Sheriff Jim Stubbs asked those in Webster County with an emergency to call 911 using their cell phones because a line to the Webster County Law Enforcement Center was cut.
Stubbs said one of the main phone cables, located in southern Minnesota, was cut sometime Thursday afternoon. It also affected phone traffic in LeMars and Denison.
Stubbs said officials didn't have a time frame for when the system would be back up and running.
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