The State of Minnesota does only keep the exam records for seven years. We were mistaken in what they could provide us.
But they did still have the record of the last time I renewed my license back in 1997. My parents scanned it and sent it to me. My German tutor this morning was kind enough to call and ask if this would be acceptable. The person who makes these decisions was gone, and the others did not know if it would work or not. However, they were pretty certain that I have to provide proof that I passed the test.
This is all so ridiculous. Why would Minnesota have issued me a driver's license originally if I hadn't passed the damn test?
So I sent it off and now am just waiting to see what happens.
Worse case scenario, I cannot drive in Switzerland. But at the earliest chance I go back to Minnesota and get a new license so that I can drive everywhere else.
Meanwhile, GLH has been told he needs to come home early from work. I have to go to the store to get some things that are too heavy to carry up the hill. And he needs to drive me.