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September 9, 2017
Dispatch agency hopes to field more 911 calls in Sioux Falls
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Calls for emergency services are on the rise in Sioux Falls as the population of South Dakota's largest city continues to grow. The agency that fields 911 calls hopes some recent changes will enable it to keep up with its increasing burden, the Argus Leader reported....
September 9, 2017 - 10:50am
April 19, 2017
SD inching closer to being first in nation to have state 911 system
LAKE ANDES — With two more local 911 dispatch centers on board, phase one in completing a statewide emergency communication network is...
April 19, 2017 - 5:50pm
January 16, 2017
Yankton Sioux police consider cutting 911
LAKE ANDES — Emergency? Don't call 911. After county officials asked the Yankton Sioux Tribe to pay for 911 services for the first time,...
January 16, 2017 - 5:06pm
April 14, 2016
State's 911 emergency call system is near halfway mark with counties
PIERRE—Thirty-two of South Dakota's 66 counties have submitted their second round of geographic information system data so far for the new statewide system for locating and routing help to 911 emergency callers, a consultant told state officials Thursday. Christy Hayes, of St....
April 14, 2016 - 5:44pm
February 20, 2016
Mitchell among first with new 911 system
South Dakota is on the leading edge for 9-1-1 dispatch services with a new network that will link all dispatch centers in the state, and Mitchell...
February 20, 2016 - 10:05am
December 19, 2014
LETTER: Does 911 service depend on your family?
To the Editor: Remember me from Father's Day when 911 would not answer and all I got was a busy signal? Well, I called 911 again at 4:30 on Dec. 1. The dispatcher argued with me, saying I did not know my own address. My husband is dying on our bedroom floor and the 911 dispatcher...
December 19, 2014 - 11:11pm
July 10, 2014
Signal issues cause 911 problems
PLANKINTON - Vern Leftwich needed an ambulance badly on Father's Day. His hemoglobin was so low that he was seeing double and almost passed out. "I couldn't walk or anything without falling over," Leftwich said in a recent interview with The Daily Republic.
July 10, 2014 - 12:28am
June 20, 2014
LETTER: Why was 911 giving busy signal?
To the Editor: I want someone to please answer this question for me. On Father's Day I called 911 not one time, not two times, but four times and all I got was a busy signal. I never did get through. Thank God I knew the ambulance crew and I called them. I am grateful to Jerry...
June 20, 2014 - 10:58pm
May 19, 2014
Union County voters to decide whether to keep dispatch center
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Voters in Union County will soon decide whether to keep a local dispatch center that handles 911 calls. The Argus Leader reports that the opt-out measure on the June 3 ballot has led to a debate about the importance of local control in rural southeast South...
May 19, 2014 - 10:21pm
April 27, 2014
Moody Co. sheriff investigating prank emergency call
The caller told emergency operators that he had shot one of his parents, had three family members held hostage and had rigged the house with a bomb.
April 27, 2014 - 9:54pm
January 15, 2014
Kids dialing old cellphones calling SD 911 centers
ABERDEEN (AP) — Teaching kids how to dial 911 is up there with tying their shoes. But some emergency dispatchers are getting bogus calls from children on old cellphones. John McQuillen with the Brown County dispatch center in Aberdeen says it's happening a few times a month....
January 15, 2014 - 2:39pm