Months remaining to get Real ID compliant

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Air travel will soon be experiencing even more regulations by the end of this year. Starting October 1 all American travelers must be REAL ID compliant to board domestic flights. This has been in the works since 2005 in response to the September 11th attacks. To apply for a Real ID at the DMV you will…

NDDOT Launches Plan to Improve Driver’s License Services

"Drive ND" consists of renovating and expanding various driver's license operations.

FARGO, N.D.-The North Dakota Department of Transportation has announced a plan to improve customer service and wait times at driver’s license offices. The plan, called “Drive ND,” consists of renovating and expanding various driver’s license operations over the next few months. “Drive ND” focuses on seven key steps: increase staff numbers in Fargo, Bismarck and Williston, expand REAL ID Saturdays,…

October is REAL ID Month in North Dakota

starting October 1, 2020, travelers will need a REAL ID-compliant form of identification to board a commercial flight

BISMARCK, N.D. — Gov. Doug Burgum has proclaimed October as North Dakota REAL ID Month. It is a reminder that starting October 1, 2020, travelers will need a REAL ID-compliant form of identification to board a commercial flight. You’ll also need a REAL ID to gain access to secure federal facilities, including military bases, nuclear facilities and some federal offices….

REAL ID Enforcement Date One Year from Today

A standard driver's license will not be accepted for federal use on October 1, 2020.

MINNESOTA–The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s full REAL ID enforcement date is one year from today. Effective October 1, 2020 anyone 18 years or older wanting to fly within the U.S. or enter a federal facility will need a REAL ID, enhanced driver’s license or ID, passport or another acceptable form of ID. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety says…

Minnesota Offers “X” Gender Option on Driver’s Licenses

The "X" means someone doesn't identify as a man or woman

MINNESOTA — You’ve been able to check the “male” or “female” box when applying for a Minnesota Driver’s License. But now you can also check a box with an “X” next to it. It means you’re non–binary, or don’t identify as a man or a woman. To say years of hiding her true identity took its toll on Katrina Koesterman…

Minnesota Unveils New Look To Driver’s Licenses And IDs

Minnesotans will be able to apply for a REAL ID-compliant card in October 2018

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Driver’s license and ID cards in Minnesota are getting a new look and security upgrades. They include vertical and horizontal designs and state of Minnesota branding featuring the Mississippi River, a canoeist and a pine forest. The vertical design is for those under 21 to make it easier for businesses to identify those of legal age….

Longer Wait Times at Fargo DMV Angers Locals

Longer wait times attributed real ID switch, more people coming to Fargo in summer

FARGO, N.D. — It might look calm outside the Fargo DMV, but once you walk through the doors, several people would say otherwise. “It’s horrible. I’ve been waiting over two hours and come to find out they couldn’t even help me,” said Jared Falcon. “It’s really discouraging. I see a lot of people come in, look at the line, and walk…

Minnesota Granted Real ID Extension

The state will begin issuing new licenses to comply with the Real ID law by the fall of 2018

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota residents are in the clear for at least another year when it comes to their driver’s licenses. Gov. Dayton says the state has received an extension on the Real ID law, allowing Minnesota residents access to board planes through October 10th, 2018 with their old licenses. The federal Real ID Act of 2005 upgraded…

Dayton Eliminates Funding for House and Senate, Said Republicans Launched “Sneak Attack”

Governor Dayton has signed nine so-called "Budget Bills" to avoid a government shutdown

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Governor Dayton has signed nine so-called “Budget Bills” to avoid a government shutdown. But he said he considers some of the Republicans actions a “sneak attack.” He is allowing the Tax Bill to become law without his signature. He used the line-item veto to strip funding for the House and Senate for four years saying the job…

Gov. Dayton Signs Real ID Bill into Law

  ST. PAUL, Minn. — Gov. Dayton has signed the Real ID bill into law while battling over the budget. Its passage allows the state to get an extension to continue using standard driver’s licenses to board planes until October 2020. State officials expect to begin issuing the new IDs sometime next year. Meanwhile, the Democratic governor and Republican legislative…