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Armed to the necessary level: County remains one of few not on ARMER

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BEMIDJI — Seventy-one of Minnesota’s 87 counties have converted to the Allied Radio Matrix for Emergency Response system. Beltrami County has not.


Gary Therkelsen of G.J. Therkelsen and Associates informed Beltrami Commissioners of the benefits -- and the monetary cost -- to the county should Beltrami fully switch to the system, known as ARMER.

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Crystal Dey
Crystal Dey covers crime, courts, tribal relations and social issues for The Bemidji Pioneer in Bemidji, Minnesota. Originally from Minnesota’s Iron Range, Dey has worked for the Echo Press in Alexandria, Minnesota, The Forum in Fargo, North Dakota, The Tampa Tribune in Tampa, Florida, the Hartford Courant in Hartford and West Hartford News in West Hartford, Connecticut. Dey studied Mass Communications at Minnesota State University Moorhead with an emphasis in Online Journalism. Follow Crystal Dey on Twitter @Crystal_Dey.
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