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Becky Ault , director of the Grand Forks Public Safety Answering Point, (PSAP) talks with a dispatcher at the dispatch center recently. photo by Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald

Area 911 calls at all-time high: Cellphones, population could be reasons why, officials say

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When Vickie Anderson’s phone rings at work, it could be a car accident, a fire or almost any other emergency imaginable.

As she answers the call, Anderson refers to the four computer screens in front of her for information on the caller, maps and a schedule of officers. She works quickly to locate the 911 caller and get help to the emergency scene.

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Charly Haley
Charly Haley covers city government for the Grand Forks Herald. As night reporter, she also has many general assignments. Haley is a graduate of Minnesota State University Moorhead, and her hometown is Sartell, Minn. Read more of her reporting about the city of Grand Forks at citystreetbeat.areavoices.com.
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