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CLC releases 2017 spring semester honors list

Central Lakes College, Brainerd and Staples, has announced its 2017 spring semester honors list. The President’s List includes 206 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 240 students who earned a grade-point average of 3.25 to …

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A (community band) love story

  Chris Bolstad and Amber Tappe love the Central Lakes College Community Band. It’s where they met. It’s where they’ve spent countless hours practicing. And it’s members are who they’ll be spending their honeymoon with in June. Chris and Amber both agree that spending the days after their wedding riding …

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CLC TRIO Upward Bound students attend National Girls in STEM conference

Eight Central Lakes College TRIO Upward Bound students attended the National Girls in STEM conference hosted by the Educational Opportunity Association at Central Michigan University May 19-21. The CLC students are from Onamia, Isle, Pierz-Healy, Long Prairie-Grey Eagle, Browerville and Staples-Motley high schools. STEM includes the fields of science, technology, …

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Wondering why the grass on the south lawn is yellow? We did it on purpose! Find out why:

The dead, yellowing grass on the south lawn is part of a well-thought-out project to restore the 2.4-acre area to a more sustainable native prairie planting. It’s an effort to both make the campus a more beautiful place and to continue being good stewards of state financial resources. In June Prairie Restorations, …

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OSP students inspire others with perseverance

Todd Aydelotte and Jordan Kulzer have overcome a lot for their young ages. Just 21 and 19 years old, the men graduated just a few days ago from CLC’s Occupational Skills Program (OSP), which prepares students with disabilities to work independently and live successfully in the community. Their journey wasn’t …

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CLC student, his alumnus brother drag homeowner to safety in house fire

Zack and Brady Houle didn’t hesitate running toward the billowing fire. The brothers didn’t think twice about pulling their injured neighbor away from the flames as the heat and black smoke surrounded their faces. It was that “fight or flight” mindset that Brady learned in his Law Enforcement class at …

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CLC to host TRIO Upward Bound summer program on campus

For the first time, Central Lakes College will host its TRIO Upward Bound summer program on campus. That’s thanks to the new student housing, recently acquired by the CLC Foundation. Since the summer program requires student housing for the students to stay at for the duration, CLC had to bring …

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CLC helps 50 students with emergency funding through grant

Central Lakes College helped more than 50 students this year with emergency funding through the Great Lakes Higher Education Emergency Assistance Grant. The grant allowed the college to assist students with emergency funding for non-academic expenses – like rent and utility bills – to help them stay at CLC, and …

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CLC grad receives Minnesota Society of Medical Assistants scholarship

Recent Central Lakes College graduate Macy Koering was recently awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the Minnesota Society of Medical Assistants. Koering, a CLC Medical Assistant graduate, is one of three Minnesota Society of Medical Assistants scholarships recipients this year. Applicants have to write an essay, submit an official transcript and …

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Check out these Art-in-Bloom projects

Four of our Floral Design students chose a work of art on campus (two actually chose the same piece of artwork), and interpreted that work of art with flowers. The students started their creative journey by visiting the  Minneapolis Institute of Art which holds an annual “Art in Bloom” show …

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