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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — With school out for the summer, the Minneapolis Police Department is reminding parents to talk to their kids about having fun this summer — in a way that’s safe for everyone.

Police say the summer brings several safety concerns as more kids are out enjoying the weather. Police want to remind the public to watch for kids playing or riding bicycles in the streets.

Police also say water safety is a big issue. Children should never be left unattended or unsupervised near lakes, pools or hot tubs, and parents shouldn’t rely on lifeguards alone to supervise their kids.

Parents should also know where children are going, and set guidelines for when they should return. Parents should also talk to older kids about the consequences of hosting or attending parties.

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