No privatization for license bureau

Source: By Natalie J. Ostgaard, Crookston Times (MN), Thursday, November 16, 2006 1:37 PM CST

A unanimous vote by the Polk County Board of Commissoners Tuesday determined that the license bureau in the Polk County Courthouse will remain open, though a few changes may be in store in the near future. Commissioner Bill Montague made the motion to keep the license bureau running under the county.

……. The board had considered divesting of the county’s role in operating the bureau, instead allowing a private business to take over. However, in consulting with state officials, Auditor-Treasurer Jerry Amiot – under whose umbrella the license center currently falls – said they offered no guarantee that the state would approve a different Crookston site should the county-run center close.