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DETROIT LAKES - Though near-perfect weather brought thousands of people to the lakes area over the holiday weekend, there were no fatalities and no major traffic accidents reported, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.


"The traffic volume was pretty much the same (as last year) -- it didn't look like gas was almost $4 a gallon," said Captain Bruce Hentges. "We didn't really see a decrease in traffic -- at least not here."

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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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