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Officers Cody Bouchie, Todd Glander and Wayne Striebel search the Becker County Courthouse during a mock disaster drill Tuesday night. BRIAN BASHAM/DL NEWSPAPERS

Preparing for worst-case scenario

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It’s the stuff of nightmares for every employee that works in a county courthouse: Three men drive up to the courthouse steps in a stolen truck filled with toxic chemicals and a wide variety of weapons.


They proceed to dump the chemicals on the street in front of the courthouse, then, armed to the teeth with firearms, an IED (improvised explosive device), and even a grenade or two, the men stride into the courthouse and begin shooting.

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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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