Duluth Police Receive Grant for Increased Enforcement Over UMD Move in Weekend

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Duluth Police Receive Grant for Increased Enforcement Over UMD Move in Weekend

August 28, 2012 Updated Aug 28, 2012 at 11:18 AM CST

Duluth, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) -- The Duluth Police Department was awarded a grant from the Invitation Health Institute to increase enforcement for UMD's annual move in weekend.

The grant is to increase the number of officers assigned to the campus's surrounding area.

Four additional officers will be assigned each day from Thursday, August 30 through Sunday, September 2.

Enforcement will include the UMD campus as well as areas such as 21st Avenue East and Woodland Avenue which will has caused concerns in the past.

Officers working these days will deal with parties and nuisance properties.

Officers will focus on keeping students accountable for inappropriate signage, underage drinking, littering and other nuisances that create blight for the surrounding campus area.

Officials say the purpose of this is to promote a positive image for the City of Duluth, the University of Minnesota-Duluth and its student body.

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