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911 system is a wise investment

July 11, 2012 in The Jamestown Sun

Stutsman County’s upcoming purchase of a next-generation 911 system will safeguard the county, save taxpayer funds and position us favorably for future technological advances. Continue Reading

County expects new 911 system in December

July 11, 2012 in The Jamestown Sun

Stutsman County hopes to have a new 911 system ready by Dec. 20 this year that will eventually enable people to send text messages, photos and video to dispatchers. Continue Reading

Counties team up for 911 upgrades

June 20, 2012 in The Jamestown Sun

Stutsman County commissioners voted Tuesday to allow Richland County to take the lead in purchasing next-generation 911 equipment.
The vote came shortly after a fiber optic line in a field was cut Thursday, causing Century Link and Dakota Central Telecommunications landline customers to lose service.
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Joint dispatch talks cease

January 14, 2011 in Worthington Daily Globe

Murray Co. to proceedwith its own plans
WORTHINGTON With just four entities left at the table on Friday, the 20-month study on joint dispatch operations for law enforcement in southwest Minnesota has officially fizzled. 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

Murray County OKs dispatch agreement

September 21, 2010 in Worthington Daily Globe

Tentative scenario would give member counties three votes each
SLAYTON With one dissenting vote, Murray County commissioners approved a suggested interim agreement Tuesday morning for formation of a regional dispatch center, but not without a significant change their version of the agreement would give each member county three votes, but the city of Worthington would not be afforded the same voice. Continue Reading

Murray County still in race for dispatch center

September 13, 2010 in Worthington Daily Globe

New proposal for Slayton location brought forward
WORTHINGTON In a last-ditch effort to secure the location for a proposed regional dispatch center in Slayton, Murray County representatives offered plans during a meeting Monday afternoon for a revamped PSAP (public safety answering point) in their current law enforcement center (LEC). Continue Reading

Murray County makes bid for regional dispatch

August 20, 2010 in Worthington Daily Globe

Two options set out for bid; construction possible by mid-March Continue Reading

Stearns County 911 not working

August 5, 2010 in West Central Tribune

ST. CLOUD Stearns County Sheriff’s Office dispatchers have discovered that 911 services in the county is not functioning. It is believed that this affects both cell and land line phones in the county and a portion of central Minnesota. Continue Reading