Aitkin County TZD meets Wednesday

The Aitkin County “Towards Zero Deaths” Coalition will be holding their monthly meeting coming up Wednesday, October 9th at 1pm. 

Under new business for TZD includes a review of the Teen Driver Grant for 2019-2020 and recap from the TZD Regional Meeting that took place on September 20th in Grand Rapids. Members from local law enforcement agencies, health and human services, and community leaders will also get their chance to look at the numbers and statistics on the numbers of deaths on Minnesota roads caused by drugs versus alcohol. 

Local law enforcement will also present their stance and plans for upcoming DWI Enforcement during the week of October 31st. This initiative is part of the “13 Deadliest counties” for drunk driving which includes Cass, Crow Wing, and St Louis Counties. Police, Sheriff’s, and State Highway Patrol will also highlight the potential for extra DWI Enforcement coming up for the State Deer Hunting Opener November 7-9. 

Aitkin County Toward Zero Deaths will also be sending members to the annual statewide conference October 23-24 at the St Cloud Rivers Edge Convention Center.