AARP driver safety classes offered

The Grand Marais Senior Center is once again offering local 
drivers the opportunity to brush up on their skills and save money by 
participating in upcoming safety classes.
Beginning Driver Safety Class will be offered Saturday, April 21 at 
Birch Grove Center in Tofte. Registration fee for the eight-hour class
is $12 for AARP members, and $14 for non-members. Call (218) 663-7068 
to register. Note that the next class will be in the fall.
The Driver Safety Refresher Class will be held on Thursday, March 22 
from noon to 4 p.m. at the Cook County Community Center in Grand 
Marais. AARP members will be charged $12 for participation; non-
members, $14. Call (218) 663-7068 to register.
Tentatively, there will also be a Grand Marais afternoon class and an 
evening class in April. There will be a Birch Grove class in May; 
Gunflint Trail in July; and Grand Portage in November. If you have any 
special class requests, call Pam at the number listed previously.
If you are unable to fit a class into your schedule, you may take 
AARP’s online Driver Safety course. As of this legislative session, 
Minnesota statute mandates a rate discount for those who take the 
online course. Fee for AARP members is $15.95; non-members, $19.95.
Minnesota drivers aged 55+ will receive a 10 percent auto insurance 
discount by taking part in one of these approved eight-hour driver 
safety class. Drivers maintain the discount by taking a four-hour 
refresher class every three years.