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Simplify Your REAL ID Application with Our Online Tool

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Going to your local driver’s license office may not be your favorite thing to do, but it’s necessary once in a while. The idea is not to have to go back more often than necessary.

Applying for a REAL ID requires more documentation than most Minnesotans are used to providing, but there’s a tool available to make sure you have everything you need before you ever walk out the door. Learn about it and other ways you can make the driver’s license application process easier in our latest blog.

Give the Gift of a Sober Ride this Holiday Season

'Tis the Season. Be a sober driver. Speak Up

Almost 13,000 people have been arrested for DWI over the past five years between the Thanksgiving and New Year’s holidays. That’s 10 percent of all DWIs in the last five years.

This holiday season, give the gift of life by choosing a sober ride every time you decide to have even one drink.

More than 300 law enforcement agencies across Minnesota are teaming up to get impaired drivers off the road. Officers, deputies and troopers will be participating in an extra DWI enforcement campaign running on weekends through Dec. 28.

Community Listening Session on Police-Involved Deadly Force Encounters

Community Listening Session on Reducing Deadly Force Encounters. Commissioner John Harrington and Attorney General Keith Ellison

Attorney General Keith Ellison and Department of Public Safety Commissioner John Harrington have been traveling the state and hosting a series of hearings on reducing and responding to police-involved deadly force encounters. The Attorney General and Commissioner will be hosting a community listening session from 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17, at Hobson Memorial Union at Bemidji State University. This event is free and open to the public.

A listening session is also scheduled to take place from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, at Worthington Senior High School.

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Video Description: Lt. Gordon Shank of the Minnesota State Patrol shares an important reminder about Minnesota’s hands-free cell phone law and the importance of driving distraction free.