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Published February 08, 2013, 05:07 PM

A misunderstanding leads to hacking accusations in Valley City

Valley City, ND (WDAY TV) -- A misunderstanding between the City of Valley City and Barnes County led to accusations of hacking.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Valley City, ND (WDAY TV) -- A misunderstanding between the City of Valley City and Barnes County led to accusations of hacking.

Barnes County employees gained access to an emergency call taken by the city regarding a deer on the road. Controversy stemmed from a comment made by a city employee during the call.

The city was concerned about how the county had accessed the recording. But the 911 recording that was allegedly "hacked" was recorded on a server that both Valley City Police and Barnes county have access to.

City Attorney, Russell Myhre, says, "There is no investigation that is going to go forward from this point in time. Basically, what the state's attorney and I are going to be working towards is to see if we can get this information back to our respective commissions and then make sure they understand clearly what took place."

Myhre and Barnes County State's Attorney Lee Grossman said in a joint release that they are disappointed in both the city and the county in how this entire matter was handled.

They believe it stems from a mistrust bred through years of conflict between the two entities.

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