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Left to right: Seventh-graders Lindsey Squire and Stacia Hanten and 8th grader Austin Lynum were in one of three groups traveling around River Falls Friday night evaluating different businesses' alcohol and tobacco advertising displays. Debbie Griffin photo

Can't miss them: Local youths evaluate alcohol, tobacco ads

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A group of nine middle school students took to the streets Friday night as part of research project conducted by the River Falls Partnership for Youth.

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In groups of three plus a chaperone, the kids blanketed the city, checking the tobacco and alcohol advertising displays at convenience shops, grocery stores, gas stations, taverns and the bowling alley.

They examined about 20 places all together, doing bars from the outside only.

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