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Federal Officials Deny Dayton's Request For REAL ID ExtensionFederal officials have again denied Gov. Mark Dayton's request for more time to comply with stronger driver's license standards to board planes.
Real ID Act Requirements Pushed Back 2 More YearsFliers who don't have the latest driver's licenses will have a two-year reprieve before their IDs are rejected at airport security checkpoints. Many travelers had been worried that the Transportation Security Administration would penalize them because of a federal law requiring newer, more-stringent IDs at the start of this year.
With Dayton And Daudt Frustrated, Hopes Of A Special Session Fade Hopes for a quick special session faded Wednesday when Democrat Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican House Speaker Kurt Daudt accused one another of acting in bad faith to solve the state's driver's license dilemma and assist sidelined steelworkers.
Gov. Dayton Calls For Real ID Cards In MinnesotaGov. Mark Dayton renewed his call Wednesday for the state to adopt new, high-security driver's licenses. The Department of Homeland Security denied Minnesota's request to delay Real ID in the state on Tuesday.
Study: Minn. Has Highest Percentage Of Youth Leaving For ISIS In U.S.A new congressional study out Tuesday says that American recruits for the Islamic State terror group come from all across the country, with the highest percentage coming from Minnesota.
Minnesota Driver's License May Soon Not Be Enough To FlyUnder a new federal proposal, Minnesota's driver's licenses may not be enough identification to fly. Congress passed a national ID standard in 2005. But Minnesota legislators passed a law exempting the state from that federal standard because of safety concerns.
Man On 'No-Fly' List Granted School Bus Driver's LicenseThe state Department of Public Safety has granted a school bus driver's license to a Minnesota man who is on the Homeland Security "no-fly" list.
FBI On High Alert For Fourth Of July Terrorist AttackThe FBI and Department of Homeland Security are asking Americans to remain vigilant to the threat of a terror attack over the Fourth of July weekend.
Congress Sends Homeland Bill To Obama Without ConditionsCongress is sending President Barack Obama a bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security through the end of the budget year, without overturning the president's immigration policies.
Good Question: Where Do Our Immigrants Come From?Some Republicans don't want the President, among other things, to grant legal status to undocumented parents who have children born in the U.S. Where do our immigrants come from? And, how have those groups changed over time? Good Questions.
Minnesota Congressman Breaks Party Ranks Over DHS FundingFreshman Congressman Tom Emmer is making headlines for criticizing fellow Republicans for their role in a possible shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security this Friday.