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55+ driver improvement courses offered

The Minnesota Highway Safety Center will offer two four-hour refresher 55+ Driver Improvement classes. The fee is $20.

The first course will be held Wednesday, May 28 from 6 to 10 p.m. at Parkers Prairie High School, 411 S. Otter Ave., Parkers Prairie.

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The second course will be held Tuesday, June 10 from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Grand Arbor, 4403 Pioneer Road S.E., Alexandria.

The driver improvement courses are open to the public. Pre-registration is required. A Minnesota Highway Safety and Research Center certified instructor teaches the class.

By utilizing up-to-date research, participants will receive the latest information in regards to driver safety, new laws and vehicle technology.

Persons age 55 or 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 insurance discount.

For more information or to register, visit or call toll-free 1-888-234-1294.