St Paul, MN (KROC AM News) -The U.S. Department of Defense says Minnesota identification cards will no longer be accepted for access to Department of Defense installations in the state.

A spokesman says the restriction also applies to state drivers licenses.

 Enhanced licenses will be accepted.

The restrictions are the result of the REAL ID Act.

The department says from now on, Minnesotans will be required to have an approved escort (i.e., a service member with a Common Access Card) or use alternative forms of identification to access the following installations:

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


The department says access to Camp Ripley will be unaffected by the REAL ID federal law changes because it is a state facility.

The 2106 Minnesota legislature failed to modify the state’s existing law dealing with the REAL ID requirements.  

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