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55+ driver improvement program

The Minnesota Highway Safety Center will be offering a 55+ driver improvement course on the following days:

• 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 12 (four hour refresher), Hallett Community Center, 470 Eighth St. N.E., Crosby.

• 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 22 (four hour refresher), Aitkin Public Library, 110 First Ave. N.E., Aitkin.

• 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 22 (four hour refresher), Crosslake Community Center/Community Ed., 14126 Daggett Pine Road, Crosslake.

The driver improvement course is open to the public; pre-registration is requested. A Minnesota Highway Safety & Research Center certified instructor teaches the class. The fee for the four hour refresher course is $20 and the eight hour course is $24.

For more information or to register, go to or call toll free (888) 234-1294.

Persons 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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