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Updating county board members about the new county-wide 800 MHz communication system May 1 were, left to right, Sheriff Brian Schlueter, Administrative Lt. Matt McGuire, Dispatch Supervisor Judy Siggerud and County Emergency Manager Patrick Waletzko. Tom Hintgen/FOCUS

Emergency communications to improve across Otter Tail County

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Otter Tail County is one of many across Minnesota facing a narrow-banding compliance date of Jan. 1, 2013. The goal is to improve communications all across the county.


Phase one included communications upgrades among law enforcement. Subsequent phases include fire department and Emergency Management Systems, or EMS, upgrades.

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