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Underage Drinking Discussion

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Alcohol related traffic fatalities were down in 2013, but 71 deaths in North Dakota due to drinking and driving still leaves room for improvement.

That's where the Minot Area Safe Communities Coalition steps in.

The group meets once a month to discuss strategies for a safer community.

Made up of health, law enforcement and education professionals, the group was recently awarded a federal grant to gather input on the issue of underage drinking.

Sgt. Margie Zietz says that the grant clearly recognizes that a problem exists, the town hall meeting is designed to find a way to fix it.

(Margie Zietz, Minot Police Department Crime Prevention Unit) "It's not just young kids that are underage drinking and binge drinking, it's a concern for adults as well. We're in a position to try to make a difference in our communities."

Statistics used in the meeting were gathered through the Youth Risk Behavior Survey which covers a variety of topics from seatbelts, to drug use to diet.

Complete results of the survey are available on the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction website. www.dpi.state.nd.us/health/YRBS

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