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ST. PAUL — Minnesota should buy a packaged computer software system to handle vehicle licensing and registration rather than finishing the rollout of the state's system, an independent group of information technology experts found. And that will come at a cost. A panel of experts on Wednesday, May 1, released its report of findings on the Minnesota Licensing and Registration System, known as MNLARS, and recommended that the state cut its losses, let the program enter one more update, then transition to a system developed by a private vendor.
ST. PAUL — Minnesota officials are wading through a backlog of vehicle license and title applications which has fueled extended wait times for drivers , they told lawmakers on Tuesday, Dec. 18. The update came almost a year and a half after the Minnesota Licensing and Registration System launched, spurring delays and added difficulties in getting driver's licenses and vehicle registration tabs.
ST. PAUL - The Minnesota State Canvassing Board on Tuesday, Nov. 27 certified the results of the Nov. 6 midterm election, noting no apparent foreign interference and confirming the state reported the country's highest voter turnout at more than 64 percent.
MINNEAPOLIS -- U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar on Sunday said she still mulling a presidential run in 2020 but offered few details to a national television host or to local reporters. On Sunday morning, Nov. 25, the DFL senator on ABC's "This Week with George Stephanopoulos" said she was considering a bid, but hadn't yet made a decision. "Right now I am just still thinking about this, talking to people," Klobuchar said. "I'm sorry to say I have no announcement for you on your show."
ST. PAUL -- Governor-elect Tim Walz on Thursday said it would be his responsibility to break up political gridlock in the Statehouse. Facing the country’s only split Legislature, Walz said he planned to take it upon himself to work with legislative leaders to avoid a political impasse. “I think the responsibility falls with the governor to try and alleviate it as much as they can,” Walz said Oct. 8. “If it’s being gridlocked for purely political reasons, that story will get out, but I do think the responsibility to break that initially starts in this office.”