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Valley City police, the city attorney and the city administrator are investigating the alleged illegal access, by a Barnes County official, of a phone call made to the Valley City Police Department.
The phone call, which resulted in disciplinary action for a Valley City 9-1-1 dispatcher, was made to the police department phone line by a woman reporting an injured deer. According to e-mails between city and county officials, a digital recording was allegedly obtained illegally and used to bring attention to the incident to Police Chief Fred Thompson, who oversees daily operations of the call center.
Read more in Friday's Valley City Times-Record.