State legislative auditor releasing report on MNLARS

It's been plagued by expensive and frustrating problems

Sloane Martin
February 14, 2019 - 6:37 am

A report from the state legislative auditor is due Thursday on the embattled MNLARS system.

Minnesota's Licensing and Registration System has been plagued by expensive and frustrating problems since it was implemented in 2017 is and responsible for outages, shutdowns and delays.

Investigating the problems has been contentious. State legislative auditor Jim Nobles had to subpoena the Department of Public Safety, something he said he's never done in his 35-year career.

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Gov. Tim Walz earlier this month said he would request another $16 million to continue fixing MNLARS while beefing up staffing to handle licenses, titles and plates.

Thursday morning, Walz and state Sen. John Jasinski are touring a facility in Faribault to see how specialty plate transfers are working after the latest MNLARS software release.

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