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55+ driver course planned for April 23

BEMIDJI - The Minnesota Highway Safety Center will offer a 55+ Driver Improvement Course from noon-4 p.m. April 23 at the Bemidji Kitchigami Regional Library.

The course is open to the public; pre-registration is requested. A MN 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. 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.

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