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Driver improvement refresher course offered

The Minnesota Highway Safety Center will offer the following 55+ driver improvement four-hour refresher courses:

• Tuesday, April 13 - 6 to 10 p.m. at Parkers Prairie High School in Parkers Prairie.

• Thursday, April 15 - 5 to 9 p.m. at Calvary Lutheran Church, Alexandria.

The courses are open to the public; pre-registration is requested. A Minnesota Highway Safety and Research Center certified instructor teaches the class. Participants will be provided the latest information regarding driver safety, new laws and vehicle technology.

Cost for the four-hour refresher is $20; the eight-hour course is $24. For information or to register, visit the website or call 1-888-234-1294

Persons 55 and older who complete the course qualify for a 10 percent discount on their auto insurance premiums for three years. First-time participants must complete the initial eight hours of training and a four-hour refresher class every three years to maintain the discount.