In Focus – Jon Hassler Festival

Jon Hassler was a teacher at Brainerd Community College, now Central Lakes College, for 12 years as an English professor. So to honor him, CLC held a festival in his name. The Jon Hassler Festival included multiple speakers and presentations during the two-day event. Hassler...

Brainerd History Week Gets Native American Lesson

Before the train depot helped settle Brainerd the Ojibwe called the area home. And before the Ojibwe it was the Dakota people that lived here. Today during a lecture at Central Lakes College during Brainerd’s History Week, audience members got a history of the Native American...

CLC Extinguishing Their Tobacco Products

Smoking only outside certain doors signs at CLC will be replaced tobacco free college signs across their campuses. CLC plans to instate their tobacco-less initiative as a way to make the classroom more like the workplace. CLC worked with some local agencies including Clearway...

Manufacturings Has a Sparkling Future, But 1 Growing Problem

The slicing, welding, creating and manufacturing world in Minnesota has a sparkling future. However coming out of the recession manufacturing companies are faced with a growing problem. Over a decade ago Central Lakes College says they had over 100 students taking part in their...

Turkey Bird Flu Is Scaring Minnesota Farmers

Minnesota farms produce about 46 million turkeys annually bringing in $600 million dollars. And with each turkey producing about $17.50 in direct economic activity, there’s a lot of money that could be lost during this bird flu that’s killing entire flocks. And AgCentric is...

Central Lakes College Student’s Own Personal Success Story

Two years ago while living in poverty and shopping for her family’s groceries for the month, Angelique Hayes had a stark realization. She had been working odd jobs to help pay for whatever her family needed, but she knew it wasn’t enough. So that day, Hayes enrolled at Central...

Wilderness Search and Rescue Program

With that thought in mind, Central Lakes College in Brainerd hosted a class to prepare emergency responders if any of those scenarios arise. Students were educated on three different fields: Search and Rescue, Emergency Medical Services, and Incident Command. Once students...

CLC Class Helps Search For Marc Welzant

Marc Welzant was last seen on October 26th leaving a Holiday gas station in Brainerd. The 47-year-old had been living in a group home for his special needs. Today Central Lakes College General Evidence class helped the family search two location along the Mississippi River. The...

Central Lakes College Unveils Newly Re-branded Half Mile

In today’s busy world, exercise seems to always come in second place. So in cooperation with National Public Health Week, Central Lakes College in Brainerd is encouraging everyone to get active. The half-mile has been around for several years, but they say it was time for a much...

Rosenmeier Forum Talks Higher Education

74% of jobs in 2020 will require a secondary degree. And because the Minnesota State College and Universities System (MnSCU) expects that projection to become a reality, they’re looking to get Minnesota students ready and educated to join the workforce. During today’s Rosenmeier...
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