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AREA NEWS: Mosquito spraying...Ribbon cutting...Climax reunion...Sobriety checkpoints...Volunteers needed...National Night Out

Mosquito spraying: Airborne Custom Spraying will spray for mosquitoes at 7 p.m. Wednesday tonight in Buxton, N.D., Grafton, N.D., and Newfolden, Minn. The mosquito control product will not harm people, pets or gardens, but residents should remain...

Mosquito spraying: Airborne Custom Spraying will spray for mosquitoes at 7 p.m. Wednesday tonight in Buxton, N.D., Grafton, N.D., and Newfolden, Minn. The mosquito control product will not harm people, pets or gardens, but residents should remain indoors during the application.

Ribbon cutting: A ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Ronald Reagan Minuteman Missile State Historic Site is set for 11:30 a.m. Friday at the front gate of the site's Oscar Zero Missile Alert Facility about four miles north of Cooperstown, N.D., on Highway 45. Grand opening programs and events will continue through Saturday. For more information, e-mail rcollin@nd.gov or call (701) 328-1476.

Climax reunion: The Climax High School Reunion, classes of 1968 and 1969, begins Friday evening at The Corner in Climax, Minn.

The reunion continues Saturday with a school tour from 2 to 4 p.m., then dinner at 6:30 p.m. and a program at 8 p.m. in Community Hall.

For more information, call (218) 857-3308, (701) 775-9935 or (218) 857-2595.

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Sobriety checkpoints: The North Dakota Highway Patrol will conduct its second of five sobriety checkpoints Saturday in a rural area of the northeast corner of the state. Troopers also will focus on speeding, right of way violations and improper lane changes.

So far in 2009, 70 people in the state have been killed in 57 crashes, 26 of which involved alcohol, the patrol said.

Volunteers needed: Volunteers are needed anytime between 12:30 and 4:30 p.m. Tuesday to add more playground mulch to the Sherlock Forest Playground in East Grand Forks. For more information, call (218) 773-7387 or (218) 773-8000,

National Night Out: Grand Forks National Night Out is set for 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Purpur Arena, 1110 Seventh Ave. S.

The family-friendly event is free and designed to increase public awareness of crime prevention as well as encourage residents to support police-community partnerships.

The first 1,000 guests will enjoy free hamburgers and chips for dinner. Also, area groups displaying informational booths will offer a door prize that will be given away that night. You must be present to win.

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