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Ask A Trooper: Can a driver with a ND permit drive in Minnesota?

Question: Can a young driver with a North Dakota Driving Permit legally drive in Minnesota? How about in other states?

Answer: No, they cannot legally drive in Minnesota. In Minnesota, a nonresident who is at least 15 years old may drive here if they have in their immediate possession a valid driver's license from their home state or country.

If you are traveling in other states, I would recommend checking with them on their laws prior to making your trip.

A portion of state statutes were used with permission from the Office of the Revisor of Statutes. If you have any questions concerning traffic related laws or issues in Minnesota, send your questions to Trp. Jesse Grabow — Minnesota State Patrol at 1000 Highway 10 West, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501-2205. (You can follow him on Twitter @MSPPIO_NW or reach him at,