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911 services restored in Minnesota, DPS reports

911 services restored in Minnesota, DPS reports Photo: KSTP.

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Updated: September 28, 2020 08:56 PM
Created: September 28, 2020 06:46 PM

UPDATE 8:45: 

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety says 911 service has been restored throughout the state following a multi-state outage. 

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The restoration in service includes Text-to-911. 

CenturyLink is expected to determine the disruption's timeline and the number of calls that were impacted. 


UPDATE 8:30:

After a multi-state outage, most 911 services have been restored in Minnesota. 

According to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, some 911 centers are still experiencing abnormalities. 

If reaching 911 is difficult, DPS urges residents call the 10-digit, 24-hour number associated with their county's 911 center.

10 digit, 24-hour numbers can be found here.


UPDATE 7:05 p.m.:

Some 911 lines have returned to service following a reported nationwide outage, according to some law enforcement agencies 

Both the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office and the St. Paul Police Department have reported 911 functionality has returned. 

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety said the outage was part of a multi-state incident. If 911 is needed, DPS urges residents call the 10-digit, 24-hour number associated with their county's 911 center.

10 digit, 24-hour numbers can be found here.

Other sheriff's offices and police departments are still reporting issues. 


Minnesota law enforcement agencies are reporting that 911 lines are not operational nationwide. 

Both the Minneapolis Police Department and Hennepin County Sheriff's Office report the outage is impacting phone calls and text messages to 911. 

This is a breaking news story. KSTP is working to get more details on this story and will post updates as more information becomes available.

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