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Published July 18, 2013, 04:09 PM

Grand Forks, UND team up to promote responsible drinking

The City of Grand Forks and UND have launched a new campaign to address problems associated with high-risk alcohol use. Since January, the City Council's Service and Safety Committee held various meetings to see what the city could do to help with alcohol abuse and underage drinking.

By: Victor Correa, WDAZ

The City of Grand Forks and UND have launched a new campaign to address problems associated with high-risk alcohol use. Since January, the City Council's Service and Safety Committee held various meetings to see what the city could do to help with alcohol abuse and underage drinking.

Mayor Michael Brown and UND President Robert Kelly announced the formation of the community and campus committee on high-risk alcohol use that will spearhead efforts to establish a community and campus culture that supports responsible, low risk drinking. The committee is co-chaired by both councilman Ken Vein and UND Vice President for Student Affairs, Lori Reesor -- and contains both city leaders and university students.

The efforts to combat high-risk alcohol use are being shared between the city of Grand Forks and UND. The committee is looking to come up with ways to help and educate students on underage and abusive drinking, but addresses issues throuought the city where alcohol is involved.

While no concrete plan was discussed, ideas were mentioned including hosting city events that are alochol free, limiting alochol licenses and looking at bar drink specials. The first full committee meeting will take place on August 14th.

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