Rochester, MN (KROC AM News) -  It appears Minnesotans will soon be required to obtain a new driver’s license.  

The enhanced licenses have been optional but will likely become necessary for  Minnesotans who fly (and don't have a passport or passport card or other approved form of ID) or visit military bases and other federal government sites.

Minnesota’s current driver’s license does not meet the federal REAL ID standards for identification purposes and the government has denied a request from Governor Dayton to give the state more time to adopt the necessary changes. This means many Minnesotans may have to upgrade their license to the enhanced version, which costs an extra $15 and requires several forms of identification.  

Here is a link to the identification requirements, which may look confusing but aren’t that onerous.  

Good luck!

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