Publish date:

911 outage for Minneapolis AT&T users has been resolved

The City of Minneapolis was among those who are warning cellphone users.

UPDATE 8:25 A.M.

AT&T now says the 911 outage issue has been resolved.

Original story

AT&T customers in the Twin Cities and in many other areas currently can't call 911, with the mobile carrier currently responding to an outage.

The City of Minneapolis is among the law enforcement agencies that have warned AT&T customers of the outage, which prevents them being connected to a 911 operator.

"Approx. an hour ago Minneapolis was made aware that AT&T is experiencing a 911 outage resulting in their customers unable to be directly connected to 911," Minneapolis PD tweeted just after 7 a.m.

The alternate number to call in Minneapolis for emergency help is 612-348-2345.

A quick check on social media shows that other AT&T outages are being reported in Texas, Oregon, Washington, and Michigan, among others.

At this stage the extent of the outage is not clear. It's not known whether the outage affects AT&T customers only in Minneapolis, or if it's a wider problem across the metro area and greater Minnesota.

Sign up: Subscribe to our BREAKING NEWS newsletters

Next Up

st. paul tap - crop

SUV driver crashes into bar patio, injuring woman; man hurt in related shooting

Two men were arguing on the patio prior to the incident, witnesses said.

bicycle cyclist bike

Cyclist critically injured in hit-and-run in Plymouth

Police are seeking the public's help in locating the driver who fled.

ambulance, crash

Second person dies after head-on crash in Anoka County

The crash injured three others, including a 4-year-old boy.

Alex Rodriguez

A-Rod, Lore, Taylor don't take questions about Rosas, Simmons

They did discuss how they see a bright future in Minnesota.

pixabay - tree chainsaw trunk trim cut

Large tree branch falls on MN man, crushing him to death

Police said the man was out in the yard, doing tree trimming work with his son.

Screen Shot 2021-09-27 at 11.19.01 AM

AEW to debut in Minnesota with Rampage, Full Gear PPV

The upstart wrestling promotion has soared in popularity.

covid-19, coronavirus

Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Monday, September 27

The latest COVID-19 numbers from the Minnesota Department of Health.

ashley Carlson

Woman reported missing since Friday, last seen near Hinckley

She doesn't have any of her personal belongings with her.


ValleySCARE returns this Saturday with new attractions

It's the first time the Shakopee park has been open for the Halloween-themed attractions since 2019.

Mary Moriarty

Mary Moriarty, former chief public defender, is running for Hennepin County Attorney

Current county attorney Mike Freeman isn't seeking re-election.


Human error caused statewide 911 outage on Aug. 1

CenturyLink says a third party vendor is to blame.

Read the 911 transcript from the Thurman Blevins shooting

The transcript has been released by the City of Minneapolis.

Uber to allow Minnesota riders, drivers to text 911 via its app

The safety feature allows people to report emergencies during a ride-share journey.

AT&T says it'll launch 5G services in the Twin Cities this year

The cellphone provider has added Minneapolis-St. Paul to its rollout plans.

Derek Chauvin

Audio reveals 911 dispatcher was concerned about George Floyd

The dispatcher notified a superior when three officers pinned Floyd to the ground.

911 services being restored across Minnesota

Edina police say there's a problem with CenturyLink.