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Energy job training

The Minnesota State Energy Sector Partnership has awarded 14 green grants totaling more than $1.1 million to train Minnesotans for jobs in energy efficiency and the renewable energy industry. Central Lakes College was awarded $99,125 in partnership with Zenergy, Jim’s Electric Co. Inc., RetroGreen Energy, Rural Renewable Energy Alliance and …

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‘The Rock Farm’

“The Rock Farm,” a play about heritage, love, family, and the magnetic attraction of home, will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 5 in Dryden Theatre at Central Lakes College in Brainerd. The play was written by award-winning Brainerd poet and CLC English instructor Donna Salli, who is from …

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Energy and Hort Day

The Central Lakes College Agricultural and Energy Center at Staples will host Energy and Horticulture Day on Thursday, Aug. 12. The event starts at 2 p.m. with a free energy crop tour and bio-diesel presentations by Robert Schafer, director of the center. Oilseed and bio-diesel crop production will be discussed …

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Fall term starts Aug. 23

Central Lakes College in Brainerd and Staples will start the 2010-11 academic year on Monday, Aug. 23 with a fourth straight year of enrollment growth. As the first day approaches, nearly 3,400 students are registered, including nearly 2,200 full-time (at least 12 credits). Almost 2,400 enrolled for the fall term …

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Candidate visits

Mark Dayton, a DFL candidate for governor of Minnesota, stopped by the Brainerd campus of Central Lakes College Thursday, July 22. He toured part of the campus and witnessed an EZ Enrollment Day at which nearly 130 new students registered for the fall semester that starts Aug. 23. Over the …

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American Indian veterans invited

The Central Lakes College Veterans’ Resource Center in Brainerd on Tuesday, July 27, will host an afternoon for American Indian military veterans, spouses and their dependents. The event is for anyone interested in exploring higher education and educational benefits that are available through military education programs. Veterans and their families …

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Animal-friendly campus

A Brainerd Eagle Scout candidate is making the Central Lakes College campus in Brainerd animal-friendly. Joshua Hofmann has built 13 homes for birds and small mammals on the 121-acre campus near the Mississippi River. The sites range from small and close to the ground for Orchard Mason bees to a …

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SEaM Camp

Brady Dunham (right), 14, of Palisade and his cousin, Dylan Smith, 15, of LaPorte constructed a winning robot at the sixth annual Central Lakes College Summer Engineering and Manufacturing Camp. SEaM Camp is a week of entertaining education for grades 7-12, emphasizing hands-on work with electronics, motor controllers, mechanical drafting, …

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Summer work

Central Lakes College has numerous remodeling and campus improvement projects under way this summer. The Brainerd campus is filled with the sound of workers installing heating and ventilation ducts, as well as converting classrooms to more efficient and specific spaces for new curriculum. There’s also new carpeting in the first …

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New registrar

Nick Heisserer has accepted the position of Central Lakes College Registrar and will start in the position on or about August 4. We know Nick from his work as Assistant Director of our TRIO/Upward Bound program from 2004-2008. Nick also served as Interim Director of TRIO/Upward Bound during 2008-09, taught …

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