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Oakley looks fearsome as he and handler Dep. Dan Kruchowski demonstrate his skills at the Lake George Blueberry Festival in July. Oakley impressed the crowd. (Sarah Smith /Enterprise)

Park Rapids K-9 heads to national competition in DL

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Oakley will run with the big dogs next week.

Hubbard County's new K-9 will compete in the United States Police Canine Association national trials next week in Detroit Lakes.


The Belgian Malinois, a smaller version of a German shepherd, Oakley has already been involved in searches for drugs, missing persons and illegal aliens in his short tenure on the job. He's performed at gigs in Lake George, Laporte and all over the county, showing off his skills.

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