Minnesotan’s can get REAL ID starting on October 1, have until 2020 to obtain

By |2018-09-18T16:30:49-05:00September 18th, 2018|

Minnesotans can begin the process of obtaining a REAL ID compliant card on October 1, but Officials are stressing that residents have until 2020 to do so after the federal government granted an extension. "So nobody needs to come in on October 1. It would just be the folks that are renewing their license as part of their normal process, or maybe they've gotten a name change or have moved and need to update their address," says Blue Earth County Director of Taxpayer Services Mike Stalberger. The extension means Minnesota residents can still use their standard license until October 1, 2020, [...]

Minnesota reports 116,000 jump in uninsured

By |2018-02-20T15:48:33-06:00February 20th, 2018|

Minnesota says the number of people without health insurance in the state jumped by 116,000 in the past two years. The Minnesota Department of Health says the uninsured rate rose to 6.3 percent last year, up from 4.3 percent in 2015. Around 349,000 Minnesotans don't have coverage. The department says the rise in uninsured Minnesotans corresponded with two private market trends - a decline in residents with coverage offered by employers and shrinking enrollment in the individual market. Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton says Tuesday's report shows that efforts by the Republican-controlled Congress and President Donald Trump to undermine the Obama administration's [...]

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