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​What’s the Latest on REAL ID?

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By now, you’ve probably heard that, come Oct. 10, your standard Minnesota driver’s license won’t be enough to get you on a domestic flight. You’ve also heard that REAL ID-compliant driver’s licenses and ID cards won’t be available in Minnesota until Oct. 1.

What to do if you plan to get on a plane on, say, Oct. 11? Don’t worry – you have options. Enhanced driver’s licenses or ID cards and U.S. passports will work, so check out our blog to get the latest REAL ID update.



Competitors Show Off Skills at Minnesota Utility Locate Rodeo

A contestant during the locate rodeoYou’ve seen those little multicolored flags stuck in the ground at construction sites or maybe even in yards in your neighborhood. They’re there because someone is planning on digging and called Gopher State One Call at 811. Gopher State One Call contacted various companies that might have underground utilities in the area (think water, sewer, gas, electricity, and phone, to name a few), who sent out people to locate the utilities and mark them with those multicolored flags so that whoever’s doing the digging can avoid them.

Locating underground utilities involves sophisticated equipment and precise measurements. Read the latest blog to learn how utility locators compare their skills in locate rodeos.

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