STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Attention snowbirds, students: Check DL now
Minnesota Public Safety Department officials say snowbirds and students headed to school in other states may want to check their drivers license expiration dates now.
Drivers whose licenses expire in... Posted on 8/10/12 at 1:14 AM
STAFF BLOG COMPASS POINTS Conference committee OKs hike in hunting, fishing license fees
A House-Senate conference committee in the Minnesota Legislature has approved a modest increase in hunting and fishing license fees.
The measure, which is included in HF2171, the Omnibus Game and Fis... Posted on 4/27/12 at 11:26 AM
Minnesota hunters and anglers could get their wish to pay higher license fees, but some House Republicans must be convinced first.
“I think it is doable,” Representative Denny McNamara said of getting enough votes from fellow representatives, but it will be a tough job.
It is not something heard much around the Legislature: people suggesting fees they pay go up.
But Minnesota anglers and hunters did just that Tuesday and the Senate natural resources committees complied, backing a bill that ups fees to replenish a fund running out of money and help fight invasive species.
The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Driver and Vehicle Services Division (DVS) reminds Minnesotans travelling south for the winter or departing for out-of-state campuses to check the expiration date on their driver’s licenses before leaving the state.
Minnesotans now have an opportunity to support the restoration of the State Capitol building by purchasing an official Minnesota Sesquicentennial license plate. Senator Ann H. Rest (DFL-New Hope) and Minnesota Sesquicentennial Commission members sponsored legislation this past session authorizing the production of the new plates
For the third straight year, license fees are going up for local lodging and dining establishments.
Douglas County commissioners approved last month the 2009 environmental health fee schedule, a roughly 10 percent increase over 2008.
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