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Mike Smith has been back on the job for nearly a year, after recovering from a horrific accident during setup for a disaster training drill. (Brian Basham/DL Newspapers)

Detroit Lakes tow truck driver back on the job after losing leg in disaster drill

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Detroit Lakes tow truck operator Mike Smith lost a leg in a disaster drill gone wrong last year, but he's back at work -- thanks to a new truck, a prosthetic leg, and a lot of help from his family.


"I've always liked to be around the sheriff's and fire departments," Smith said. "That's one of the reasons I started my wrecker business -- I love to help people."

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