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The Minnesota Highway Safety Center will offer the following four-hour refresher 55+ Driver Improvement Courses:

• Jan. 9: 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Crosslake Community Center.

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• Jan. 16: Noon-4 p.m., Pine River State Bank.

• Jan. 16: 5:30-9:30 p.m,, Crosby-Ironton High School.

• Jan. 17: Noon-4 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. For more information or to register, visit www.mnsafetycenter.org or call 888-234-1294.

People age 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 an initial eight hours of training and a four-hour refresher class every three years to maintain the 10 percent discount.

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