Dispatch center director will retire
Kent Therkelsen, who helped launch Dakota County's central emergency dispatch center, has announced he will retire this spring.
"In 2006 when I got involved with this I wanted to be part of a start up project," said Therkelsen, the first executive director of the Dakota Communications Center. "It's been my plan all along to leave when I felt that there was good operational stability," said Therkelsen. "I think that's where we're at."