911 Service Consolidation

Starting Jan. 4, all 911 calls from Rice Lake will be directed to the Barron County Dispatch Center.

Rice Lake is shutting down their dispatch mainly due to a tight budget, rising costs, and a new county dispatch center.

Officials say this will have no affect on response times or public service.

The Rice Lake Police Chief says this should save the city about $150,000 a year.

Rice Lake is the last city in Barron County to consolidate with the county dispatch center.