Minnesota Driver Licenses Inadequate As ID For Flying In the U.S. on January 1st
Minnesota lawmakers had been betting on the Department of Homeland Security granting the state an extension for Minnesota's compliance with enhanced 'Real ID' federal requirements for identification for flying within the U.S. -- and they bet wrong, meaning your MN DL is non-compliant for boarding an aircraft as of January 1st.
The truth is, that doesn't mean you can't use your MN DL to board a flight on or after 1/1. The Department of Homeland Security says it will give a 120 day notice before clamping down.
In the meantime, you have two options for being in compliance, 1) Use your valid passport, or 2) Get a compliant Minnesota 'enhanced' Driver License from your local DMV for an extra charge.
I'll try anything to drown out the pain, they all know why I'm getting drunk on a plane. - Dierks Bentley