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Fargo dispatch director quits under fire

Associated Press

FARGO, N.D. — The director of the Red River Regional Dispatch Center in Fargo has resigned under fire.

Kathy Colvin had been placed on paid leave less than an hour before she quit Thursday amid tension with the center’s board. Her resignation letter did not give a reason for her decision and she didn’t respond to requests for comment.

Members of the board that oversees the center gave Colvin a vote of no confidence before putting her on paid leave. Complaints ranged from poor leadership to an exodus of dispatchers due to low morale.

The joint dispatch center serves law enforcement and emergency services agencies in Cass County and Minnesota’s Clay County. Colvin had been the center’s director since it opened in 2002. It was touted as the first dispatch center in the nation to cross state lines.

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