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CLC economic contribution estimated at $198.1 million 

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Minnesota State, the system of 26 state colleges and seven state universities, released the results of a study that estimates the impact of Central Lakes College on the regional economy to be $198.1 million and 1,482 jobs.  “At Central Lakes College, our focus on student success both transforms students’ lives …

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CLC Early Childhood Education alumna opens early learning center

CLC alumna Morgan Dabill recently opened Wild Roots Early Learning Center in Pine River. While at CLC, she received a certificate in Special Education in 2017; an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education in 2018; and a Business Assistant certificate in 2021. Here is how she got to where she …

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CLC welcomes Jess Feierabend as Meat Cutting & Butchery instructor

Meet Jess Feierabend, CLC’s new Meat Cutting & Butchery instructor. His passion for the industry started at age 14, when he worked at Matt’s Meats near Rochester, cleaning the shop during the week and helping on the slaughter floor on weekends. By 18, the Brainerd native took on the role …

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Congratulations to CLC’s 2021-22 graduates!

Central Lakes College, Brainerd and Staples, has announced its 2021-22 graduates. These students have completed degree, diploma or certificate programs. High honors students earned a 3.75-4.0 GPA. Honors students earned 3.25-3.74 GPA. The list includes all but those students with data privacy requested. Alyah Abrahamson Honors Associate of Arts Molly Adkins …

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CLC announces fall 2021 honors lists

Central Lakes College, Brainerd and Staples, has announced its 2021fall semester honors list. The President’s List includes 183 students who earned a grade-point average of 3.75 to 4.0 while enrolled for at least 12 credits. The Dean’s List includes 172 students who earned a grade-point average of 3.25 to 3.74. …

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Community invited to celebrate Darlene Palmer, a pioneer in women’s sports

The community is invited to join the family of Darlene Palmer, a pioneer in local women’s sports, for a celebration of life at 2 p.m. Saturday, August 7 in the Central Lakes College Brainerd campus gym. The program will begin at 2:30 p.m. Coach Palmer was honored for her work …

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CLC staff profile: Toy Ross-Sullivan

CLC Raider Connect Coach Toy Ross-Sullivan graduated with her AA Degree this semester! We sat down with her to hear about the ups and downs of going to school while working full time, being a mom and balancing classes. Why did you decide to get your AA Degree? What went …

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Olander inducted into the Minnesota FFA Hall of Fame

Keith Olander, Executive Director of AgCentric and Agricultural Partnerships with Minnesota State and Central Lakes College, was inducted into the Minnesota Future Farmers of America Hall of Fame. Olander and eight other inductees joined the 213 members that have been inducted into the Minnesota FFA Hall of Fame the past …

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CLC receives Inclusive Workforce Employer Designation

Central Lakes College was recently recognized as an Inclusive Workforce Employer (I-WE) by The Regional Workforce Alliance (RWA) of Northwest Minnesota. The honor recognizes the college for its commitment to and development of an inclusive and equitable culture within the business and the region. The I-WE designation was created to …

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Send Your Holiday Greeting!

Brainerd Community Theatre’s streamed holiday production “Home for the Holidays” will feature a segment of holiday greetings for those not able to be together during this season. “We’ll read the greetings as part of the show, as a way to connect people over the holidays,” said BCT director Patrick Spradlin. …

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