Update: Steele County Emergency Management reports that earlier 911 system issues have been resolved. The fiber optic line is working as it should and 911 is functioning normally.

Steele County Emergency Management notes that they might be having problems with the 911 system.

If you have an emergency, please continue to dial 911. But if you cannot get through, please dial (507) 451-8232.

Something might have happened to the county's fiber optic line for 911 service, but the message from Steele County Emergency Management contained no more information than that.