Drivers Licensing Services No Longer Provided in Ely, MN

By KBJR News 1

Drivers Licensing Services No Longer Provided in Ely, MN

June 7, 2013 Updated Jun 7, 2013 at 11:35 AM CDT

Ely, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- St. Louis County will no longer provide driver's licensing services in the city of Ely as the county restructures job duties for its employees.

These services had been available through an arrangement with the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, but the County has chosen to transition that contract to another provider in the area.

This will allow a restructure of job duties for Ginny Anderson, Administrative Secretary, who has been serving as the drivers licensing agent since 1998.

St. Louis County notified the state in April of its decision to discontinue providing the service, with the goal of allowing enough time for a seamless transition, with no disruption of licensing services to residents.

The DVS will begin advertising for a private contractor to provide the service with a public notice running in the Ely Echo starting Saturday, June 8 through Friday, June 21, 2013.

Another big change at the Ely Service Center will be the retirement of longtime County Veterans Service Office employee, Louise Kainz, at the end of June.

Through this restructuring, Ginny Anderson will now provide support services to the Veterans Service Office in addition to her role with the Commissioner’s office.

Explaining the changes, Commissioner Mike Forsman said, “We’re grateful that the State as well as the County understands the importance of having a drivers licensing service in the City of Ely. The restructure of responsibilities will ensure drivers license services for our residents and secures continued services for veterans in the Ely area.”

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