Hennepin County Service Centers will discontinue passport application processing at all locations beginning Nov. 1. Officials say new federal regulations, aiming to curb passport fraud, require separation between passport offices and offices which handle driver’s licenses and birth records. Passport application processing will continue at the Brookdale, Maple Grove, Ridgedale and Southdale centers through the end of the month.
The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office wants people to know the following items (or possible weapons) are not allowed in suburban courts: nail clippers, corkscrews, mace, razor blades, box cutters, pocket knives, forks, brass knuckles, and tweezers.
Visitors to three suburban courthouses in Hennepin County will pass through new security checkpoints beginning Monday.