• Should Iowa be tracking drunken drivers’ last drink? Law enforcement official, Jim Long, from Plymouth, Minnesota shares how the Place of Last Drink program could reduce alcohol-related incidents in Iowa (December 12, 2016)
  • Social host ordinance reviewed in town hall meeting, North Memorial and Partnership for Change sponsored a town hall meeting to review the rules of Maple Grove’s social host ordinance. It makes it illegal for adults to host a party and knowingly provide minors with alcohol. The host does not need to be present to be charged. (November 10, 2016)
  • Medicine Disposal Drop Box Now Available At Golden Valley Police Department, A new and safer way to get rid of unused and unwanted prescription medicines is now available in Golden Valley. A medicine take-back box was installed in the lobby of the Police Department (June 22, 2016)
  • New Policy Aims to Crack Down on Over-Serving, “Place of Last Drink” policies are popping up throughout Minnesota as part of the POLD program, a partnership among law enforcement, the state Department of Public Safety and North Memorial Medical Center’s Partnership for Change (May 2016)
  • Osseo Police provide medicine disposal services, The Osseo Police Department has set up a medicine drop box in its lobby, which provides an easy, environmentally safe way for Osseo area residents to safely dispose of unused prescription medications. The service is offered in collaboration with the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office, Hennepin County Environment and Energy, North Memorial Medical Center, and Partnership for Change (February 22, 2016)


  • Excelsior confronts drinking incidents, explores tighter liquor rules; City official look at larger patterns to work on the overserving issue (December 9, 2015)
  • More metro police are tracking people’s ‘last drink’, police departments are tracking where people are having their last alcoholic drink before alcohol-related issues (November 21, 2015)
  • Maple Grove Police Provides Medicine Disposal, In collaboration with the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office, the Hennepin County Environment and Energy Department, the Maple Grove Lions Club, and Partnership for Change, a medicine drop-off location in the lobby of the Maple Grove Police Department has been set-up to provide a safe location for residents to dispose of unused prescription medications and to reduce the misuse of these medicines. See the press release here. (July 9, 2015)
  • Adults prepare to be sticker shocked, Partnership for Change hosted Sticker Shock with the help of local liquor stores, law enforcement and student leaders to alert shoppers not to provide alcohol to those under age 21 years of age (May 20, 2015)
  • Fighting Underage Drinking, Students from Maple Grove High School were busy hanging small signs on bottles of alcohol at Princeton’s Liquor store Monday afternoon. The signs are meant to remind people that it’s illegal to provide alcohol to minors (May 11, 2015)
  • Plymouth cracks down on Cowboy Jack’s over ‘staggering’ DWI numbers, Plymouth Police Department became especially concerned about a year ago, when they began collecting data as part of a pilot program with Robbinsdale-based North Memorial Health Care (February 10, 2015)




  • A”T2T” Message for Maple Grove Parents, Teens Patch covered the launch of ” T2T” at the Maple Grove High School (April 24, 2012)
  • Survey finds young adult alcohol use in Hennepin County going down: Sun Post ran an article on our Young Adult Alcohol Survey
  • Youth Alcohol Survey: Partnership for Change was on Channel 12 with results from our Young Adult Alcohol Survey


  • Coalition gets grant to fight youth drug abuse, The goal of the Partnership for Change Coalition is to help mobilize parents, youth and community leaders to take a stand against drug and alcohol use in Northwest Hennepin County (November, 4, 2008)