Minnesota IDs No Longer Grant Access to Department of Defense Installations

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August 18, 2016 02:20 PM

Minnesotans using standard state-issued identification cards will no longer have access to four Department of Defense installations due to Real ID compliance.

Beginning this week, people with Minnesota driver’s licenses will need alternative forms of ID or an approved escort to get onto these military installations as part of the department’s efforts to implement the Real ID:

  • 133rd Airlift Wing, St. Paul
  • 148th Fighter Wing, Duluth
  • 934th Joint Base, Minneapolis
  • Military Facility at Fort Snelling

Access to Camp Ripley won't be affected because it's a state-owned facility.

Last week, we reported that military families wanting to visit their loved ones at various bases in the country couldn’t because Minnesota driver’s licenses do not have extra security features.


Jennie Lissarrague

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