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Detroit Lakes Police Chief Kel Keena, left, congratulates Mike Smith on receiving the Order of the Towman award from American Towman magazine. Since Smith couldn't travel to Maryland to pick up the award, Keena arranged for a ceremony at city hall during the Tuesday evening city council meeting.

City, magazine honor Mike Smith

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Since tow truck owner Mike Smith was unable to travel to Maryland in November to pick up his award, Detroit Lakes Police Chief Kel Keena wanted to make sure he received the ceremony he deserved and "receive the award he is due."


Keena successfully nominated Smith, owner and operator of Lakes Country Towing, for the Order of the Towman award, courtesy of "American Towman" magazine.

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