Waiting in line for license
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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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August 06, 2019 - 9:51 am
Senate Republican leader Paul Gazelka says it's up to committee chairs to begin discussions of gun safety laws. Gov. Walz is calling on the GOP to add what he calls "common sense" gun laws to hearings that begin at the capitol later this month. "I put out some suggestions dealing with access to...
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July 09, 2019 - 10:46 am
Governor Walz says Minnesota farmers are appreciative of federal money they're receiving as compensation for income lost in the trade war with China, but they're also telling him that they'd rather sell their products. "I recognize this as a safety net, it's needed," Walz told Dave Lee on the WCCO...
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July 09, 2019 - 6:26 am
Funeral services are Tuesday morning in Lakeville for the medical helicopter pilot killed when the craft went down near Brainerd last month. Tim McDonald was a pilot for North Memorial Hospital for four years after serving in the US Army. In a proclimation, Governor Walz has ordered flags at state...
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Susie Jones
June 12, 2019 - 5:48 pm
The high cost of insulin was the topic of a roundtable discussion at the Office of Minnesota Governor Tim Walz on Wednesday.  The Governor invited insulin advocates and others to talk about what to do about it.  A bi-partisan bill that would have set up an emergency fund to help those who can't pay...
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Driver with hands-free phone
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June 07, 2019 - 6:45 am
There's no time like the present to get used to Minnesota's new hands-free cell phone law. A new website spells out all drivers need to know about the new law. Both the State Patrol and Office of Traffic Safety are reminding folks to learn the new rules now, before the law officially takes effect...
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May 24, 2019 - 5:54 am
Gov. Walz set all day Friday for a special session, giving Minnesota lawmakers nearly 24 hours to approve a budget compromise that goes into effect on July 1. The special session, the fifth for budget work since 2009, has a 7:00 a.m. Saturday deadline, set by the governor and legislative leaders...
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Capitol building in St. Paul
May 14, 2019 - 5:31 am
Time is starting to run out for Minnesota lawmakers trying to reach a compromise on a two-year budget expected to exceed $45 billion. Negotiations resumed Tuesday morning at the governor's personal office in the capitol building. On Monday, Governor Walz and state House and Senate leaders exchanged...
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May 13, 2019 - 4:50 am
With the legislative session a little more than a week before scheduled adjournment, Republicans and Democrats still are no closer to agreement on a new state budget. Leaders from the House and Senate met with Governor Walz Sunday night at the capitol building, but remain far apart after talks that...
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