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U.S. Customs: Minnesotans can now apply for driver's licenses used to cross border

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Minnesota has joined four other border states in offering its residents enhanced drivers's licenses that can be used as passports for crossing U.S. borders, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said today.

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“Before 9/11, you needed just a driver’s license or a birth certificate,” said CBP spokesman Brian King. “After 9/11, we required a passport to prove citizenship. An EDL also now proves citizenship, in lieu of a passport.

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