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REAL ID Will Require Additional Documents When Applying

REAL ID driver's licenseWhile there is no need for Minnesotans to obtain a REAL ID for two years, those who choose to apply for one will need to bring in more documentation than is needed for standard driver’s license.

To apply for a REAL ID, Minnesotans will need to present the following documents in person:

• One document proving identity, date of birth and legal presence in the    United States, such as a passport or a birth certificate.

• One document proving social security number.

• Two documents proving current residency in Minnesota. Examples    include a valid driver’s license or ID card, a cancelled check or a credit    card statement.

Here is the full list of accepted documentation.

Driver’s License Agent Offices will be Closed Sept. 28 and 29

Driver’s License Agent offices will be closed on Friday, Sept. 28, and Saturday, Sept. 29, to transition to a new driver’s license system that will be able to issue REAL IDs in Minnesota. Some offices may choose to offer limited services on those days related to motor vehicles only. Please call ahead to find out which offices will be open for those services.

Remember: You will be able to apply for a REAL ID-compliant card beginning Oct. 1, but you have two years to obtain one if you choose. That means you will be able to use your standard license or ID card for federal purposes, including boarding domestic flights, until Oct. 1, 2020.

Bring Your Community to Work Day

A firefighter talks with children at a fire stationYou’ve heard of “bring your kid to work” day. But there are very few professions that have a day where they invite their entire neighborhood or town to work. That’s essentially what an open-house at a fire or police station is, though: a “bring your community to work” day.

Believe it or not, law enforcement and firefighters job isn’t all emergencies. Prevention is a huge part of their work—and meeting you when you’re not in an emergency situation, such as a fire or traffic crash, is a good place to start.

Police and fire station open houses can happen any time, but are more common in the fall, especially the month of October.

Learn more in our latest blog.

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Video Description: These Highland Park Senior High School students know safety is the top priority when they are behind the wheel or are a passenger.