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Joe Sternhagen is the new guy on the DL police force.

New DL police officer

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Meet Joe Sternhagen, Detroit Lakes’s newest city police officer.

“I’m from Rochester,” said the 31-year-old officer who works the 6 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. shift. “I was working nights before, so I’m still trying to get used to that,” he laughed.


Sternhagen started in Detroit Lakes on April 7 and although he may be the new guy on the force here, he’s no rookie.

Training for him began in the Army.

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