Post Number: 661
|Posted on Friday, October 26, 2012 - 12:31 pm: ||
After reading the opinon in the chronny about the voter ID law to be voted on this election, I thought I would do a little research to find out what is involved to obtain a valid voter ID for those individuals who do not have one. I personally am going to vote NO, but in the event this passes, I would recommend to all, to obtain a valid voter ID anyway. You never know when that drivers license may not be renewed for whatever reasons old age may put upon us to be denied a renewal. It will be nice to have a back up. Besides, we are being told that is going to be free?! Check out this process and see how "free" it really is. Consider a person who has neither a valid drivers license or picture ID. Most of this information was gleaned from the MN State Registrars web site.
The steps to obtain a MN valid voter ID card.
Step 1 - Do you have a valid MN drivers license?
Yes - Go to step 9
No - Go to step 2
Step 2 - Do you have a valid MN picture ID card?
Yes - Go to step 9
No - Go to step 3
Step 3 - Do you have a valid government issued certificate of birth?
Yes - Go to step 8
No - Go to step 4
Step 4 - You can get a birth certificate only if you have tangible interest.
• Some records are confidential and can only be obtained by certain people.
• Valid ID is required.
• The fee is $26. If you order more than one copy, each additional copy of the same record is $19. Fees are non
-refundable, as per Minnesota Statutes, section 144.226.
• If no birth record can be found, you will receive a certified “Statement of No Birth Record Found.” Go to step 5
Step 5 - What is a Valid ID?
• Certified birth record issued by a government bureau of vital statistics or board of health in the United States, District
of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico or the United States Virgin Islands
• Certificate of Birth Abroad (FS-545 or DS-1350) issued by the U.S. Department of State
• Report of Birth Abroad of a United States Citizen (FS-240) issued by a U.S. embassy
• Certified adoption certificate from a U.S. court
• Valid, unexpired U.S. passport book or card
• Secure unexpired Minnesota tribal identification card.
• Unexpired active duty, reserve or retired U.S. military identification card (DD-2 or Geneva Conventions Common Access
• Valid, unexpired passport from a country other than the U.S. with an unexpired I-94 form or with an unexpired I-551
• Canadian birth or naturalization certificate with an unexpired I-94 form attached (Must be presented with a photo
Secondary Document issued by a Canadian government agency)
• One of the following valid, unexpired documents issued by the U.S. Department of Justice or U.S. Department of
- Employment Authorization card with photo (I-688 or I-766 series)
- Permanent Resident or Resident Alien card (I-551 or I-151)*
- Re-entry Permit/Refuge Travel Document (I-327, I-571)
- Certificate of Naturalization (N-550, N-570, or N-578)
- Certificate of Citizenship (N-560, N-561, or N-645)
- United States Citizen Identification Card (I-179 or I-197)
- Northern Mariana Card (I-873)
- American Indian Card (I-872)
• Another primary document
• Photo driver’s license, state identification card or permit, issued by a U.S. state other than Minnesota, the District of
Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands or a Canadian province or territory, that is current or expired for
five years or less
• U.S. social security card (nonmetal) or Canadian social insurance card
• Certified birth certificate from a government jurisdiction other than the U.S., the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto
Rico or the U.S. Virgin Islands
• Certified government-issued marriage certificate
• Certified U.S. or Canadian court order with full name and date of birth
• Certified secondary or post-secondary school transcript containing legal full name and date of birth
- • Current secondary school (grades 7-12) student identification card with student’s name, photograph and
date of birth or unique identification number
• Government employee photo identification card from a jurisdiction in the U.S. or Canada
• Current identification card (DD-1173 or DD-214) issued by the U.S. Department of Defense
• Unexpired color-photo permit to carry a firearm or concealed weapon, issued by a U.S. police department or sheriff
• Current pilot’s license issued by the Federal Aviation Administration Go to Step 6
Step 6 - Do you have one of each of the Primary and Secondary documents?
Yes - Go to step 7
No - You can only vote a provisional ballot. May or may not be counted, depends on who contests your vote.
Step 7 - Where and how do I get a birth certificate?
For same day service: Visit a local issuance office in any county in the state for records 1900-present. Pre-1900 records
are available only in the county of birth.
Apply by mail, fax or email to the MN Office of the State Registrar for records 1900-present. The application must be
signed and dated in front of a notary public. Payment is accepted by credit card (MasterCard, VISA, or Discover), check
or money order and is deposited upon receipt. Allow 4-6 weeks for processing.
o By email. You can scan and email your application to email@example.com. A raised notary seal must
be shaded by pencil.
o By fax. You can fax your application to 651-201-5750. Do not fax it more than once; each application will be
processed as a separate request. A raised notary seal must be shaded by pencil.
o By mail. You can mail your application to:
Minnesota Department of Health
Central Cashiering – Vital Records
PO Box 64499
St Paul, MN 55164-0499
The Office of the State Registrar no longer has walk-in service.
