- Cape student sues, accuses school officials of slamming her to ground multiple times (04/28/16)42
- Bob Evans restaurant in Cape Girardeau among chain's 21 closings (04/26/16)9
- Missouri House votes to allow concealed weapons without permits (04/28/16)6
- Two hurt in motorcycle wreck on Interstate 55 (04/25/16)1
- Law firm requests information about Cape's traffic cameras (04/25/16)2
- Local lawmakers split over failed medical marijuana bill; voters may have a say (04/26/16)19
- Police report filed, but no charges in incident at Cape Central (04/29/16)26
- Tanker truck catches fire near Oak Ridge (04/24/16)7
- Local company makes eco-friendly kitty litter that cuts cat-box smell (04/25/16)
- Senator introduces bill for I-57 that would connect Sikeston with Little Rock (04/28/16)4
University foundation keeps license office contract
The Southeast Missouri State University Foundation beat out a Chicago firm to retain the contract to operate Cape Girardeau's motor vehicle license office.
The foundation, which has operated the license office at 112 S. Spanish St. since 1993, won the first competitive bidding process for the contract. Applus+ Technologies Inc., a company that specializes in operating emissions testing stations and car registration systems, is seeking several other Missouri license offices along with its bid for the Cape Girardeau office.
In its bid, the foundation promised to return to the state 2 percent of its first-year revenue. License offices are often called fee offices because private operators make money on fees on each transaction. Bidding has closed on the Jackson license office, but no contract award has been made.