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CERT volunteers step up in Faribault during flooding

Flooded field in Faribault​When a flood hits a community like it did Faribault, Minn., earlier this summer, the amount of work that needs to go into responding and recovering can be overwhelming. While emergency services and public safety professionals jump into action, they don't always do it alone. Thankfully, Minnesotans are willing to step up to help their neighbors through the community emergency response team (CERT) program.

CERTs are coordinated with help from our Homeland Security and Emergency Management division, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and local partners.

Learn more in our DPS blog​.

REAL ID is REALly happening: Get ready now

REAL ID exampleWhile the federal government gave us some breathing room, the new deadline for REAL ID will be here before you know it. Our Driver and Vehicle services (DVS) division is encouraging you to get ready now and beat the rush.

You've got until May 7, 2025, to get a REAL ID-complaint license.

Learn what happens when the deadline hits and how you can get your REAL ID in our DPS blog​.