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55-plus driver improvement courses offered in area

The Minnesota Highway Safety Center will offer 55-plus Driver Improvement Courses in area communities. o April 11, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Lutheran Church of the Cross, Nisswa, o April 19-20, 5:30-9:30 p.m., Crosby-Ironton High School, Crosby, o Apr...

The Minnesota Highway Safety Center will offer 55-plus Driver Improvement Courses in area communities.

• April 11, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Lutheran Church of the Cross, Nisswa,

• April 19-20, 5:30-9:30 p.m., Crosby-Ironton High School, Crosby,

• April 28, 5-9 p.m., Pequot Lakes High School.

• April 29, noon-4 p.m., Pine River State Bank, Pine River.

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The course is open to the public; pre-registration is required. A Minnesota Highway Safety and Research Center certified instructor teaches this class. By utilizing 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 $22 and the eight-hour course is $26. 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 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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