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HILLSDALE, Mich. – Hillsdale County emergency dispatch needs improvements, but officials say the fixes won’t come cheap.

The price tag? Potentially $ 12 million.

Emergency Management Director Doug Sanford said the current equipment works but is very old.

“Much of the equipment is fairly new, but the technology is old,” he said. “Not much has really changed in 50 years. That’s how far it goes back. “

This makes it difficult to communicate with agencies in neighboring counties…