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Clean & Safe Team







Our highly recognizable uniformed Team Members are on the street and in the skywalks daily. They truly serve as ambassadors of our downtown!

Contact the Clean & Safe Team at 218-390-8899 or 218-727-8317

From Mesaba Avenue to 10th Avenue East and Canal Park to Second Street, you’ll find team members making your world:

  • Cleaner - by controlling litter, pressure washing, and removing weeds and graffiti
  • Safer - with uniformed visibility, and by reducing panhandling and escorting employees or visitors.
  • Friendlier - by providing directions, providing assistance, and furnishing information on retail services.

Service is scheduled daily throughout the District with a goal of providing an overall package of service spread uniformly throughout the District. The Clean & Safe Team maximizes its visibility with easily recognizable bright neon and royal blue uniforms. You’ll find them making rounds on foot, bicycle or Segway through all public rights of way, including the Skywalk.

Have you lost something Downtown or in Canal Park?

Phone, keys, wallet, or purse?
We may have found it!

Report Suspicious Activity

Not urgent, call our Clean & Safe Team!

Urgent - Dial 9-1-1

To schedule a safety workshop for your business,  building, or community group please email or call (218) 727-8549.

Outreach Specalist

Our Outreach Specialist, Nathan Kesti, puts on approximately eight miles a day walking the district and connecting with individuals who are unsheltered or facing chemical dependency challenges. Nathan is a great resource and has been instrumental in getting individuals into housing and/or treatment.

He’s also a great resource for our businesses. He connects with business owners/managers/employees to hear any concerns they have, offer tips, and serves as a liaison between the business community and social services.

Nathan can be reached at 218-340-8274 or

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