(Mankato, MN) – A town hall meeting and panel discussion on underage drinking will be held Thursday at Minnesota State University Mankato.

Mankato’s Healthy Mavericks Alcohol and Drug Prevention Coalition is hosting the meeting, which will focus on how students can lower their risks of consequences that result from underage drinking.

The meeting will be Thursday, October 3 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Ostrander Auditorium in the University’s Centennial Student Union.

The event is free and open to the public.

Panelists will include representatives from Mankato Public Safety, the Committee Against Domestic Abuse (CADA), the Blue Earth County Attorney’s Office, and more.

The Healthy Mavericks Alcohol and Drug Prevention Coalition is part of a five-year grant program that began in 2015 at MSU.

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