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Applications to sell DNR licenses due Nov. 13

Businesses interested in remaining or becoming an Electronic Licensing System (ELS) agent for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) must submit an application by Friday, Nov. 13.

Effective March 1, 2010, the DNR will launch a new licensing statewide system of 1,600 touch-screen, point-of-sale terminals. Only successful applicants will receive a new terminal. Existing terminals will not work with the new system.

State law requires that the DNR establish standards to determine efficient distribution of licenses statewide. Criteria on which selection will be based include type of business, location, days and hours of operation, historical sales, and population.

Requests for applications and questions about the new licensing system should be directed to the DNR License Center at 651-297-1230 or 877-348-0498. Application requests and questions also can be sent via e-mail to