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September 26, 2018
While Minnesotans won’t need to obtain a REAL ID for two years, a new driver’s services system capable of issuing them will go live on Oct. 1, 2018. The new system, developed by FAST …

September 19, 2018
A REAL ID-compliant driver’s license or ID card will not be required for domestic air travel for two years, but Minnesotans who choose to apply for one will need to bring in more …

September 12, 2018
While there is no need to obtain a REAL ID-compliant driver’s license or ID card for two years, Minnesotans will be able to apply for one next month. Once available, the cost will be …

September 5, 2018
Minnesotans will be able to apply for a REAL ID-compliant card beginning next month, but they will have two years to obtain one if they choose. … The U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS …

July 16, 2018
Minnesotans will see newly designed driver’s licenses and ID cards in the coming weeks as the state transitions from the current cards that were first issued in 2004. The Minnesota …

May 7, 2018
​ST. PAUL — Minnesotans should be able to use their standard driver’s license or identification cards for domestic air travel or access to federal facilities until 2020 since the state …

March 19, 2018
​ST. PAUL — Minnesotans will be able to apply for REAL ID-compliant driver’s licenses and identification cards before the current extension expires on Oct. 10, 2018. The development of …

February 23, 2018
​ST. PAUL — Minnesotans whose driver’s licenses or identification cards expire before October 2018 should plan to renew their cards as they normally would, according to the Minnesota …

January 29, 2018
ST. PAUL — Minnesotans can use their current driver’s licenses for federal purposes, including boarding commercial aircraft, through Oct. 10, 2018. That’s because Gov. Dayton asked for …