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Continued: Neighbors will unite during annual round of south-metro block parties

  • Article by: SETH ROWE , Special to the Star Tribune
  • Last update: August 1, 2013 - 10:15 AM

The events boil down to neighbors gathering together to converse face-to-face — one of the oldest ways to prevent crime, said Kevin O’Neill, Lakeville’s community outreach and crime prevention coordinator.

“It’s a chance for people to proverbially get their porch lights on, get outside and get to know one another,” he said.


Seth Rowe is a Twin Cities freelance writer.

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