UPDATE: As of 09/11/2019, service has been fully restored.
The Stearns County Sheriff’s Office is experiencing a temporary disruption of services with calls to 911 in some areas of Stearns County. Not all the calls being made to 911 from a landline are ringing into the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office. Stearns County officials are working with local telephone companies to resolve the issue. The telephone companies cannot determine how many customers or what specific areas are affected by this disruption of services and it is unknown how long it will last.
Anyone in need of emergency services is encouraged to call the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office non-emergency number for the most direct and quickest emergency services response at (320) 251-4240.
Any cell phone calls made to 911 will still be answered as usual. The disruption of services only affects landlines.