As many of you might have already heard, Minnesota’s state government began a broad shut down today after the Democratic governor and the Republican legislative leaders failed to agree on a budget. This means that approximately 23,000 to 36,000 state employees will be furloughed and all but the most critical state functions will be suspended.
For those of you who are conducting background checks on applicants, motor vehicle services in Minnesota are suspended and MVR checks cannot be conducted. The court searches, however, will continue as usual. Currently, there is no estimated time as to when motor vehicle services will be reinstated. We will keep you posted as changes develop.