Department of Public Safety: 62,000 Minnesotans applied for REAL ID in January

With months away from its implementation, 62,000 Minnesotans applied for REAL ID in January, according to the latest numbers from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety. 

The state says only 12 percent of Minnesotans are currently REAL ID ready.

The deadline to be compliant with REAL ID is Oct. 1. 

After the deadline, a REAL ID will be required to fly domestically.