If you need a certificate for someone born in another state, see the National Center for Health Statistics website for
If you still have questions about how to apply for a Minnesota birth certificate, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 651-201-5980. Go to Step 8.
Step 8 - How do I get a MN picture ID?
Who Needs ID
Minnesota residents do not need to drive motor vehicles in order to have valid, photo identification cards. ID cards are
available to all of the state's residents who meet the requirements.
An ID card is widely accepted as proof of identity for flying and other situations when a Minnesota resident might not
necessarily be a driver, but needs to show ID.
Proof of Identity
To obtain a Minnesota ID card, you must present one of the following forms of identity at a Minnesota Driver and Vehicle
Services (DVS) office:
Minnesota driver's license, instruction permit, or state identification card with photo that is current or expired less than
five years.One primary form of identification, including your full legal name and the month, day and year of your
birth.One secondary form of identification from the list of acceptable documents.Proof of Legal Name Change
If your full, legal name, including first, middle and last, is different from the name on your driver's license, instruction
permit, state ID card, or primary document, you must present proof of legal name change in order to get an ID card.
Acceptable proof includes a marriage certificate, certified copies of divorce papers, or other court documents that
specify the name change. The identity and name change documents must clearly demonstrate the link between your
Identification card fees are $17.25 for people younger than 65, $11 for those ages 65 and older, and $.50 for those with a
qualifying physical or developmental disability or qualified mental illness. If your card is damaged, lost or stolen and you
need a duplicate (replacement), the fee is $12.75.
Renewing Your ID Card
Minnesota ID cards are issued for a period of four years, renewable on the cardholder's date of birth. Minnesota ID cards
must be renewed in person at your local Minnesota Driver and Vehicle Services (DVS) office. Be sure to call in advance
to verify that your local office is equipped to handle processing of ID card renewals; not all offices are set up to process these.
Renewal fees are $17.25 for those under age of 65; $11 for those 65 years of age and older.
Replacing Your ID Card
To replace a lost, stolen, or damaged ID card, head to your local DVS office. The process is fairly seamless if your
photograph remains on file. If not, be prepared to present proof of identity and residency with documentation approved
by the state.
The fee for a duplicate ID is $12.75. Go to Step 9.
Step 9 - Vote!
The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.
Post Number: 1857
|Posted on Friday, October 26, 2012 - 01:06 pm: ||
thanks for posting all that info, I was going to do some research myself after reading the letter in the paper, but now you saved me the time. Interesting!
Post Number: 1005
|Posted on Monday, May 13, 2013 - 06:54 pm: ||
Minnesota Senate approves historic gay marriage bill
Senators voted 37-30 Monday to remove a state law that bans same-sex marriage. The vote followed a Thursday 75-59 House vote, leaving Gov. Mark Dayton’s signature the only task remaining before gays can marry starting Aug. 1.
Most Christian authorities and bodies regard Christian views on marriage to hold that marriage was instituted and ordained by God for the lifelong relationship between one man as husband and one woman as wife. They consider it the most intimate of human relationships, a gift from God and a sacred institution. Protestants consider it to be sacred, holy, and even central to the community of faith. To Catholics and Orthodox Christians it is a Sacrament. Biblically, it is to be "held in honor among all...."[Heb. 13:4
Lev_18:22 Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.
Post Number: 665
|Posted on Monday, May 13, 2013 - 08:52 pm: ||
Finally, equality for all!
The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.
Post Number: 627
|Posted on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - 12:09 pm: ||
Not everyone in Minnesota is a Christian.
Christians do not own marriage.
People have been getting married before there was such a thing as Christianity.
There is no such thing as an official religion.
Ours is a secular government - at every level.
Christians have no business deciding who may or may not marry, except within their own congregation.
Christians are not even united amongst themselves on doctrine.
Some Christians support marriage between people of the same sex.
Even religious or church marriages are not actually official until licensed and certified by the state.
Marriages recognized by the state are actual marriages, even if they are not recognized by a church.
Post Number: 923
|Posted on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - 12:15 pm: ||
It never fails to amaze me that there are people that think everyone should live by the bible. Not everyone believes that the bible is the word of God. I think it is fine that you have and are proud of your faith. But that is between you and your maker. Don't expect everyone to live by your beliefs. After all, Muslims feel that they are guided by God. Does that mean we should use the koran as guidance in our laws?
Two Harbors. Love it or leave it.
Just leave it alone.
Post Number: 1006
|Posted on Wednesday, September 04, 2013 - 02:55 am: ||
Nolan is steadfast against Syria strike
U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan says you can call him a “peacenik” if you like, but his stance against a U.S. military strike on Syria is based on what he’s seen in classified documents and briefings in the past week.
