights and spend the evening getting acquainted with each other.

This year’s parties as of July 23 include:

• 13871 Hemlock Lane — from 6 to 8 p.m.

• 12020 Noon Drive — from 6 to 8 p.m.

• 12360 Pineview Trail — from 6 to 8 p.m,

• Riversbend Park — starts at 6 p.m.

• 12811 Oakview Lane — 6 to 8 p.m.

• Cedarwood Court — starting at 6:30 p.m.

• Cul-de-sac 130th Avenue/Oakview Lane — 6 p.m. to dark

• Cul-de-sac Kingsview Lane — 6 p.m. to dark

• Bates Street/Baxter Avenue — 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.


Anyone with questions can contact the Dayton Police Department at 763-427-2017.


Contact Alicia Miller at [email protected]