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License clerk Lois Engelby shows off one of the state's new digital license plates Monday at the Kandiyohi County office building in Willmar.(Gary Miller/West Central Tribune)

Minnesota licensing offices find themselves in red due to cuts

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WILLMAR -- Every year, the offices that process driver's licenses, vehicle tabs, title transfers and boat licenses send about $1 billion to the state in the form of fee-generated revenue.


Yet those offices -- some run as a private enterprise -- are struggling to operate in the black. With a new round of cuts to city and county governments, which also operate many licensing offices, there's concern some offices may close.

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