Election officials reminding voters to update registration, critical for those voting absentee

By |2018-09-10T15:25:38-05:00September 10th, 2018|

Election Officials are urging area residents to get a head start on preparing for the general election on November 6. Blue Earth County Director of Taxpayer Services Mike Stalberger says voters should make sure their registration is current. "So if somebody has moved in the last couple of years, changed their name, or hasn't voted for a while or they are new to voting, we want to make sure that they get to MNvotes.org. That will get their status in place for anybody who wants to vote early by absentee, for anybody who wants to request us to mail them a ballot [...]

After weeks of clashing, lawmakers move on MNLARS funding

By |2018-03-22T16:16:12-05:00March 22nd, 2018|

Minnesota lawmakers are advancing nearly $10 million in emergency funding to fix the state's troubled driver's registration system. The Senate passed a bill funding the platform dubbed MNLARS Thursday on a 48-17 vote. The House was expected to follow suit later Thursday, and Gov. Mark Dayton has indicated he'll sign it. Its passage will end a monthlong slog to authorize the money state officials said they needed to keep MNLARS repairs on track. The new platform has struggled since its summer launch, frustrating drivers and deputy registrars alike with glitches and long delays. State information technology officials had asked for the [...]

Fraught with problems, local officials seeing slow improvement with MNLARS

By |2018-02-05T13:56:39-06:00February 5th, 2018|

The rollout of the new license plate and tab registration system has created headaches for many around the state with the major problem in Blue Earth County being the issuance of vehicle titles. Since the launch of the system last summer, things have slowly gotten better according to County Administrator Bob Meyer. Blue Earth County Administrator, Bob Meyer. "You know, we're able to issue tabs pretty well. But, still a lot of people are out there and car dealerships are not happy because they can't get titles on vehicles. People have really struggled with it. This wasn't a system [...]

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