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Governor Dayton Signs Law Directing MN DPS to Start Planning for REAL ID Compliance

​The Minnesota Department of Public Safety is now beginning to plan for upgrades to Minnesota driver's licenses in order to comply with the federal REAL ID Act. Commissioner Dohman reached out to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to tell them Governor Dayton signed the bill that begins the planning process. Read more on the DVS News page.

Emergency Alerts on Your Cell Phone

​In weather emergencies, warnings can save lives. But traditional warning methods such as television, radio and outdoor sirens don’t always reach everyone. Emergency officials now have a way to send warnings directly to cell phones in affected areas — Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEAs). These warnings will be broadcast to all phones within range of designated cell towers.

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The Department of Public Safety Blog highlights DPS events and actions that help keep Minnesotans safe and ready. Posts are published every Monday and Thursday. Check out our latest blog post.