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Doug Neville, Director of Communications
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 09, 2021
DPS-DVS Announces November Exam Station Openings
​ST. PAUL — Minnesotans looking for driver’s license knowledge and road tests closer to home will soon have additional options. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Driver and Vehicle Services division (DPS-DVS) is working to reopen 67 exam stations, mostly in Greater Minnesota.

DPS-DVS consolidated exam stations, reducing the number to 15 following Gov. Tim Walz’s stay-at-home order (Executive Order 20-20) in March of 2020 due to staffing and health safety. The legislature provided funding to reopen the remaining 67 exam stations during the 2021 legislative session. DVS began planning, negotiating leases and working to hire employees to staff all 93 exam stations across the state following the signature of the bill by Gov. Walz.

Based on a phased approach for reopening, and to ensure that needs for leases and staffing are adequate, 43 DPS-DVS exam stations will be open by the end of the year. The remaining 50 exam stations will be opened by Jan. 31, 2022. DPS-DVS will open stations earlier if a lease and appropriate staffing are in place.

Below is a list of those exam stations scheduled to reopen in November. Additional exam stations will open in the coming months with a goal of all stations being open by the end of January. Minnesotans can find a complete list of locations and services online at drive.mn.gov.​
 

November Exam Station Openings

Location/Reopen DateAddressDaysTimeServices

Gaylord 

Nov. 2​

Courthouse 400 Court St​​
First Tue. of t​he  mont​​​h
9:00 a.m. to noon & 12:30 to 2:45 p.m.

Class D, motorcycle/moped skill tests

Jan. 4 - Knowledge tests begin (10-11:15 by appointment)

New Ulm

Nov. 4

1900 N. Franklin StThursdays9:00 a.m. to noon & 12:30 to 2:45 p.m.

Class D, motorcycle/moped skill tests

Jan. 6 - Knowledge tests begin (10-11:15 by appointment)

St. Peter

Nov. 9

St. Peter–Courthouse, 501 S. Minnesota AveSecond Tue. of the month8:30 a.m. to noon & 12:30 to 2:45 p.m.

Class D, motorcycle/moped skill tests

Jan. 11 - Knowledge tests begin (10-11:15 by appointment)

Thief River Falls

Nov. 15

DOT, 244 125th Ave. NEMonday-Friday
8:00 a.m. to noon & 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Class D, motorcycle/moped skill tests

CDL skill tests (by appointment)

Knowledge testing is not available at this time.

Glencoe

Nov. 17

520 Chandler Ave N Glencoe MN 55336Wednesdays9:00 a.m. to noon. & 1 to 4:00 p.m.

Class D, motorcycle/moped skill tests

Knowledge tests at 10 a.m.

Red Wing

Nov. 17

509 West 5th St Lower Level Red Wing, MN  55066Wednesdays

9:00 a.m. to noon

&

1 to 4:30 p.m.

 

Class D, motorcycle/moped skill tests

CDL skill tests (by appointment)

Knowledge tests given 9:00 to 11:15 a.m.

Hutchinson

Nov. 18

111 Hassan St. SThursdays9:00 a.m. to noon & 1 to 4 p.m.

Class D, motorcycle/moped skill tests

Knowledge tests


About the Minnesota Department Public Safety
The Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) comprises 11 divisions where 2,200 employees operate programs in the areas of law enforcement, crime victim assistance, traffic safety, alcohol and gambling, emergency communications, fire safety, pipeline safety, driver licensing, vehicle registration and emergency management. DPS activity is anchored by three core principles: education, enforcement and prevention.

About Driver and Vehicle Services
The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Driver and Vehicle Services division (DVS) is responsible for driver testing, driver licensing and maintenance of driver records; driver evaluation and compliance; motor vehicle title and registration; commercial vehicle registration; motor vehicle dealer licensing and regulation; and enforcement of no-fault insurance requirements.

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