The Minnesota State Patrol is closing it's dispatch center here in St. Cloud. The plan to merge the office with the one in Roseville has been in the works for a few years, but today (Wednesday) they officially announced the transfer date of September 12th.
Stearns County dispatchers are now handling calls for the St. Cloud Fire Department. The move to shift dispatch services from the fire department over to the county was made last October, but today (Tuesday) is the first day for the switch.