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Disaster drill covers everything from a house fire to a capsized boat

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By all accounts, the countywide disaster drill that was staged Wednesday, Sept. 10 at Detroit Lakes' Soo Pass Ranch was an unqualified success.


From a capsized boat on Lake Sallie to a hazardous materials spill to an accident requiring extraction via the "jaws of life" to a helicopter evacuation of a victim impaled on a tree branch, all eight emergency scenarios that were staged Wednesday went off without a hitch.

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Vicki Gerdes
Staff writer at Detroit Lakes Newspapers for the past 14 years, currently editor of the entertainment and community pages as well as obituaries. Living in DL with my cat, Smokey.
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