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Forum staff reports, Published September 19 2010

2011 K-9 trials to be held in Detroit Lakes

The 2011 United States Police Canine Association’s National PDI Trials will be held in Detroit Lakes, Minn.

The competition and certification event for police K-9 teams will be Sept. 18-23, 2011.

K-9 teams will compete in obedience, agility, suspect search, article search, criminal apprehension and apprehension with gunfire.

All events will be open to the public. There also will be a public demonstration.

Detroit Lakes Police Department hosted the 2008 regional trial, which drew 90 teams. The national trial is expected to draw 150 to 200 K-9 teams.

For more information or to be an event sponsor, call Sgt. Robert Strand at (218) 846-3204 or Sgt. Tim Eggebraaten at (218) 846-3205.