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Outsource 911 calls? No thanks, say Wabasha County police officials

A plan to save money in Wabasha County by outsourcing police, fire and ambulance dispatching to neighboring Goodhue County is opposed by law enforcement officials in the southeast Minnesota area, reports the Rochester Post Bulletin.
Supporters say

A plan to save money in Wabasha County by outsourcing police, fire and ambulance dispatching to neighboring Goodhue County is opposed by law enforcement officials in the southeast Minnesota area, reports the Rochester Post Bulletin.

Supporters say it would save nearly $150,000 a year, but opponents say response times would lag.

Wabash County officials, though, say they’ll go ahead with a study.

Board Chairman Peter Riester said he hasn’t made up his mind, but “we still owe it to the taxpayers to study every option that is out there.”