Federal Officials to Gov. Dayton: Request Denied

Federal officials have denied Minnesota Gov. Dayton’s request for more time to comply with stronger driver’s license standards to board planes.

Minnesota hasn’t upgraded its licenses to meet the requirements of the Real ID Act.

It’s raised concern that Minnesotans may need an extra form of ID to board a domestic flight as soon as next year.

It’s still unclear when those standards will take effect.

Minnesota needs to reverse a 2009 law banning the state from complying, but the Legislature doesn’t return until early March.