News Flash

Wright County News

Posted on: March 4, 2021

Pair of Deadlines Approaching for Expired Driver's Licenses, REAL ID

A pair of key deadlines are approaching – one soon and one less than seven months away – that Minnesotans should be aware of.

The first is the end of the grace period for driving with an expired driver’s license. When the COVID-19 pandemic closed down state-run DMVs and License Bureaus, it created a backlog of those who needed to get their licenses renewed. Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz enacted an Executive Order that allowed individuals to drive with expired licenses and give them time to get their licenses renewed. The Executive Order will expire March 31. Starting April 1, anyone without a current driver’s license will be subject to receiving a citation and the fine that goes with it.

The short-term issue associated with this is that there are an estimated 300,000 Minnesotans that either have an expired driver’s license or are scheduled to expire during March 2021. Tomorrow (Friday, March 5) hundreds of appointments will become available at 8 a.m. on the county website to schedule appointments with the Wright County License Center to have licenses renewed. The appointments will cover the period of March 15-28.

The other deadline that is creeping up is the requirement of REAL ID to board a domestic flight or enter a federal facility. That deadline is Friday, October 1, 2021. Those without REAL ID or an enhanced license on or after Oct. 1 will need a valid passport or passport card to get on any airplane in the United States. It should be noted that when applying for REAL ID, individuals will be required to produce four different documents, which can be found here: https://dps.mn.gov/divisions/dvs/real-id/Pages/required-documents.aspx.

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Wright County News

May 9-15 Is National Police Week

Posted on: May 11, 2021

Appointments Open at License Center

Posted on: April 30, 2021

DNR EagleCam Up and Running

Posted on: April 27, 2021

Roadside Spraying

Posted on: April 22, 2021

DNR Has Interactive Bird Song Page

Posted on: April 21, 2021

Appointments Open at License Center

Posted on: April 2, 2021

First Half Property Taxes Due May 17

Posted on: April 1, 2021

I-94 Construction Ramping Up

Posted on: March 29, 2021

HHS Announces New Call Center

Posted on: March 26, 2021

First Half Property Taxes Due May 17

Posted on: March 24, 2021

Virtual Tour of Justice Center

Posted on: March 10, 2021

Fish Houses Must Be Off Lakes By Monday

Posted on: February 24, 2021

Two 4-H Summer Internships Available

Posted on: February 17, 2021

Members of Solar Farm Work Group Named

Posted on: February 16, 2021

I-35W Bridge to Glow Purple Tonight

Posted on: February 16, 2021

View Today's Press Conference

Posted on: February 11, 2021

Sheriff's Office Statement on Shooting

Posted on: February 9, 2021

County Offices Closed Monday, Jan. 18

Posted on: January 15, 2021

Public Health Releases COVID-19 Dashboard

Posted on: December 31, 2020

DNR Warning Residents About Thin Ice

Posted on: December 18, 2020

MEADA Receives $125,000 Federal Grant

Posted on: December 10, 2020

Public Health Releases COVID-19 Dashboard

Posted on: November 30, 2020

Sheriff's Office Releases Activity Report

Posted on: November 30, 2020

Sheriff's Office Releases Activity Report

Posted on: November 16, 2020

Santa Coming to Bertram Park Dec. 5

Posted on: November 5, 2020

View the Ballot You Will Be Filling Out

Posted on: October 21, 2020

Buckthorn a Problem in Woodland Areas

Posted on: October 13, 2020

Tuesday is National Voter Registration Day

Posted on: September 18, 2020

Absentee Voting In Person Starts Friday

Posted on: September 14, 2020

CSAH 30 Project Nearing Completion

Posted on: September 8, 2020

Road Work on Hwy. 25 Starting Sept. 8

Posted on: September 3, 2020

Sirens to Sound at 1 P.M. Today, But Why?

Posted on: September 2, 2020

Road Closure in Monticello Tuesday

Posted on: August 24, 2020

Why Are Flags at Half-Mast Today?

Posted on: August 19, 2020

Where Is My Polling Place Location?

Posted on: August 10, 2020