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Police scanner silence – Why citizens aren’t hearing everything

November 22, 2012 in Alexandria Echo Press

If you’ve been listening to your trusty old police scanner you may be missing something half the action.
Douglas County has started broadcasting on a new digital frequency and some information isn’t picked up by analog scanner units. Once the county goes completely digital, analog scanners will find a new home, in the recycling bin. Continue Reading

ARMER goes live in Nobles County

July 27, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

WORTHINGTON Nobles County residents who monitor police and fire department activity over scanners may have noticed a difference in the radio traffic lately a whole lot of testing, then silence. Continue Reading

Grant helps city with ARMER equipment; new police squad to hit streets

June 12, 2012 in The Osakis Review

The city of Osakis is planning ahead for the upcoming emergency radio system transition to 800 megahertz.
Master technician Randy Hittle with CenterPoint Energy presented a $2,500 grant to Osakis Police Chief Chad Gulbranson at the June 4 Osakis City Council meeting. Hittle specializes in field services in the Osakis and Alexandria areas. Continue Reading

Commissioners at odds over funding

November 21, 2011 in Worthington Daily Globe

ARMER system is focus of levy-versus-reserves discussion
WORTHINGTON Nobles County commissioners spent two hours Monday morning reviewing the 2012 budget in hopes of trimming a proposed 8 percent levy increase before the Dec. 8 Truth in Taxation public hearing. Continue Reading

New radio dispatch system gains ground

December 7, 2010 in Alexandria Echo Press

A new era in emergency radio communications is making progress in Douglas County. Douglas County Sheriff Troy Wolbersen wants to move forward with the Allied Radio Matrix for Emergency Response (ARMER) system for Douglas County. Continue Reading

Silver Bay goes after new radios

September 2, 2010 in Lake County News-Chronicle

The Silver Bay City Council approved going after a $10,000 grant Monday to help pay for a new radio system. Continue Reading