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August 09, 2019 - 5:51 am
The state of Minnesota has signed a $33.9-million contract with an outside vendor to replace its troubled vehicle licensing and registration system, known as MNLARS. Gov. Walz says the contract to replace Minnesota Licensing and Registration System goes to Fast Enterprises, which has successfully...
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May 02, 2019 - 8:50 am
Minnesota Governor Tim Walz says the state should pull the plug on the troubled vehicle registration system known as MNLARS and replace it with commercial software used by other states. Thursday on the Morning News with Dave Lee , Walz said that the system is unacceptable. "It's been a program that...
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Paul and Jordana
January 01, 2019 - 6:19 pm
As the partial government shutdown continues, some federal employees have filed a lawsuit against the government over being required to work without pay. Attorney Heidi Burakiewicz is representing those workers and told Paul and Jordana that the government is violating the Fair Labor Standards Act...
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March 26, 2018 - 7:32 am
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota's elections chief says he's been working closely with the Department of Homeland Security to protect the state's balloting process from attack. Secretary of State Steve Simon even got a security clearance of "secret" this month. It comes as concern grows about...
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March 17, 2018 - 1:04 pm
By Edgar Linares WCCO (Associated Press Contributed To This Article) A report released Friday by the Office of Legislative Auditor shows voting fraud did occur in Minnesota in the 2016 election and our Statewide Voter Registration System (SVRS) needs a serious overhaul. “The number one take away...
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March 14, 2018 - 4:43 pm
Gov. Mark Dayton is preparing to deliver his last State of the State address. The speech scheduled Wednesday night at the Capitol will be the Democratic governor's eighth and final annual address. Dayton is leaving office early next year after two terms. It comes a year after Dayton collapsed...
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