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This is an important step to independence and freedom. Along with the independence and freedom comes responsibility. You will be sharing the road with many other drivers across our state. Let Range Driver Training help you with this journey. We offer classroom and behind the wheel for students and adults. We offer an 8-hour Defensive Driving Course for adults 55 and older, and the 4-hour refresher course.
Explore our website to find out about state requirements, available classroom sessions, defensive driving courses, and more!
Range Driver Training has been servicing students and adults across the range since 1974. We offer classroom and behind-the-wheel to people in Northern Minnesota. We offer classroom sessions in Aurora, Babbitt, Cherry, Cook, Ely, Eveleth, Tower, Orr, And Virginia.
Distance learning and Covid-19 Statement
DPS has informed us of a tentative expiration date for the teleconference class variance of Sept 4. After that date, without a further extension of the variance from DPS, we will no longer be able to provide distance learning classes.
We are planning on running our fall classrooms but at this time we are not sure if they will be teleconference or in person. We will be working with the DPS and local community Ed programs to determine how our classes will be run. As soon as we determine how and where we can run classes we will schedule for fall.
Behind The Wheel:
COVID: We have put numerous precautions in place while doing our behind the wheel lessons. The student and instructor must wear masks. We have installed a barrier between the student and instructor. We disinfect the vehicle between students. We only run outside air while teaching. We eliminated any physical contact exchanging paperwork or payments.
**We are giving priority to students who have a road test scheduled.** If you do not have a test scheduled yet we will call you in the same order (passed permit notification list) we used previously.
We have been told by the DPS that the Virginia exam station will not open until September. The closest open exam stations are Duluth and Grand Rapids. If you had a test scheduled in Virginia, the DPS is supposed to call you to reschedule at one of the 2 exam stations listed above. You will be given priority to re schedule your test.
Do Not turn down a test date. If you get a test date, Contact us immediately and we will give you priority for behind the wheel and do our best to finish you by that test date.
All road tests are scheduled ONLINE. You cannot call to schedule a test. Go online to:
dvs.dps.mn.gov to schedule a test.
NOTE: The 2 exam stations, Grand Rapids and Duluth, will be open for testing the 3rd Saturday of the month during July, August, Sept, Oct.
Thank You for your patience.
Mike and Mary Madden