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6/29/06-Minneapolis, MN

Minneapolis Police Use Lemonade Stand To Fight Crime

It's not kids who are setting up a lemonade stand in Minneapolis today. It's the police.

The stand is going up in a North Side neighborhood where just over half of the 30 slayings reported in Minneapolis this year have taken place.

The idea is to increase police visibility and discourage crime in high-risk neighborhoods.

Police tested the concept last Friday. Officers attracted nearly 400 young people and drained 25 gallons of lemonade.

They plan to move the lemonade stand to a different neighborhood each Friday. The lemonade is free.

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Posted by: 6pm News Producer Kelly Hefelfinger khefelfinger@kltv.com

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