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Hubbard County Dep. Jeremiah Johnson, like the rest of the Sheriff's Department, will get new high tech radio equipment eventually. The county voted to expend matching funds for grant monies to purchase the VHF system and dual band portable radios so deputies can communicate with firefighters. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

Hubbard County amasses funds for radio conversion

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Hubbard County commissioners approved a radio participation plan and the Sheriff's Department seeking grant funds as the county joins a statewide radio conversion that is massive in scope and expensive to taxpayers.

The conversion to digital frequencies is mandated to occur by Jan. 1, 2013. The county has been involved for the past three years in regional and local talks to see what radio system it should convert to.

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Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers Hubbard County, courts and breaking news.

(218) 732-3364
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