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School Liaison Police Officer, D.A.R.E. Programs Continue in Coon Rapids Schools

Posted on Nov 1st, 2016

Contracts approved by the Coon Rapids City Council Sept. 6 continue the school liaison officer and D.A.R.E. programs at Anoka-Hennepin District 11 schools in Coon Rapids for the 2016-2017 academic year. One agreement provides school district funding for assigning Coon Rapids Police officers as school liaison officers at Coon Rapids High School, Coon Rapids and Northdale middle schools and Anoka-Hennepin Regional High School, formerly Crossroads Alternative High School, and officers to teach…

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Willmar Police Officer Gene Schneider Begins 20th Year as D.A.R.E. Officer

Posted on Sep 7th, 2016

(Willmar MN-) This is the 26th year that Drug Abuse Resistance Education, or D.A.R.E., has been taught in the Willmar School District. Willmar Police Officer Gene Schneider has been teaching D.A.R.E. for 20 of those years, and he says the D.A.R.E. curricullum periodically undergoes changes to change with the times... ...Schneider says one of the changes in recent years has been to bring in an anti-bullying and self esteem element. Schneider was recently recognized as a Past President of the…

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Hibbing High School Sophomore Will Durie DAREs to be the Example

Posted on Aug 28th, 2016

HIBBING — Hibbing High School sophomore Will Durie has a lot on his plate. The teen is a three-season athlete, a musician and a member of his school’s TADA (Teens Against Drugs and Alcohol) group. He also sings, participates in the Knowledge Bowl and math teams, and keeps his grades at a 4.0 average. Durie now has another important — and trailblazing — role. He’s been selected as the Minnesota Youth Advisory Representative for Minnesota D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance…

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Countywide D.A.R.E. Graduation Held in Lanesboro

Posted on Jun 7th, 2015

From Bluff Country Newspaper. Photo: Fillmore County Sheriff Tom Kaase opened the DARE graduation ceremony with a history of how it began 25 years ago. BRETTA GRABAU/BLUFF COUNTRY NEWS GROUP. This year, students from five area schools, Lanesboro, Kingsland, Mabel-Canton, Rushford-Peterson and Fillmore Central, gathered in the Lanesboro gymnasium to receive certificates for completing the 10-lesson DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program. They were joined by Fillmore County…

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Two Harbors D.A.R.E. Students Give Back

Posted on May 31st, 2015

From Fox 21 Online. Students Pick Up Trash TWO HARBORS, Minn. - The weather was perfect Wednesday afternoon for dozens of D.A.R.E students in Two Harbors to give back and pick up trash. It's part of the D.A.R.E program's education to make good decisions. "Just trying to keep the earth healthy for generations and generations.  Other people can be happy, and [we] don't want to kill all the plants and stuff.  Keeping the earth green," said 5th grader Trevor Hanson. Officer Sean…

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DARE Graduation Held Last Week

Posted on Apr 18th, 2015

From the Spring Grove Herald. Photo: Chatfield DARE Officer Aaron Miliander addresses the 2015 Chatfield Elementary School DARE class. GRETCHEN MENSINK LOVEJOY/CHATFIELD NEWS. Aaron Miliander DAREs kids to dialog. “If your son or daughter is asking questions about what they learned from the DARE program, it starts a dialog about the decisions these kids face,” said the Chatfield Police Department officer. Miliander was addressing parents last Thursday afternoon at Chatfield…

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Cub® Foods Donates $50,000 to Minnesota D.A.R.E.

Posted on Jan 22nd, 2015

From Minnesota D.A.R.E. Funds to support Minnesota D.A.R.E.’s 25-year effort of helping youth make safe, healthy choices every day. STILLWATER, MINN. (Jan. 15, 2015) — In honor of the 25th anniversary of Minnesota D.A.R.E., a program aimed at educating the state’s youth on how to make safe and healthy choices each and every day, Cub® Foods today announced a $50,000 donation to support the purchase of thousands of workbooks to be used this spring to help educate elementary students…

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160 Hermantown Students Graduate From D.A.R.E.

Posted on Nov 25th, 2014

From FOX 21 News. HERMANTOWN - After 10 long weeks of studying, 160 Hermantown 6th graders packed the gym to commit to a life above the influence during their D.A.R.E. graduation. Hermantown is the only school in the Twin Ports keeping the tradition alive. The program teaches kids the effects of peer pressure and drug abuse. "All those different electronic bullying that goes on now days; this talks about how to deal with those issues and why it's such a horrible thing to do to each…

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Supervalu Surprises Minnesota D.A.R.E. Program at Annual Golf Scramble

Posted on Oct 26th, 2014

Waconia, MN—SUPERVALU surprised Minnesota D.A.R.E. at their Annual Golf Scramble in Waconia with a new D.A.R.E. Logo Tractor Trailer.  This trailer is now the third D.A.R.E. logo trailer in the SUPERVALU fleet.  SUPERVALU also purchased a new chromed-out tractor to pull the trailer when it is going out for show. SUPERVALU has been the largest corporate donor of the Minnesota D.A.R.E. program for over 20 years; sponsoring a large number of D.A.R.E. events, statewide, annually.  The…

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Twin Ports law enforcement host forum on internet safety

Posted on Oct 19th, 2014

From www.northlandsnewscenter.com. Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) - Police on both sides of the bridge showed Northlanders how they crack internet crimes during a forum in Duluth on Thursday. Law enforcement met with community members at Duluth East High School to talk about the dangers of internet and social media in the 21st century. From online predators, to cyber hacking and online bullying, authorities say there are dangers around every corner of the internet. "The biggest problem…

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