Local National Night Out events planned

Cambridge National Night Out

The Cambridge Police Department and Fire Department would like to invite local neighborhoods in celebrating “National Night Out” on Tuesday, Aug. 7 from 6 to 9 p.m.

The main event will be held at Cambridge City Hall, 300 3rd Avenue NE, in Cambridge. The Cambridge Police Department and Fire Department will be coordinating the event together this year.

If you are interested in meeting your neighbors and uniting for National Night Out, consider organizing a cook-out on Aug. 7. To register your neighborhood event, contact the Cambridge Police Department at 763-689-9567.

Isanti National Night Out

The Isanti Police Reserves will host Isanti’s National Night Out Tuesday, Aug. 7 at 6:30 p.m. at the Isanti Community Center.

Games, prizes, safety materials and the Crime Stopper of the Year Award will be presented.

A potluck dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. and all are welcome. Please bring a lawn chair and a dish to share. Isanti Police Chief Ron Sager will provide his famous Venison Brats and Root Beer Floats.

The event is an opportunity to meet your neighbors, volunteer police reserves, elected officials and law enforcement. Sponsors of the event are Isanti Lions, Isanti Rental and Federated Co-op.

National Night Out

National Night Out is a national event sponsored by Target. It is designed to:  increase crime prevention and fire safety awareness; strengthen neighborhood relationships with local police and fire departments; and to send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

Community members should use the date each year to practice a fire drill at home and at work.