Contact Us

Minnesota State Patrol to Close Baxter Dispatch Center

BAXTER (AP) – The Minnesota State Patrol plans to close its Baxter dispatch center next month as part of a consolidation.

The patrol is consolidating all of its dispatch centers in Minnesota. By this spring, there will be only two operating dispatch centers for the State Patrol, in Roseville and Rochester. Roseville will take calls north of the Twin Cities while Rochester will handle southern Minnesota.

Captain Sean Meagher says the patrol began discussing consolidating its dispatch centers in 2009 and began the consolidation in December 2012.

The last day the Brainerd dispatch center will take calls is March 17th. On April 14th, the Virginia dispatch center will close.

There will be no reductions in personnel, since dispatchers have the option to transfer to one of the open centers.

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved)

More News from WJON

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://wjon.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on AM 1240 WJON quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Register on AM 1240 WJON quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!