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Spanish Immersion School fifth graders graduate from D.A.R.E. program

Spanish Immersion School fifth graders graduate from D.A.R.E. program

Fifth graders at Robbinsdale Spanish Immersion School graduated March 23 from the D.A.R.E. program. Superintendent Carlton Jenkins, New Hope Police Chief Tim Fournier, Robbinsdale Spanish Immersion School Principal Elaine Mehdizadeh and New Hope Mayor Kathi Hemken...
Meet New Koochiching County D.A.R.E. Instructor Jill Elsberry

Meet New Koochiching County D.A.R.E. Instructor Jill Elsberry

Jill Elsberry engages a group of fourth graders in her D.A.R.E. program. She is currently in her third week teaching the program to schools at Littlefork, Indus, and Northome. Jill Elsberry, part-time Koochiching County sheriff’s deputy and part-time International...
Officer Olson: ‘We made it’

Officer Olson: ‘We made it’

Nearly 90 Falls High School students giggled and leaped across the Backus Community Center stage Tuesday upon graduating from the Drug Abuse Resistance Education program. The program is taught by Koochiching County Police Officer Dane Olson, who went through the program as a youngster himself.

Hermantown Students Celebrate D.A.R.E. Graduation

Hermantown Students Celebrate D.A.R.E. Graduation

172 – 6th graders celebrated graduation together at Hermantown High School on Friday, after completing ten separate classes within the D.A.R.E. program. Officer Tim Battaglia says, “You know, yeah they learn a lot of things, they learn facts and health effects on drugs and alcohol, but the D.A.R.E. program is so much more than that . . .”

Local Police Departments Partner with DEA to Dispose of Unneeded Drugs

Local Police Departments Partner with DEA to Dispose of Unneeded Drugs

MOORHEAD, MN (Valley News Live) The opioid crisis is complex, but local police are practicing prevention techniques as a part of the bigger solution. “Prescription drugs, non-prescription, pet medication,” Officer Ethan Meehan says as he organizes bottles and bags of...
D.A.R.E. Connects Students and Law Enforcement

D.A.R.E. Connects Students and Law Enforcement

For some kids, D.A.R.E. is the only positive interaction with law enforcement they’ve had.” – Litchfield Police Officer Aaron Nelson. Aaron Nelson of the Litchfield Police Department has been a D.A.R.E. officer since 2006. He enjoys interacting with students at...
Fillmore County Sixth Graders Graduate from D.A.R.E. program

Fillmore County Sixth Graders Graduate from D.A.R.E. program

Chief Deputy Tony Webber was the guest speaker at the D.A.R.E. graduation ceremony, held last Wednesday morning, May 24. Fillmore County sixth graders have the knowledge and power “to resist drugs and violence.” Sixth-graders from Mabel-Canton, Lanesboro, Fillmore...