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Local National Night Out event is scheduled tonight

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WILLMAR -- The Willmar Police Department's National Night Out event will be from 5 to 7 p.m. tonight at Robbins Island.

The National Night Out is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support for and participation in local anticrime efforts, strengthen police-community partnerships and send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized and fighting back. The event includes a car extrication and airbag demonstration at 5:30 p.m., Life Link helicopter at 6 p.m. and tazer demonstration at 6:30 p.m., plus free hot dogs, chips and pop, games for the kids and adults, rock climbing wall, free bike safety checks and safety information.

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-- Staff reports

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