Driver discount refresher course offered in Pequot Lakes

Drivers must have taken initial 8 hour course to qualify.

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The Minnesota Highway Safety Center is offering another four-hour driver improvement refresher course in Pequot Lakes for drivers age 55 or older.

This class will be held from 3-7 p.m. Thursday, April 8, at Pequot Lakes High School. The fee is $24 and pre-registration is required due to class size restrictions. COVID-19 protocols will be followed.

Participants must have taken an eight-hour discount course to qualify.

This class will explore changes in laws and the latest vehicle technology, and will provide easy-to-use defensive driving tips. Completion of this course could allow for a 10% reduction on most automobile insurance premiums for those age 55 and over.

To register, contact Pequot Lakes Community Education at 218-568-9342.

Nancy Vogt is editor of the Pineandlakes Echo Journal, a weekly newspaper that covers eight communities in the Pequot Lakes-Pine River areas - from Nisswa to Hackensack and Pequot Lakes to Crosslake.

She started as editor of the Lake Country Echo in July 2006, and continued in that role when the Lake Country Echo and the Pine River Journal combined in September 2013 to become the Pineandlakes Echo Journal. She worked for the Brainerd Dispatch from 1992-2006 in various roles.

She covers Nisswa, Pequot Lakes, Lake Shore and Crosslake city councils, as well as writes feature stories, news stories and personal columns (Vogt's Notes). She also takes photos at community events.

Contact her at or 218-855-5877 with story ideas or questions. Be sure to leave a voicemail message!
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