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SLIDESHOW: National Night Out 2015

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Photo: Elizabeth Oolman - Edgewood Estates in Dodge County Photo: Elizabeth Oolman - Edgewood Estates in Dodge County
Photo: Danielle Kennedy - Zumbrota Photo: Danielle Kennedy - Zumbrota
Photo: Elizabeth Oolman - Edgewood Estates in Dodge County Photo: Elizabeth Oolman - Edgewood Estates in Dodge County

Millions of Americans gathered with their neighbors Tuesday for National Night Out.

The event is an effort put forth each year to prevent crime, promote police-community partnerships, and grow neighborhood camaraderie. It's been an annual campaign since 1984. Now, 38.1 million people and 16,540 communities across the country all take part.

Southeast Minnesota has been very active in the movement in the past. This year 319 parties were preregistered for the event, 83 more parties than last year.

Neighborhoods and communities organized potlucks, barbecues, ice cream socials, music and much more. Local law enforcement and fire departments make appearances at many of the parties each year. 

If you would like to share pictures from your neighborhood's National Night Out event, you can email them to share@kttc.com or post them on Facebook.

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