The state of Minnesota is on track to begin offering REAL I-D-compliant driver’s licenses and identification cards next month. The Department of Public Safety says Minnesotans can apply for REAL I-D October 1st, but will have another two years to obtain one. Residents can use their standard licenses and identification for federal purposes such as boarding domestic flights through October 1st, 2020. The U-S Department of Homeland Security said during a compliance check-in this year that Minnesota is making necessary progress to comply with federal regulations. State officials suggest people wait to apply to help ease the transition to the new card. An enhanced driver’s license is currently needed to cross a border and re-enter the U-S from Canada, Mexico and some countries in the Caribbean.