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19. 09. 04

PENNINGTON COUNTY IS TAKING A HUGE STEP FORWARD BY ENHANCING OUR 9-1-1 PHONE SYSTEM

Pennington County officials are working diligently to upgrade the 9-1-1 phone service provided to our citizens and first responders. We have found a solution, provided by Carbyne, Inc., that we feel can provide you with the best technology for today, and the years ahead.

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19. 08. 02

Imagine being able to video chat with a 911 Dispatcher to show them your emergency rather than telling them about it. That will soon be a relaity for Pennington County thanks to a new software called Carbyne. Carbyne Inc is a global leader in public safety technology, and Pennington County is taking a huge step forward by enhancing their 911 phone system.

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19. 05. 02

Governor Tim Walz signed a new hands-free cell phone bill into law April 12 to help further reduce distractions behind the wheel.

Starting Aug. 1, drivers will no longer be able to hold their cell phones in their hands. They will be able to use their phones to make calls, text, listen to music or podcasts and get directions, but only by voice commands or single touch activation without holding the phone.

Remember, hands-free is not necessarily distraction-free. We want Minnesotans to stay safe, stay alive and stay out of trouble under the new law.

Visit the HandsFreeMN website for more information.

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19. 04. 05

In preparation for the storm season, please add these CodeRed phone numbers to your contacts list. By adding these numbers to your contacts, users of the Code Red notification system will know when CodeRed is calling and won’t mistakenly believe it is a telemarketer.

866-419-5000
855-969-4636
800-566-9780 

The CodeRED Community Emergency Alert system is used by Pennington County to notify residents and businesses of critical situations and provide information regarding necessary actions. With this system,

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19. 03. 28

Law enforcement officials are investigating an apparent arson and suspicious death at a residence located at 307 1/2 Arnold Ave. S., Thief River Falls, Minn. 

 
A 911 caller reported a fire at the residence shortly after 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 27. The home has two apartments, one on the lower level and the other on the upper level. The Thief River Falls Fire Department extinguished the fire and discovered a body in the upper-level apartment. 
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New Direct Phone Numbers

The New Corrections (Jail) Phone Number is 218-416-7097. Please call this number for any inmate related questions. Inmate voice mail line is 218-416-1120.

Jail Administrator / Dave Casanova -  218-416-7095 * Jail Programmer / Travis Black - 218-416-7082