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Woodbury police dog Levi demonstrates an apprehension technique earlier this year. Mike Longaecker photo

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Woodbury residents will get an up-close look this month at some of the Midwest's most highly trained dogs in action.

From June 12 to June 14, the city will play host to the Region 18 trials of the United State Police Canine Association. During the event, up to 100 K-9 teams representing Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota and Iowa will converge on Woodbury, where they will be tested for certification and compete in a series of events.


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Mike Longaecker
Mike Longaecker is the regional public safety reporter for RiverTown Multimedia. His coverage area spans St. Croix and Pierce counties. Longaecker served from 2011-2015 as editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. A University of Wisconsin-River Falls graduate, Longaecker previously reported for the Red Wing Republican Eagle and for the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker
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