Weather Forecast


55+ driver courses scheduled in Pequot Lakes

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

• Oct. 25: four-hour refresher, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Pequot Lakes Baptist Church.

• Oct. 28: eight-hour first-time course, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Pequot Lakes Baptist Church.

• Nov. 4: four-hour refresher, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Hackensack.

• Nov. 7: four-hour refresher, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Crosslake Community Center.

• Nov. 8: four-hour refresher, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Pine River State Bank, Pine River.

• Nov. 11: four-hour refresher, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Lutheran Church of the Cross, Nisswa.

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 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.

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
I've worked at the Brainerd Dispatch with various duties since Dec. 7, 1983. Starting off as an Ad Designer and currently Director of Audience Development. The Dispatch has been an interesting and challenging place to work. I'm fortunate to have made many friends, both co-workers and customers.
(218) 855-5889