The widespread 911 outage affecting St. Louis and Carlton counties Monday evening has been restored, according to reports from both counties' sheriff's offices.

Carlton County reported the outage around 6:30 p.m. Monday. The outage has been resolved in Minnesota around 8:45 p.m. Monday, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Emergency Communication Networks.

Law enforcement agencies around the country reported a 911 outage Monday night. A Facebook post from the Cloquet Police Department read: "We're hearing this is a nationwide outage."

This story was updated at 8:30 a.m. Sept. 29 with information the restoration of the outage. It was originally posted at 7:32 p.m. Sept. 28.

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