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THE BECKER COUNTY HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT will be well-represented at the national "Snowplow Roadeo" in Green Bay, Wis., on Sept. 28. Gary Kertscher (center), seen here witih Highway Maintenance Superintendent Rick Hoium, left and County Highway Engineer Brad Wentz, right, took first place in the state event last September, and will compete on Minnesota's team at the national event, which will be held on Lambeau Field.

Nerves of ice and snow County snowplow driver to compete in national event at Lambeau Field

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Each year, approximately 60 municipal and county employees from various street and highway departments across Minnesota take part in the Minnesota Fall Maintenance Expo's "Snowplow Rodeo."


Last September, Becker County Highway Department employee Gary Kertscher was among them -- in fact, he took first place.

"It was only the third time in my career that I'd done it," Kertscher said, adding, "I had a good run."

So was he nervous? Not really, said Kertscher.

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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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