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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 that the variance for distance learning will continue.
We currently have classes scheduled for Nov 2 and Nov 23rd. Our next classes will be online classes in Late Feb. or March unless the state revokes the waiver allowing for online training.
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 may not open until next May. The closest open exam stations are Duluth and Grand Rapids.
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