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The Minnesota Highway Safety Center will offer the following 55+ Driver Improvement courses on the following days:

• Aug. 12: four-hour refresher, 12:30-4:30 p.m., Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Hackensack.

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• Aug. 15: eight-hour first-time course, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Lutheran Church of the Cross, Nisswa.

• Aug. 16: four-hour refresher, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Lutheran Church of the Cross, Nisswa.

• Aug. 19: four-hour refresher, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Pine River State Bank.

The driver improvement course is open to the public; pre-registration is required. A Minnesota Highway Safety & Research Center certified instructor teaches this class. By using the most up-to-date research in the field, participants will be provided the latest information in regard to driver safety, new laws and vehicle technology.

Fee for the four-hour refresher course is $20 and the eight-hour course is $24. For more information or to register, visit www.mnsafetycenter.org or call 888-234-1294.

People ages 55 and older who complete the course qualify for a 10 percent discount on their auto insurance premiums for three years, according to Minnesota law. First-time participants must complete the initial eight hours of training and a four-hour refresher class every three years to maintain the 10 percent discount.

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