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Snowmobile safety classes offered in Alexandria

Snowmobile safety classes are being offered in Alexandria.

Students ages 11 to 15 may enroll, but parents will hold the certificate until the student is 12.

There is an adult class available by getting a snowmobile safety CD through the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources for people 16 and older. Anyone born after December 1, 1976 must have a snowmobile safety certificate. The class is the CD format again this year from the DNR.

Registration is Tuesday, November 23 at 7:30 p.m. at Discovery Middle School Cafeteria in Alexandria. The cost is $7 and checks should be made out to District 206. Student must show completion of the DNR CD by test night and parents must come and sign the registration forms.

If you miss the registration night, stop in at Ollie's Service, 1213 Broadway, Alexandria, to enroll and pick up CD materials.

Classroom instruction will take place Tuesday, December 7 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Discovery Middle School Cafeteria. Participants will review and take the written test of 50 questions. Ten or less wrong is required to pass.

The driving test will take place Saturday, December 11. Participants must know hand signals. A pre-ride inspection of machines will take place. If participants do not have machines, organizers ask they try to borrow a snowmobile or inform an instructor.

The driving test will be at the Douglas County Fairgrounds, west of the west arena. If your last name starts with the following letter, report at the following time, unless you are sharing a sled:

Last name A-E - 8 to 8:30 a.m.; F-J - 8:30 to 9 a.m.; K-M - 9 to 9:30 a.m.; N-S - 9:30 to 10 a.m. and T-Z - 10 to 10:30 a.m.

Participants should come dressed properly to pass. Bring your helmet; it's the law. After completion, participants will receive a temporary snowmobile safety certificate.