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Driver's license

September 8, 2018
David Lameyer of North St. Paul, Minn., holds his personalized license plate, with a number he’s had for 20 years, outside his office in Fridley on Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017. Like at least 1,000 other Minnesotans, Lameyer was unable to transfer his specialized plate — showing his initials and the year he was born — onto a car he bought earlier this year because the state’s troubled new computer system, known as MNLARS, is unable to process such a transfer. (Dave Orrick / Pioneer Press)
New plan to keep fixing DMV computers: Use Real ID driver’s license funds
September 8, 2018 - 11:14am
September 5, 2018
The new Minnesota REAL ID will look like this. It's similar to the current licenses with the exception of the gold star in the upper right hand corner.  Courtesy of the  Minnesota Department of Public Safety
New IDs will be ready next month, but Minnesotans have two years to switch over
September 5, 2018 - 6:07pm
September 2, 2018
Tammy Swift, Forum columnist.
Driving Miss Baby: Swift's confessions of a 14-year-old licensed driver
September 2, 2018 - 9:52am
February 26, 2018
Real ID deadline is coming: What Minnesotans need to know if you plan to fly after Oct. 10
February 26, 2018 - 8:50pm
September 13, 2017
June 2016 mock-up of what a Real ID Minnesota driver's license could look like. The actual Real ID license would be developed once the state approves a plan. The 2016 Legislature did not agree on a plan. Photo courtesy of Minnesota Department of Public Safety.
After assurances, Minnesota officials now think the state will be OK with Real ID compliance
September 13, 2017 - 8:37pm
March 6, 2017
Minnesota Senate rejects Real ID bill
March 6, 2017 - 8:48pm
December 22, 2015
Minnesotans need new IDs or may be grounded
December 22, 2015 - 8:55pm
April 16, 2015
Safe roads, insured drivers: Rep. Hamilton sponsors Minnesota bill allowing undocumented immigrants to get driver’s licenses
April 16, 2015 - 8:19pm
December 29, 2014
Driver's license? There's an app for that in Iowa
December 29, 2014 - 11:51am
September 2, 2014
Departments appeal county’s comparable worth study
September 2, 2014 - 8:47pm