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Published July 01, 2012, 05:10 PM

911 calls increasing in Grand Forks

Grand Forks, ND (WDAY TV) -- Grand Forks area law enforcement is having a tough time keeping up with all of the people who need help.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Grand Forks, ND (WDAY TV) -- Grand Forks area law enforcement is having a tough time keeping up with all of the people who need help.

Officials say there's been an increasing number of 9-1-1 calls to the dispatch center for Grand Forks and East Grand Forks.

Calls are up 10 percent between 2010 and 2011. Already this year, emergency calls are up 12 percent.

Police say the surge in emergency calls is placing higher demand on "already limited resources." The center handles calls for 31 emergency response agencies in Grand Forks and Polk Counties.

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