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A Minnesota State Patrol trooper talks with a van driver on Highway 59 south of Detroit Lakes Thursday morning. (Brian Basham/DL Newspapers)

State Patrol puts out extra effort for 10,000 Lakes Festival

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Anyone trying to bring drugs into the 10,000 Lakes Festival this week would have had to run a gauntlet of state troopers, including 10 with drug-sniffing K-9 dogs and troopers teamed with commercial vehicle inspectors who were stopping trucks.


Several felony drug arrests were made during traffic stops and have been turned over to the Becker County Attorney's Office for prosecution, said State Patrol Capt. Bruce Hentges.

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