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Monke: 9/11 Memorial equal parts breathtaking, infuriating

September 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

One of the most interesting — and mildly infuriating — moments of my wife and I’s recent trip to New York was our visit to the 9/11 Memorial.

First, if you haven’t been to New York, understand that there are a lot of tourists there. And it’s not…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Monke: 9/11 Memorial equal parts breathtaking, infuriating

September 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

One of the most interesting — and mildly infuriating — moments of my wife and I’s recent trip to New York was our visit to the 9/11 Memorial.

First, if you haven’t been to New York, understand that there are a lot of tourists there. And it’s not…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Moody Co. sheriff investigating prank emergency call

April 27, 2014 in Uncategorized

WARD (AP) — Law enforcement authorities in eastern South Dakota are investigating a false emergency report that they say is part of a phenomenon where pranksters call in phony emergencies that elicit a strong police response.

Approximately 20 …continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Kids dialing old cellphones calling SD 911 centers

January 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

ABERDEEN (AP) — Teaching kids how to dial 911 is up there with tying their shoes. But some emergency dispatchers are getting bogus calls from children on old cellphones.

John McQuillen with the Brown County dispatch center in Aberdeen says it’…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

SD board seeks proposals to modernize 911 system

January 8, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE (AP) — The South Dakota 911 Coordination Board has posted two requests for vendors to submit proposals for providing equipment and services needed to modernize the 911 emergency calling system.

One proposal is for statewide emergency se…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

SD board seeks proposals to modernize 911 system

January 8, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE (AP) — The South Dakota 911 Coordination Board has posted two requests for vendors to submit proposals for providing equipment and services needed to modernize the 911 emergency calling system.

One proposal is for statewide emergency se…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Panel working to upgrade 911 service in state

May 9, 2013 in The Daily Republic

PIERRE South Dakota’s antiquated 911 system will be rebuilt in the next few years to improve responses to emergencies, cut costs and take advantage of new cellphone technologies.
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The trouble with new roads: Dunn County emergency responders having issues locating some calls

October 11, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

With the influx of people and activity in the Oil Patch, emergency responders in Dunn County have found it challenging to keep up with calls and, in some cases, even locate individuals who need help. Continue Reading

Dial 911 for emergencies only: Non-emergency numbers available to public

July 28, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

Residents forgetting they left their garage door open, a man in a van yelling at skateboarders or a granddaughter coming home late from a movie are some of the calls the Dickinson Police Department have gotten in recent weeks and they don’t mind responding to them. Continue Reading

AT&T, CenturyLink service severed, emergency calls not possible

July 12, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

Phone service for AT&T and CenturyLink customers has been severed, the Dickinson Police Department announced at 8:45 p.m. Wednesday. Continue Reading