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Thanks for your service, Trooper Andy, and enjoy your retirement!

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STATE TROOPER ANDY SCHMIDT retired from his duties as public information officer for the Detroit Lakes district on Tuesday. A native of Albany, Minn., he and his wife, Nancy, reside in Staples.

For more than a decade now, “Trooper Andy” Schmidt has been the voice of the Minnesota State Patrol in this part of the state.

In his role as public information officer for the State Patrol, Schmidt has appeared on radio talk shows throughout the area, written the “Ask A Trooper” column that runs in the Detroit Lakes newspaper (among others), and even given the occasional school presentation on driver safety.

But as of today, Schmidt has officially handed over the reins to Trooper Jesse Grabow. After almost 31 years in law enforcement — 29 of them with the State Patrol — Schmidt is now retired.

“My last day is Tuesday, Dec. 7,” Schmidt said in an interview late last week.

“Fifty-five was my target to retire,” he added, noting that he celebrated his 55th birthday on Tuesday, Nov. 30.

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