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Homeland Security rejects Minn. request for Real ID extension


The federal government has denied a request from the state’s political leaders for more time to get compliant with the new Real ID requirement, but it won’t immediately imperil the ability of Minnesotans to board commercial flights after Jan. 1.

In a letter sent Monday, two assistant secretaries at the Department of Homeland Security wrote to Gov. Mark Dayton that “Minnesota has not provided adequate justification for continued noncompliance with the Real ID standards that would warrant granting your request for extension,” the letter stated.


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