Night Out, Night to Unite a hit

Law enforcement and firefighters were available for public interaction

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Sylas Hanson, 6, tries his hand at performing CPR during Breezy Point's Night to Unite on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022.
Dan Determan / Echo Journal

Local communities focused on law enforcement on Tuesday, Aug. 2, with the National Night Out in Pequot Lakes and the Night to Unite in Breezy Point.

Local children and families were able to chat with police officers, firefighters, heavy machinery operators and volunteers from all over the community at the events.

Children were treated to a chance at both locations to inspect fire trucks and the tools used by various departments, including the fire department’s “jaws of life” and the Breezy Point Police Department’s drone.

Pequot Lakes event goers were able to go up in the “cherry picker” of a Crow Wing Power truck, and were treated to entertainment by a live band and magician.

In Breezy Point, the Night to Unite event saw officers, firefighters and first responders mingling with residents and visitors. Children were able to learn the basics of CPR and go for a ride in the police departments side-by-side.


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Brynlie Manger, 8, gets a bird's-eye view of Pequot Lakes' National Night Out from Crow Wing Power's truck on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022
Dan Determan / Echo Journal
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North Memorial's helicopter landed in both Pequot Lakes and Breezy Point on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022.
Dan Determan / Echo Journal

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