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After 27 DWIs, New York Mills man to go free once more

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NEW YORK MILLS, Minn. - People here know Danny Bettcher for all the wrong reasons.

Many also know the number: He's had 27 convictions for drinking and driving offenses, believed to be the most ever accrued in the state.


The police who made the arrests remember him. The prosecutors who brought the charges remember him. The local activists trying to curb the behavior he embodies remember him.

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