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Iron Range to host first Kids, Cops and Cars event

The community is invited to the gathering May 12 in Virginia.

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A St. Louis County sheriff's vehicle on Feb. 22, 2019.
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VIRGINIA — Approximately 10 law enforcement agencies will come together next week for the Iron Range's first Kids, Cops and Cars event May 12.

The concept, which has been regularly used in Duluth since 2013, offers families an opportunity to meet local police officers, get an up-close look at emergency response vehicles and view K-9 demonstrations, among other activities.

The St. Louis County Sheriff's Office and several local and state agencies are partnering for the Range event, to be held from 4:30-8:30 p.m. at the new Iron Trail Motors Event Center, 821 S. Ninth Ave., Virginia.

"We see this as an opportunity to have some fun and build relationships," deputy Brock Kick, one of the organizers, said in a statement. "Kids love climbing in cars and seeing what K-9s can do, and our hope is to turn this into an annual celebration in this part of the county."

The event will be outdoors, rain or shine. Free goody bags and cotton candy will be offered, with food available for purchase.

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