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Testifying for veteran assistance

Central Lakes College Counselor Don Pfeffer testified Feb. 14 at the Capitol on behalf of a bill carried by State Rep. Bob Dettmer to repeal a sunset provision on a veterans’ higher education assistance program that otherwise in 2012 will end. Lawmakers began the program in 2006. Pfeffer, director of …

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Turkmenistan March 3

Elena Nicoski, an ethnic Russian student at Central Lakes College, will present the March 3 Cultural Thursday program at noon in Chalberg Theatre on the Brainerd campus. Nicoski was born and raised in Ashgabat, the capital of Turkmenistan, and lived in the republic for 21 years. She will be covering …

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Club co-sponsors candlelight ski

More than a dozen Central Lakes College Natural Resources Club members co-hosted the Mille Lacs-Kathio State Park candlelight ski Saturday, Feb. 12. The students were tasked with lighting the 600 luminaries along more than three miles of groomed ski trails, and on the day after the event, the students picked …

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Iraq war exhibit

Artist Megan Rye of Minneapolis is featured in the Central Lakes College Gallery on the Brainerd campus with an exhibit titled “Iraq: The Forgotten War” Feb. 23-March 24. She is best known for large scale oil paintings of the ongoing conflict in Iraq. “Although we have had all great shows, …

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Students win awards

Fifteen Central Lakes College students from the Staples campus have earned awards in graphic design and photography competition sponsored by the St. Cloud-based Advertising/Marketing Federation of Central Minnesota. Selection of the most creative entries is effected by a scoring process in which a panel of judges evaluates all creative dimensions …

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Robotics partners

The Central Lakes College Robotics Club has been working with the First Robotic Cardinal team from Staples-Motley High School to build a robot for competition March 10-12 in the regional First Robotics event at Duluth. At stake is a trip to St. Louis to compete in the nationals. Since shortly …

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Basketball vs. Anoka-Ramsey

Missed free throws doom menThe Raider men’s basketball team (24-2) converted just 16 of 27 free throws and missed 11 second-half opportunities in a 83-76 loss to Anoka-Ramsey (18-7) in a Southern Division game Sat., Feb. 12 in Brainerd. A bright spot at the line was Kwamaine Johnson, who hit …

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SBDC cites Cass partnership

The North Central Regional Small Business Development Center at Central Lakes College, Brainerd, recently recognized Cass County Economic Development Corporation and its executive director, Gail Leverson, for their support of the SBDC program. The EDC recently committed $8,500 to the SBDC, which will allow the program to provide professional business …

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Basketball vs. Riverland

Men winThe Central Lakes College men’s basketball team, now ranked third in the nation, stormed past Riverland, 102-75 to annex Win No. 24 against one loss on Feb. 9 at Austin. Seven Raiders hit double figures, led by Nash Faulk with 18, Kendall Brown 14, Marcus Ayala 13, and Maurice …

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Governor invited but not committed

While Governor Mark Dayton is a possible addition to the inaugural Ag and Energy Expo on the Staples campus of Central Lakes College on Feb. 18, his attendance is not definite. Organizers are hopeful, and his office has indicated that the schedule may permit an appearance. But so far there …

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