The Minnesota Department of Public Safety is reporting that Minnesotans can use their current driver’s licenses for federal purposes, including boarding commercial aircraft, through October 10, 2018. That’s because the state asked for and received an extension to comply with the federal REAL ID requirements.

REAL ID compliant drivers licenses will be available to all residents by October of this year.  As we get closer to that time, look for more information on how they may be obtained.