Maple Grove, Osseo want neighbors to get outside Aug. 6

The cities of Maple Grove and Osseo will take part in National Night Out and Night to Unite events set for 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 Maple Grove, along with over 15,000 communities nationwide, will be celebrating National Night Out Aug. 6

The Maple Grove Police Department invites area residents to join forces with them and unite against crime.

The day kicks off with a Maple Grove Police and Fire Departments sponsored free BBQ lunch and emergency equipment show at the Maple Grove Community Center from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be dozens of vendors present with a wide variety of safety information and activities for children and adults.

There will also be the rare opportunity to dunk an officer in a dunk tank with all proceeds donated to the Special Olympics of Minnesota. Come and help the city kick off National Night Out.

As of press time, there were 138 registered block parties throughout the city for that evening. Check with Maple Grove Police at [email protected] for more information.



Join neighbors across the city of Osseo Aug. 6, for the fifth Annual Minnesota Night to Unite. Sponsored by the Minnesota Crime Prevention Association, AAA of Minnesota/Iowa, and local law enforcement agencies.

Night to Unite is designed to get to know one another in your neighborhoods. It builds neighborhood involvement by bringing police, fire and citizens together and brings awareness to crime prevention and local law enforcement efforts.

Officer Mortinson of the Osseo Police Department said, “A safe community starts with its citizens and is reinforced by its police department. Without the citizens help a large part of crimes would go unnoticed. They make the difference.”

Last year, Osseo had a total of seven registered parties. All were unique, ranging from ice cream socials and barbeques to one party having a live band to provide entertainment.

As of press time Tuesday morning, there were five registered parties.

If anyone is interested in coordinating a party, registration forms can be picked up at the Osseo Police Department or at Osseo City Hall. Also, feel free to go to the city of Osseo website at There people will find a registration form that can be filled out and returned to the Osseo Police Department.

People can also contact Officer Mortinson at 763-424-5444 at extension 304 or by sending an email to [email protected]


Contact Alicia Miller at [email protected]