MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – It took more than two years to upgrade Minnesota’s 911 system, but work just wrapped up. Now, all emergency call centers across the state are connected to the Next Generation 911 network (NG911).
Last week, Red Lake County finished its connection to NG911, completing its statewide link. In November 2011, Carver County was first to use NG911.
“The current system is working just fine,” said Dana Wahlberg, Minnesota’s 911 program manager. “But, it’s been in place since the mid-1960s, when everybody used a land line.”