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‘It’s Getting Too Dangerous’: Longtime 911 Dispatchers Call For Change

When WCCO-TV first exposed 911 calls going unanswered in Minneapolis, the city told us there wasn’t a problem. Leaders pointed to an average answer time of around 8 seconds, as proof the system is working. But when we obtained call records after weeks of asking, we found certain times of day had much longer waits.

04/29/2014

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How Do Mpls.’ 911 Wait Times Compare To A Similarly-Sized City?

In an emergency, every second counts, but a WCCO investigation found some 911 calls in Minneapolis were taking minutes to answer. For two weeks now, we’ve heard from frustrated citizens and operators who told us calls aren’t being picked up right away. One woman tried twice over five minutes to get through to 911 after her husband suffered a heart attack. He later died.

03/13/2014

Dexter Eugene Bingham Jr., 36, has been charged with two counts of making terroristic threats. (credit: Stearns County Jail)

String Of Threats Traced To Newspaper Deliverer

Police in Stearns County have traced a string of false reports to a newspaper delivery man from Sauk Rapids.

03/03/2011