Text-to-911 now available across Minnesota

Dispatchers now trained in the technology.

Posted: Dec. 5, 2017 3:34 PM
Updated: Dec. 5, 2017 7:03 PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A statewide service allowing Minnesotans to send a text message to 911 during an emergency is up and running.

Scroll for more content...

State officials say "Text-to-911" will be especially beneficial for people who are deaf or unable to speak. And it will allow victims who may not be able to talk while a crime is being committed a way to contact authorities.

To use the service, a person would type 911 in the number field and then type the nature of the emergency and a location in the body of the text message. Dispatchers at all of the state's 104 emergency dispatch centers have been trained on the texting technology.

Related Content

Article Comments

Mason City
79° wxIcon
Hi: 76° Lo: 62°
Feels Like: 82°
Albert Lea
66° wxIcon
Hi: 71° Lo: 61°
Feels Like: 66°
70° wxIcon
Hi: 68° Lo: 61°
Feels Like: 70°
Charles City
73° wxIcon
Hi: 72° Lo: 62°
Feels Like: 73°
64° wxIcon
Hi: 67° Lo: 59°
Feels Like: 64°
We're continuing to track more rainfall throughout the area
KIMT Radar
KIMT Eye In The Sky

Community Events