National Night Out Postponed to Oct 6


National Night Out Postponed to Oct 6

Originally scheduled for Aug 4, National Night Out has been postponed to Tue, Oct 6, due to concerns relating to COVID-19.

Every year, Columbia Heights participates in National Night Out and the accompanying local Minnesota Night to Unite. More than 1,000 City residents participate annually, and local police and fire officials try to visit as many NNO parties as possible.

The Columbia Heights Police Department has coordinated the event for decades, recognizing the importance of connecting with the community to address crime and disorder.

National Night Out helps facilitate these neighborly relations, which is why the police department encourages everyone to take part, or even host a party of their own. Events can be as simple as a few neighbors dropping by a host's yard for a burger or as elaborate as a neighborhood-wide block party.

If you are interested in hosting an event or are wondering if your neighborhood is participating, please contact Officer Bill Monberg at or call him at 763-706-8142.

  • Download this flyer to let your neighbors know about your event.
  • Download this form to request your street be blocked and let the Police and Fire Departments know about your gathering.
  • Tips for how to reduce waste and go green for your block party can be found here.
  • Or go the official page:

Make a Donation to SACA

NNO is also used to gather donated food items to be given to Southern Anoka Community Assistance. The local food shelf collects the donations after officers have brought them back to the station.