Neighbors build community with National Night Out


August 6, 2021

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One of the youngest neighbors at the White Pine Drive National Night Out party, Lucas, is all smiles after he got to sit in both a police car and a fire truck during the Tuesday evening event.

Upon arrival at the gathering on Cloquet's White Pine Drive, laughter and conversations echo down the block. Children jump in a bouncy house while firefighters attentively give tours of the giant trucks. Adults enjoy grilled food and chat with each other in lawn chairs scattered around the driveway. Cloquet Police Department stickers are plastered on everybody.

Altogether, the positivity of this gathering encompasses what National Night Out (NNO) is about. The neighborhood around White Pine Trail celebrated NNO on Tuesday, a nationwide community-building event that was introduced in 1984....

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