North news briefs: Andover event aims to aid parents on kids' safety

  • Article by: SHANNON PRATHER, JIM ADAMS and JIM KERN , Star Tribune
  • Updated: May 14, 2013 - 1:41 PM

Anoka County

Event today aims to aid parents on kids’ safety

A free seminar titled “Teachable Safety Skills: Myths and Facts” will be offered from 7-8:30 p.m. today, May 15, at the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office, 13301 Hanson Blvd. NW in Andover.

The seminar is hosted by Safe Kids Anoka County and will be presented by Alison Feigh from the Jacob Wetterling Resource Center. Feigh says the presentation will focus on strategies that work when parents talk to children and teens about personal safety.

For further information about Safe Kids Anoka County, go to


Safety camp for kids set for June 11-12

The Anoka County Sheriff ’s Office, along with the Andover and Ham Lake fire departments, will hold a safety camp for kids who will be entering fourth and fifth grades in the fall.

It will run June 11-12 at the Andover Community Center and cover bike, water and animal safety as well as drugs and bullying prevention.

The cost is $30 and applications are due by May 20. Registration forms are available online at or call 763- 767- 4664.


Mental Wellness walk set for Saturday

Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park will be the setting for the fourth annual Mental Wellness 5K Walk on Saturday, May 18. May is Mental Health Month, and the walk is sponsored by the Mental Wellness Campaign for Anoka County.

The walk will begin at 11 a.m. at Pavilion 3 at the park, which is located at 9750 Egret Blvd. in Coon Rapids. On-site registration will be available beginning at 10 a.m.

The registration fee is $15 for individuals and $25 for families. In addition to on-site registration, you can preregister at ter.html.

Proceeds will be used to support outreach activities of the Mental Wellness Campaign, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to increase awareness that mental health is as important as physical health.

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