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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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Area students invited to Nitro-X Camp

Area students are invited to Central Lakes College’s Nitro-X Camp June 19-23 at CLC’s Brainerd campus. The camp is for students entering grades 6, 7 or 8 in fall 2017. Campers will work on remote controlled cars. They’ll learn how vehicles work, build their confidence with technical skills, work in …

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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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CLC student wants to inspire others with his story

Central Lakes College student Avery Smith wants to inspire others with his story. He’s graduating this week from CLC with his A.A. Degree, and will have a slew of family members travel from Milwaukee to see him accept his diploma. But it wasn’t always easy. Far from it, in fact. …

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Kari Frisch named Educator of the Year

For Central Lakes College Communications instructor Kari Frisch, both education and CLC are in her blood. Her father was a student at the college before teaching there himself for 38 years. Her mother taught child development there for several years. Kari herself grew up running the halls and playing in …

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