Mission Completely Possible: South St. Paul Task Force Takes On Crossing Safety
Posted July 28, 2015 3:34 p.m. CDT
Members of the South St. Paul Mayor’s Youth Task Force line up for the city’s summer parade. A float that featured the remains of a truck after it collided with a freight train was used to emphasize the importance of crossing safety.
Mayor Beth Bauman started the South St. Paul Mayor's Youth Task Force with a specific mission: reduce underage drinking and smoking. Just seven years later, that mission has been accomplished. Read about the group's success here. Now for 2015, the task force has a new goal.
In January, the group, comprising several kids from grades 5 through 12, was awarded a $5,000 Public Safety Grant from Union Pacific. "Union Pacific gave us a grant to promote crossing safety," said Deb Griffith, the city's community affairs liaison. "The mayor and I decided it would be a great initiative for the Task Force."
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