By: Mike Creger, Duluth News Tribune
Published September 04, 2013
I couldn't agree with him more...
Post Number: 671
|Posted on Wednesday, September 04, 2013 - 10:01 am: ||
Bassman, for once, we agree on something. I also am not in favor of any military action. If we really want to hurt Assad, then we should conduct a cyber attack, that would debilitate his military in some fashion. Attack his web based infrastructure, and communications systems. This could very easily bring his government to its knees.
The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.
Post Number: 102
|Posted on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 01:54 pm: ||
"Goldman said prices will probably drop another 16% by the end of next year and expects Chinese demand to grow at the slowest pace in almost two decades"
I post this under state issues, because the state must be a major player for the new copper nickle mines to be opened up here in NE Minnesota. I have read the Duluth and Minneapolis papers over the last few years, full of stories of the large under ground copper nickle mine north of TH and Duluth. Hundreds if not thousands of jobs, increased local tax revenue, a boom time for TH and Duluth. Well, all this is written by people who don't understand economic or the world. These mines were planned and investors lined up at the time of the great boom of the early 2000's to 2008. And they stayed involved based on the USA's mass money printing of the last 6 years.
But in fact, copper prices are crashing. They are probably below production costs in the big underground mine planned for NE Minnesota.
All I am saying is, this mine is not coming, don't plan on it. Don't expect to work there, or cash in through a secondary business. It's all fake. The world economy is in critical condition, and the real crash has not even happened yet. Copper, Nickle, Iron Ore are still going to decease in price, until we lose more and more of our mining jobs. This is all due to global economic crisis that have yet to play out.
Two Harbors should not pin it's hopes on a mining boom north of us, it will NOT happen. Bad news? Maybe, but it is simple fact.
My biggest fear is that Taconite is a high cost iron ore product, compared to the Iron Ore coming from Brazil and Australia. In a crisis, the high cost producers always get hit hardest. So expect trouble ahead.
Post Number: 633
|Posted on Friday, July 31, 2015 - 12:58 pm: ||
You have raised a point well worth consideration...the world market price for metals.
I was in the track department of the DM&IR for 32 years and was able to retire with a railroad pension from that job. During that time I and my co-workers weathered swings in the iron/steel markets. I was laid off for 2 years in the early 80s because of slumps in the market prices and plants were shut down. When they re-opened, the employment levels were nothing like they were before the shutdowns, yet the annual shipping tonnage was equal to or better than before. While manhour productivity was notably improved, mainenance levels suffered greatly.
Copper/nickel mining...the sulfide ores...as proposed here will be frightfully expensive, if done correctly, to protect our water-rich environment. If done incorrectly, the cost will be unimaginably higher actually, because of the ill effects on the water.
For an example of the delayed effects of copper mining done with no care for the environment - the extreme case - check out Butte Montana. The methods used at the time were horrific and poisonous particulate air pollutants settled everywhere in the area. As these particulates were buried over the years, they seemed benign, until heavy rains would cause erosion of these poisons into the local watersheds and killed tons of fish and other aquatic life, even several decades after the cessation of production efforts.
As you suggest, our best action is to not count on economic payoff from local copper-nickel mining. For several reasons.
Post Number: 104
|Posted on Sunday, December 13, 2015 - 12:55 pm: ||
"There has been so much over-investment in energy, mining, materials processing, manufacturing and warehousing that nothing new will be built for years to come. The boom of the last two decades essentially stole output from many years into the future."
This quote comes from one of the few capitalists left who knows what he is talking about. I want to warn people, the great copper nickle mining boom is an illusion. Investment capital is going to be very wary of pouring hundreds of millions into a marginal underground production mine. Marginal means "High cost producer in the market".
I think we will be lucky to retain our Iron Mining, let alone see new copper nickle mines.
The world commodities markets do not justify the investment here. Markets decide, not wishful thinking.
Post Number: 105
|Posted on Thursday, December 31, 2015 - 03:52 pm: ||
But given the massive oversupply and plunging prices and margins in these commodities, and the overhang of still more capacity in the pipeline coming to completion, it is fair to say that investment in the global mining industry is sinking into a depression that will last the better part of a decade.
Beware the Iron Ore and Copper Mine industry up here. Hard times are going to grow worse as a world wide recession and deflation rips through the employment sectors
Post Number: 638
|Posted on Sunday, January 03, 2016 - 11:32 pm: ||
You gotta sell this one to the Iron Rangers and Nolan. They are all in on this copper mining and hang the global mining depression...they say. I'm with you, on this, but I'm a retired guy and no one would listen to me. Further, all our forseeable copper needs in this country can be met by recycling and the discontinuance of the penny. (Granted it is just copper-coated, but nonetheless takes a lot of copper, overall)