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Sheriff Troy Wolbersen said the state is catching up with technology. A $10,000 grant from the state of Minnesota is going to help Douglas County prepare for the future.


Public safety answering points are converting to the Next Generation 911 (NG911) high speed voice and data network for routing and delivering emergency calls. The $10,000 granted to Douglas County will pay for equipment needed to get the NG911 project started.

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Crystal Dey

Crystal Dey is a staff reporter for the Echo Press. Originally from Minnesota’s Iron Range, Dey worked for newspapers in North Dakota, Florida and Connecticut before returning to her home state to join the Echo Press in October 2011. Dey studied Mass Communications at Minnesota State University Moorhead with an emphasis in Online Journalism. Follow Staff Reporter Crystal Dey on Twitter @Crystal_Dey.

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