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CLC Natural Resources students take first in Quiz Bowl

Central Lakes College Natural Resources students took first place in a recent Quiz Bowl at the annual meeting of the Minnesota Chapter of The Wildlife Society. The CLC Natural Resources team came out on top of eight other teams, including our-year universities. Pictured from left: Front row: Destiny Mankowski, Alaina …

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Alumna Profile: Lindsey Nelson

Lindsey Nelson 2002 AA Degree Graduate Job: Web developer who shares free programming-related videos on her YouTube channel, RealToughCandy. Lives in Remer.  YouTube channel: RealToughCandy   We sat down with CLC Alumna Lindsey Nelson to see what she’s up to since she graduated. Check out this Q&A: Why did you choose CLC for …

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Welding students take home 6 awards at Behind the Mask Welding Competition

Central Lakes College Welding students took a majority of the awards at the 2018 American Welding Society’s Behind the Mask Welding Competition, held recently in Eveleth. The competition was for both students and industry professionals. CLC students placed in 6 of the 9 award categories, coming out on top over …

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CLC grad named first tribal police chief to POST Board

Governor Mark Dayton this week appointed Mille Lacs Band Police Chief Sara Rice to the Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST Board). An enrolled member of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe, Rice is the first tribal police chief to serve on the POST Board. Rice joined …

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Two Law Enforcement students receive Minnesota Sheriff’s Association Scholarship

Central Lakes College Law Enforcement students Brady Houle and Michael Lyscio were each awarded a $600 Minnesota Sheriff’s Association Scholarship. Crow Wing County Todd Dahl presented them with the honor this week. “It is an honor that two of our hardworking Central Lakes College Criminal Justice students receive this Sheriff’s …

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CLC student overcomes cancer, excels in school and singing

Hannah Joy Aldrich’s story is bigger than her powerful singing voice. Bigger than her success in graphic design. And it’s bigger than the cancer that consumed her thoughts more than a year ago. Hannah, a 19-year-old Graphic Design student at CLC, is hard to miss. Her smile and bubbly personality …

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CLC Announces Fall Honors List


Central Lakes College, Brainerd and Staples, has announced its 2017 fall semester honors list. The President’s List includes 214 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 265 students who earned a grade-point average of 3.25 to …

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Hofmann named CLC Outstanding Educator

Marine and Small Engine instructor Paul Hofmann has been selected as the Central Lakes College Board of Trustees Outstanding Educator for 2017-18. CLC President Hara Charlier recently made the announcement to the campus community. “Paul continuously shows the highest commitment to preparing his students to enter the field of power sports,” she said. “He works …

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CLC’s Faber appointed to LCCMR

Central Lakes College Natural Resources instructor Dr. William Faber was recently re-appointed to the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCCMR). Gov. Mark Dayton selected Faber for the four-year term. “It is a real honor to be re-appointed by Governor Dayton for another 4-year term,” Faber said. “It is a great experience, …

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CLC’s Gleaning Program donates fresh produce to community

In it’s second year, a new program at Central Lakes College is putting needed fresh produce into the hands of community members. It’s called the Gleaning Program. Here’s how it works: The CLC Ag & Energy Center produces many different crops and produce, all while teaching students and leading research …

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